Design Production Artist & Colorist : Alameda, CA : Temporary

We are hiring for a temporary Design Production Artist & Colorist to work on-site in Alameda with our Outdoor friends!  The assignment is for 3-6 months.  

The primary responsibility of the Design Production Artist & Colorist (Sportswear) is to support the design team by applying graphic designs and color to apparel illustrations.  This role supports the design team with presentations, color-up line and illustrations and any design work needed.  The Design Production Artist & Colorist (Sportswear) should be comfortable working with and multiple functional areas including design, merchandising and development.  Must have strong graphic design skills.

Key Responsibilities:

·       Support design team with applying graphic design and color to apparel illustrations 

·       Responsible for all aspects color usage and selection including logs and trims according to the Global Color Strategy.

·       Build knowledge of core materials palette and understand how each is imbedded in the line, how they share across the line and how color/print can be applied.  

·       Maintain grids with most accurate apparel illustrations. Ensure Cad files are available for cross function teams to build seasonal documentation.

·       Coordination with cross function team around calendar dates to ensure Cad files are correct and available for major calendar deadlines.

·       Act as liaison between Design and Product development and communicate changes in colors that may affect the BOM.

·       Overall, support the design team in meeting presentation and production deadlines as they relate to the seasonal calendar.


  • 1-3+ years of related experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in apparel design, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 2+ years working with illustration, design, multimedia and page-layout software on a Mac. Expert in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop).

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

  • Experience with graphic art, illustration, photo editing, web design, color design, or animation a plus.

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and manage multiple competing work priorities.

  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written.

  • Experience communicating messages and ideas with images instead of words.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work well with multiple business partners.

  • Accuracy, and results oriented: good attention to details and deadlines.

  • Great with following up with others and follow through on projects.

  • Ability to independently seek information and trouble shoot. Ask questions for understanding and clarification.

  • Apparel and high-volume production experience is preferred.