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Senior Designer

The North Face

Alameda, California

The primary responsibilities of the Senior Designer are to design innovative and technologically advanced products that meet the needs of the company’s customers and end users and which in turn drives company sales and profits.  This position may also take responsibility for the output and execution of designs by other designers on staff.  The Senior Designer should be comfortable designing whole collections around coherent themes, functions specific to Mountaineering, Hiking and Climbing.  Senior Designer should also have an understanding of product design in relation to the company brand.   The Senior Designer should be comfortable providing inspiration and foundation to the design team for a collection, combining all necessary trend, material, and market research into a viable product line.  The Senior Designer is accountable for the creative production of designs to enhance the product category, brings a track record of skillful technical design with success on the market and within elite end-users. The Senior Designer should also expect to serve as a mentor and teacher to less experienced designers on the product team.


  • Years of Related Professional Experience: 8-10 years
  • Educational/Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Design (apparel), or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in flat sketching expertise.
  • Hands-on experience with CAD software.
  • Experience in creation of design packages and execution of product designs.
  • Experience in designing successful products and collections.
  • Experience in research and analysis and design cycles.
  • Experience in managing complete product and collection cycles.

  • Strong knowledge of formulating color palettes.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of apparel construction.
  • Excellent communications skills, including the ability to present concepts to product teams and review boards in a persuasive manner, and communicate responsibilities and timelines to designers on team.
  • Strong knowledge of product cycles.
  • Strong knowledge of product design and development process.
  • Strong understanding of designing for market, trend, and end uses; evaluating those attempts.
  • Basic knowledge of manufacturing processes.
  • Strong knowledge of aesthetic form and the ability to design for different consumers and end uses.
  • Basic knowledge of textile and material construction and properties.
  • Basic knowledge of product costs and impact of design.
  • Ability to manage and inspire other designers.

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Design - Product

Position Type:

Full Time

Remote ok?



10 months ago

The North Face

Built on innovation, The North Face® brand offers unrivaled, technically advanced outdoor products designed for everyone from the most accomplished climbers, mountaineers, snowsport athletes and endurance athletes to novice explorers in search of adventure.