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Graphic Production Artist II

Company: Columbia Sportswear
Location: Richmond
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

CALLING THOSE WHO LIKE TO GO A LITTLE OFF ROUTE... When our founders established the Bay as our base back in 1993, Mountain Hardwear was destined for a life of play. They wanted to make equipment and apparel that climbers and mountaineers could depend on-but they wanted to have fun doing it, too.We bring the same stoke we have in the mountains to the drawing board. We express our brand through climbing, but more importantly, through the culture that we as climbers, riders, artists, innovators, movers, shakers (insert your thing here) create. ABOUT THE POSITION We're seeking a Graphics Production Artist II, an intermediate design role responsible for assisting the Design Team. This individual works alongside the Graphics and Textile Designer to support the Sportswear, Outerwear and Equipment product teams by collaborating closely with these cross-functional partners. Works closely with design and product development to ensure design integrity, quality, and accuracy are met/maintained and that products are developed within established timelines. In this role, you will have the opportunity to interact with cross-functional partners involved in apparel, surface and graphics design, branding, product merchandising, materials research, manufacturing, and marketing. HOW YOU'LL MAKE A DIFFERENCE Creates original CAD artwork, consisting of color blocking, graphic placement, print, pattern, and texture fills, that is production ready for catalog as well as for visual presentations. This includes building seasonal CAD books for internal customers including Merchandising, Design, and Catalog. Assists with seasonal presentation build outs. Creates Bill Of Materials coloration tool to be used by our Product Developers. Meets calendar deadlines, ensuring all work objectives and project milestones are met with strong work product output being completed accurately and efficiently. Guides newer team members, as necessary. Creates final mechanicals for fabric prints, tee shirt graphics, trims, miscellaneous graphics, and completes all associated tasks on deadline, including ink and placement specifications, color compositions and separations, and repeats for fabric prints. Prepare all artwork to be used in apparel cad templates, non-sales cads, specialty cads, retail cads and outlet cads. As well as the creation, maintenance, and distribution of CAD books when needed. Help maintain the print and graphic strike off review process by sending feedback to Product Development and making changes to specifications and art when necessary. Works as a team member in identifying general color direction on a seasonal basis. Works to ensure all color requirements are met on a timely basis. Emphasizes the best use of resources while maximizing color utilization across the product division. Performs other duties as assigned YOU ARE Passionate about the outdoors. Proactive and resourceful, able to anticipate potential problems and suggest possible solutions to manager. Excited about creativity, collaboration, and exploration YOU HAVE Bachelor's degree, applicable certification or equivalent experience with course work in apparel design, textile, manufacturing, graphics or related experience. Typically requires 3-5 years of work experience in apparel design/development or related field OR equivalent work experience in the apparel industry. Experience with outdoor industry and apparel category preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requires strong organizational and problem-solving skills with strong attention to detail. Solid knowledge of fabrics and trims associated with the development process. Solid knowledge of general design process from concept to pre-production and garment construction methods. Strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, with a focus on Illustrator. Solid skillset in Microsoft Office Suite. Proactive and resourceful work style. Able to anticipate potential problems and suggest possible solutions to manager Ability to consistently prioritize multiple projects and thrive under pressure to meet strict timelines. Possesses strong written and verbal communication skills; interacts in a professional manner with various levels of management and employees within the organization, as well as vendors and employees worldwide. Work performed is on a global scale with awareness of regional differences. Solves a variety of problems that may be somewhat difficult and varied in nature. Consults with team members on more complex issues. Work performed will have impact on projects beyond the department. Ability to contribute and develop new processes to help improve workflow. Job located in Richmond, CA at Mountain Hardwear HQ.#LI-JC1To learn more about our hiring process during COVID-19, click here .Our purpose is to build essential gear for climbers, mountaineers, and outdoor athletes. Mountain Hardwear expedition tents have summited more of the world's highest peaks than any other brand. This level of technical precision inspires everything we do. Every stitch deliberate, every angle precise, every fabric tested, so that function and comfort are built with intent. Over and over. Mountain Hardwear, Inc., founded in 1993 and based in Richmond, CA, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Columbia Sportswear Company and distributes its products through specialty outdoor retailers in the United States and 34 countries worldwide. This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company. At Columbia Sportswear Company (CSC), we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. CSC believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Keywords: Columbia Sportswear, Richmond , Graphic Production Artist II, Design, Graphic Design & CAD , Richmond, California

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