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Product Design
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245201 Requisition #

POSITION SUMMARY:

Work within the aerie CAD/Graphics team and implement the Design leader’s direction in all aspects of the design process, from initial concept stage to presentation, to development and execution of the final product.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with Design/ Concept teams to establish pattern/color/trend direction and interpret into artwork appropriate for brand
  • Oversee all aspects of presentation from boards to articulation of ideas and market direction
  • Make frequent presentations to design staff
  • Create and illustrate print, yarn-dye and knit patterns using CAD tools
  • Create technical breakdown of all pattern layout and plaid specifications for design as communication tool for vendor fabric development
  • Develop pattern repeats and produce alternate color ways for developed prints and plaids
  • Provide production ready artwork, in both print and electronic format, for internal and external partners
  • Collaborate with Design to approve strike offs and knit downs for print and pattern  as well as all color way approvals
  • Collaborate with Design on the visualization, presentation, and communication of pattern concepts through CAD artwork
  • Align with Technology team to ensure appropriate equipment needs and maintenance for department
  • Work with junior team members to maintain library of seasonal patterns and prints
  • Research and create new trends in graphic design and production techniques.
  • Create graphic design concepts and board presentation for each season.
  • Manage and provide art direction for direct reports with graphic scale, concept and placement.
  • Develop Linesheet and color scheme for each seasons table and wall graphic tee program
  • Perform other duties as required
  • Able to work in a hybrid environment, meaning that some work may be performed remotely but certain essential functions must be performed in-person/in-office based on the needs of the business.
  • In person/in-office collaboration is required, the frequency of such in-person/in-office collaboration (e.g., portion of week, entire week) is dictated by business needs.  Such collaboration includes work centralized around product development, milestone meetings, fittings, and approvals.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design or Textile Design (or equivalent experience in CAD Design)
  • At least 8 years of related print and pattern design experience
  • Experience with CAD systems (Kaledo) required
  • Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator & PhotoShop required
  • Knowledge of repeat patterns, textile printing, yarn dye reproduction
  • Strong sense of color for the creation of color ways and the ability to match colors accurately
  • Ability to act as liaison between many departments: excellent communication and analytic skills

 

 

American Eagle Outfitters is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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