Color & Concept Design Director

Posted 5.10.24
Location
Boston, MA
NOBULL is currently seeking a Color & Concept Design Director. This individual will grow and mentor a team and collaborate closely with their counterparts across Apparel, Accessories, Footwear Color Development, and Product Development. This individual will lead and drive the strategic conversation around color design and its implementation across categories, seasons, and partnerships. They will oversee graphic implementation across all our product, including all over prints, graphics, and graphic color-ups. This role will also have responsibility for the review and approval of color confirmation samples and for providing necessary feedback to the development team.
 
We are looking for someone who wants to be a part of a rapidly growing organization and use their skill set across design to be a part of creating our simply innovative and high-performing product. This role will both lead and drive the work of this diverse group and is an opportunity to be a part of a rockstar design team.
 
A portfolio is required during application for this role, and we look forward to reviewing your work. We love seeing your finished products but are even more excited to see where you get your inspiration, your sketches and anything else that is part of your design process. Show us those ideas that never made it to the shelves. We want to see your personal design aesthetic and thought process, the crazier the better!
Responsibilities:
  • Lead and manage Color & Graphic design team
  • Oversee collaboration with the footwear, accessories, and apparel design team to establish graphics, all over prints, graphic color-ups, mood boards, themes, etc.
  • Drive strategic color direction for the brand, including how it relates to our core brand color palette, seasonal launches, and brand partnerships
  • Lead color feedback and confirmations to the development team
  • Proactive engagement with product planning and development teams around our color direction and strategy.
  • Lead in executing all graphics for brand including all over prints, repeat patterns, placed graphics and packaging graphics
  • Lead and drive development process as it relates to graphics
  • Lead exploration of color themes and palettes for Accessories, Apparel and Footwear
  • Lead in-depth research in order to drive innovative design solutions
Qualifications:
  • 10+ years’ experience in Graphics and Color. Experience in apparel, footwear, and performance product a plus
  • Experience hiring, leading, motivating, and mentoring a diverse team of designers
  • Well versed in apparel and footwear terminology a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Textiles, Materials, Graphics, or other relevant design
  • Farnsworth color certified or equivalent
  • Ability to collaborate with other Designers/Design Directors to create palettes and color flow based on color strategy
  • Fluent in hand sketching, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
  • Positive energy and the ability to inspire teammates in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Independently motivated, proactive, and resourceful
  • Must be able to handle a significant number of projects while maintaining development timelines, deadlines, and work distribution among team members
  • Strong written, verbal, and visual communication skills
  • Occasional travel to Asia
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