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The North Face: Senior Print Designer (Global Product)

VF

VF

Product, Design
Denver, CO, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Now that youve found the job description, what’s next?

At The North Face we dare to lead the world forward through Exploration. We were born to Explore, Disrupt and to Lead. We were born to Love Wild Places and to Spark Curiosity. We believe that exploration is a mindset - both on the mountain and off the mountain - and it infuses everything we do. As a community of explorers, we stay curious about new ideas, places, and people.

So, before we get to the job details, take a minute to learn a little more about us – our values and our culture. If you can see yourself working side-by-side with a team of adventure-loving people, The North Face just may be the place for you.

To learn more about our values and our culture, visit The North Face Careers or www.thenorthface.com.

What will you do?

A day in the life of a Senior Print Designer for the Global Creative Direction team at The North Face is to concept and design print artwork that supports the seasonal creative direction for Men’s, Women’s and Youth product across apparel, accessories, equipment and footwear. This position will work closely with the Senior Print Manager to ensure that print execution fulfills seasonal product briefs, is production ready, in a brand right and contemporary way.

Let’s break down that day-in-the-life a bit more.

Conceptualizing and Designing Art:

  • Develop repeat prints that align with seasonal creative direction.
  • Collaborate closely with the Print Manager and Print Design Team to ensure brand consistency and contemporary execution.
  • Document, story-tell and present creative print process.

Global Trend Awareness:

  • Stay at the forefront of design trends in print.
  • Create original prints that resonate with seasonal direction and commercial goals.
  • Leverage resources effectively to generate fresh ideas.

Cross-Functional Collaboration:

  • Work with Global Merch, Product Management, Design, Concept, Graphics, Materials, and Color teams to build seasonal product flow palettes.
  • Lead print process with Materials, reviewing strike-offs and troubleshoot print execution across various materials.

Trend Reporting:

  • Produce trend reports and present findings to cross-functional teams.

Production:

  • Skilled in creating production viable repeats for sublimation, jacquard and yarn dye woven.
  • Create and track production mill sheets.
  • Strong color sensibility and ability to pitch color as needed.

What do you need to succeed?

We all have unique skills that we bring to work and celebrate every day. For this role, there are foundation skills you’ll need to succeed and excel. Additionally, while formal education in a related field is great to have, we are most interested in your 5+ years of textile design experience and professional achievements.

The foundation skills you will need in this position are:

  • Skills:
    • Proficiency in Macintosh OS, Photoshop, Illustrator, Word, and Excel. A plus for experience with Aquario/Design Pro.
    • Strong communication and presentation skills.
    • Flexibility, creativity, and adaptability.
    • Ability to work in fast-paced, deadline-oriented environments.
  • Knowledge:
    • Understanding of outdoor, lifestyle, and streetwear trends.
    • Familiarity with the competitive landscape and sports represented by the brand.
    • Professional experience designing and specing surface, jacquard and yard dye textiles.
  • Portfolio:
    • A strong graphic print portfolio demonstrating contemporary and directional designs.
  • Location requirement: This position is based in Denver, CO.

What do we offer you?

At The North Face, we know you expect as much from us as we do from you. That is why we make a commitment to support and grow our people. We offer extensive development and growth opportunities for your current and future positions, a competitive compensation package, and a strong benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, and 401(k).

Our commitment extends beyond this and into your daily work life. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture based on respect, connection, and authenticity. Our focus on DEI is at the foundation of who we are and what we do.

To learn more about The North Face’s benefits package, follow this MyVFBenefits.com and click “Looking to Join VF”.

To learn more about The North Face’s Diversity and Inclusion efforts, go to www.thenorthface.com.

Now WE have a question for YOU.

Are you in?

Hiring Range:

$95,040.00 USD - $118,800.00 USD annually

Incentive Potential: This position is eligible for additional compensation awards that may include an annual incentive plan, sales incentive, or commission potential. Specific details of the additional compensation eligibility for this position will be provided during the recruiting and interview process.

Benefits at VF Corporation: You can review a general overview of each benefit program offered, including this year's medical plan rates on www.MyVFbenefits.com and by clicking Looking to Join VF? Detailed information on your benefits will be provided during the hiring process.

Please note, our hiring ranges are determined and built from market pay data. In determining the specific compensation for this position, we comply with all local, state, and federal laws.

At VF, we value a diverse, inclusive workforce and we provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. If you are unable to submit your application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at peopleservices@vfc.com. VF will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.

Pursuant to all applicable local Fair Chance Ordinance requirements, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, VF will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.