Senior Print Designer - Speedo USA
Position Located in Cypress, CA - Hybrid
WE ARE SPEEDO
The world's leading swimwear brand, Speedo is passionate about life in and around the water. The brand's heritage of innovation derives from its leadership in competitive swimming, where more Olympic Gold Medals have been won in Speedo than any other brand. Unmatched in performance, fit and feel, we are also America’s #1 goggle brand.
From the first splash, to every stroke, the genuine love and excitement we have working with the water is what creates exciting and meaningful relationships.
Speedo is not where we work, but is who we are.
It’s watching a baby in the pool for the first time or our athletes make history. What we do is sacred to us and our connection to the rest of water lovers around the world. Driven by the challenge, not the glory. At Speedo, it is never enough to be good at what you do; you have to love what you do.
Speedo is a part of the Pentland Brands Limited Family.
We are Pentland Brands, a global family business bringing some of the most loved active and footwear brands to millions of people around the world.
We own Speedo, Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Endura, Mitre, ellesse, SeaVees, Red or Dead and we’re the UK licensee for Kickers and have a joint venture partnership for Lacoste footwear. Our products are available in over 190 countries and are sold either directly by Group companies or are represented by licensees and distributors.
All our brands have their own unique identities and every one of them is powered by Pentland. We have more than 1,200 employees worldwide and we’re always on the lookout for talented, enthusiastic people to help shape our future.
We celebrate differences and give everyone the freedom to innovate and develop, be it through creative working environments or learning opportunities. Our brands are there in the moments that matter - being there for more people, in more of those moments, drives everything we do.
At Pentland, we’re guided by four principles, we use these to make sure we’re not only doing a great job, but we’re doing it in the right way:
- Success is a team game
- With clarity and courage
- Better as standard
- In good conscience
We believe in building brands for the world to love, generation after generation. Your potential is our potential and together we can build and grow brands that last.
The Senior Print Designer’s primary purpose is to help support the conceptualization, development, and execution of innovative print and graphic designs for Speedo.
They leverage exceptional design expertise and deep understanding of materials and manufacturing processes and drive the creation of cutting-edge designs that set market trends and meet customer needs.
The role will involve collaborating closely with cross-functional teams, mentoring junior designers, and applying a keen eye for detail to ensure the production of functional and aesthetically pleasing product that consistently exceeds customer expectations.
Blending creative vision with practicality and technical proficiency, they play a pivotal role in strengthening our brand's product portfolio and market competitiveness within the industry.
- Conceptualization and Ideation: Generate innovative and compelling design concepts that align with market trends, brand identity, and target audience preferences
- Material and Manufacturing Expertise: Possess a deep understanding of various materials, manufacturing techniques, and production processes to ensure design feasibility and cost-effectiveness
- Design Validation: Conduct thorough research, prototyping, and testing to validate design concepts, ensuring they meet functional requirements and comply with industry standards
- Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including product managers/merchants, developers, commercial and marketing, to integrate design requirements and ensure seamless execution throughout the development lifecycle
- Mentorship and Guidance: Provide mentorship and guidance to junior & associate designers, nurturing their skills and fostering a culture of creativity and excellence within the design team
- Trend Analysis: Stay abreast of emerging design trends, technological advancements, and industry innovations to drive continuous improvement and innovation in product design.
- Brand Consistency: Uphold brand consistency and identity by ensuring that all print and graphic designs align with the brand's visual language, values, and target market
- Design Documentation: Create and manage comprehensive print design library as well as managing the operational processes of strike-off initiation, tracking and approval processes
- Quality Assurance: Enforce rigorous quality control processes throughout the design and production phases, ensuring that the final products meet the highest standards of performance, durability, and aesthetics
- Research and contribute in the creation of seasonal creative direction, trend overviews, color and mood boards
- Modify color, scale and repeats of prints and graphics as necessary to satisfy briefs and ensure margin targets are met
- Collaborate with Raw Materials/PD/Factories to ensure latest sustainable processes are implemented
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
- Educated to degree level or similar experience, preferably within, Sports Fashion or Product Design or a related field or area
- Proven design experience in a sporting/outdoor/lifestyle brand aligned to the brand or category you’ll be working on
- Consumer focused with a strong technical bias within their given design specificity
- Strong creative and trend skills, with a proven commercial background
- Strong sense of international market trends balanced with the importance of originality through invention
- Clear understanding and consideration of construction and manufacturing methods in design solutions
- Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite plus excellent freehand drawing and rendering skills; experience working wihtin PLM systems; experience in 3D design and knowledge of Excel a plus
- Proven ability to work within a critical path and meet deadlines, managing time efficiently to achieve completion of a professional standard of work
- Able to manage and work to deadlines as well as multi-tasking
- Extremely organized, structured and comfortable working with minimum of supervision towards meeting short-term and long-term objectives
- Collaborate effectively to maintain and develop trustful relationships with peers across the business or multiple functions and within the product team
- Ability to work across multiple functions with experience of working in a matrix structure a benefit
Pay Range: $100,000 - $120,000 annually
Base pay is a portion of our total compensation package and determined within a range that allows growth and development within your role. Your base pay will be determined based on experience, skills and qualifications.
Speedo and Pentland Brands are an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment on the basis of their individual capabilities and qualifications, consistent with applicable law and without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. In addition to complying with all applicable laws, we have a strong corporate commitment to inclusion, diversity and to ensuring that all current and future associates are compensated solely on job-related factors such as skill, ability, educational background, work quality, experience and potential. To achieve these goals, applicants are asked not to disclose salary history information.Apply for this position