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Astrofitters - Senior Merch Designer - Direct Hire [Remote]

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  • JOB TYPE: Direct Hire Position (no agencies/C2C - see notes below)
  • LOCATION: Remote - Global, work from anywhere
  • SALARY: $115,000 – $172,000/yr
  • ESTIMATED DURATION: 40hr/week 

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

Our client is looking for a Senior Merch Designer to help us explore and create visually compelling design solutions for a diverse range of client needs. This is a dynamic role in which you’ll own the design process from concept to execution and produce high-quality work in collaboration with their talented team of producers. They’re looking for someone with a background in fashion or product design who can translate a client’s vision and idea into new or existing brand expressions that meet targeted objectives. 

Requirements

● Expert in your craft 

● 5+ years of professional graphic design experience (although you might have had a different job title, like “UI designer” or “art director”) 

● Highly developed design skills demonstrated in your portfolio of recent work

● Track record of developing or managing merchandising and/or licensing agreements

● Experience collaborating in multifunctional teams as the design lead 

● Proficiency with contemporary design and prototyping tools and methods

● Illustration a plus 

● Highly organized, detail-oriented and possess a proven ability to thrive under deadline pressure and to execute on a number of projects simultaneously 

● Exceptional design aesthetic and experience working with a fashion/apparel brand preferred 

● Knowledgeable about creative trends influencing design in general, and in fashion/athletics/performance arenas 

● Strong conceptual abilities and a high attention to detail

● Highly collaborative creative free spirit 

 

Objectives of this Role 

● Collaborate with a broad swath of clients, both in-house and from our global ecosystem

● Collaborate with the merchandise team to create consistent product roadmaps, using key company milestones and employee buy-in to help inform design strategy.

● Develop and produce graphics, typography, and layouts for apparel such as shirts, hats, luggage tags, bags, and more! 

● Develop product libraries including material, color, fit, color standards and fabric specifications. 

● Design brand identities and brand collateral for Astrofitters. 

● Manage product-related photoshoots and graphic design needs. 

● Manage sourcing of new product vendors including promotional houses and cut & sew facilities, as needed to bring ideas to fruition. 

● Establish and implement product quality standards, coordinating with our vendors and stakeholders to maintain overall product integrity throughout the production process.

● Effectively manage multiple projects/tasks of varying complexities, meet deadlines and work well under pressure. 

● Prepare designs for final production, including, but not limited to, printer and vendor specs. 

● Employ knowledge of social media best practices and conventions, including experience crafting social and brand assets for targeted audiences and demographics. 

 

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

● Evolve brand expression; by building on either existing direction, or creating one from scratch 

● Develop and produce graphics, typography, and layouts for apparel, social, web, and print 

● Create expressions for mood, tone, look/feel to help clients position their product, brand, or service 

● Collaborate with the production team to brainstorm unique brand expressions for each client and event 

● Frame a vision for art direction, photography, and illustration to reinforce the product/service vision 

● Support the team with guidance for visual expression in 

● Manage a library of visual assets for various projects and clients 

 

Software 

● Fluency in Figma, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, the Adobe Creative Suite, Google Slides 

● CSS, After Effects, Notion, and GitHub experience a plus 

 

Other 

● An expert written communicator who thrives in a remote, async environment

● Other skills appropriate to an L4 contributor

 

Apply Now!

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ABOUT THE HIRING PROCESS:

Qualified candidates will be invited to do a screening interview with the Braintrust staff. We will answer your questions about the project, and our platform.  If we determine it is the right fit for both parties, we'll invite you to join the platform and create a profile to apply directly for this project.  

C2C Candidates: This role is not available to C2C candidates working with an agency. If you are a professional contractor who has created an LLC/corp around their consulting practice, this is well aligned with Braintrust and we’d welcome your application.  

Braintrust values the multitude of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

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