Design Lead- Art

Burton Burlington, VT
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June 24, 2022
Burlington, VT

The Breakdown: 

As a member of the Burton Product Creative – Art team, the Design Lead will work as part of a collective that translates brand concepts into innovative design solutions that are authentic to Burton’s identity and brand values while driving a consumer-centric point of view in all bodies of work.   They will manage Softgoods focused art & design projects while working in collaboration with creative leaders, fellow designers, and cross functional partners to develop and execute cohesive ideas across all channels.  A deep knowledge and passion for design and product are paramount to success in this role.  The ideal candidate will have an interest in living an active lifestyle, snowboard culture, the outdoors, art, music, fashion, and experiences. Our crew thinks big and executes accordingly. This is the opportunity to learn, grow, and play a key role on an industry-leading creative team

We seek achievers, leaders, and visionaries, and we are looking for those who can grow, think, and dream. Let’s create attitude.

What You Get to Do:

  • Work on the concepting and design driven execution of Softgoods graphic projects relating to overarching creative direction and industry trends

  • Brainstorm with the art team to build innovative ideas and solutions

  • Presenting out ideas and concepts in conjunction with category direction

  • Partner with design counterparts to ensure graphic assets follow along with the seasonal category & color direction

  • Partner with cross functional teams to ensure designs meet the business needs and assist in hitting margin targets to support brand goals

  • Ensure proper handover of completed art specs to development, including original artworks, scale, color breakdowns, and execution information

  • Works within their team to drive meetings/presentations and achieve deadlines for their owned categories

  • Ensure efficient process and communication flow with cross functional teams for all issues regarding graphic art

  • Visualize ideas for products and ranges with a high degree of expertise.

  • Respond positively to feedback and provide constructive feedback where needed

  • Support any direct reports in order to continue to inspire and push design excellence

  • Fosters a supportive, trusting work culture where everyone can do their best, be inspired, and feel empowered

  • The position may require minimal travel

What You'll Bring to The Team:

  • 7 years in a Softgoods art or design related role

  • Strong knowledge of graphic design, typography, pattern repetition, color theory, illustration, and/or content creation

  • Proven ability to effectively communicate and visually articulate concepts and creative directions

  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to work on projects with multiple timelines and remain calm under pressure

  • Self-motivator who can work independently as well as collaboratively

  • Expertise in the use of Adobe Creative Suite and Figma

  • Experience with 3D software (CLO, Browzwear, etc) is a plus


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