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Senior Color and Graphic Designer - Helmets

Specialized Bicycle Components

Specialized Bicycle Components

Morgan Hill, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 4, 2023

Are you ready to combine your passion for an active lifestyle with a meaningful and multifaceted career in the cycling industry? At Specialized, our teammates are encouraged to explore roles in a variety of functions throughout their careers. We value curiosity, a desire to try new things, and an eagerness to learn about all aspects of the business. No matter where you begin with the company, you get to decide where you want to go whether it’s marketing, finance, product development, sales, or an international assignment. Join us in making the world a better place through the power of bicycles and build your dream career at the same time!

We are actively looking for an experienced Color and Graphics Designer to become a valuable addition to our Color and Concept Design team. In this position, your primary responsibility will involve the design and application of innovative colors, graphics, and finishes within our helmet category.

You will collaborate closely with the Lead Color, Materials, and Finish Designer and the Product Manager. Together, you will be responsible for taking the seasonal color and graphic direction, combining it with rider-centric insights to craft and oversee the development of a sophisticated, forward-thinking, and cohesive range of helmets.

The Role

  • Translate the seasonal concept and color direction into appropriate color and graphic designs for the helmet category.
  • Generate branding concepts and ideas for our new product introductions (NPIs).
  • Create, supervise, and communicate technical documentation to our production partners.
  • Oversee sample management and collaborate with creative leads and project managers to secure design approvals.
  • Collaborate with Industrial Design and Vendors to innovate finishes and graphic techniques from conception to market release.
  • Address production and quality challenges alongside vendors and the team.
  • Maintain and update the Visual Line Plan.
  • Lead projects related to inline products, custom athlete requests, and quick turnarounds.
  • Travel to vendors as necessary for production oversight and relationship management.
  • Leverage 3D software for visualizing and refining product designs.

What You Need To Win

  • 3-5 years of hands-on experience in crafting innovative color, graphic, and finish packages for hard goods, preferably within the outdoor industry.
  • A collaborative and innovative mindset, constantly open to exploring new ideas and approaches in conjunction with cross functional partners.
  • Exceptionally keen attention to detail, with an obsession for the finer points.
  • A growth-oriented mindset, with a strong commitment to continuous learning and improvement.
  • Extensive expertise in product design, including experience with materials, and surface finish selections.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of design processes, principles and color theory.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Prior experience with 3D rendering software or a willingness to acquire this skill.
  • A growth-oriented mindset, with a strong commitment to continuous learning and improvement.
  • While familiarity with the cycling industry is a plus, it is not mandatory.


Below is a summary of compensation elements for this role at the company if based in the following locations:

California Base Pay Range: $84,919 - $147,758


Along with competitive pay, as a full-time teammate you are eligible for the following benefits beginning 30 days from date of hire. Benefits include:

  • Along with competitive pay, as a full-time teammate you are eligible for the following benefits beginning 30 days from date of hire. Benefits include:

  • PPO, EPO, HMO Kaiser and HDHP competitive Healthcare benefit plans offered (which include coverage for acupuncture and physical therapy)

  • Dental and Vision plan

  • Health Savings Account with a company paid HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA

  • 401(k) Matching up to $5,000 plus company paid retirement plan fees

  • Profit Sharing Plan

  • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance

  • Employee Assistance program

  • Sick, Vacation and Paid Holidays

  • Employee discounts and perk program

  • Parental Leave

  • Specialized bike for new baby

  • Education and events reimbursement

For additional information on benefits and perks, please visit: https://benefits.specialized.com

We want to increase representation of all races, genders, and body types in the cycling industry and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce where all people thrive. We encourage everyone – especially those from marginalized groups – to apply to our job postings and help us earn the position as the rider’s brand of choice. We are always looking for creative, innovative, and passionate people who are eager to contribute to our mission of pedaling the planet forward. Regardless of your qualifications, if you are ready to make a difference, please apply and let us know how you can make an impact at Specialized!

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