Surface Designer II, Apparel

Surface Designer II, Apparel



Design innovating executions of Apparel Material Surfaces.


Creative Direction

  • Continuously aware of information needed to design performance, lifestyle and brand relevant product. 
    • Trade fairs, cultural events, and sporting events, consumer insights
    • Trade publications, trend services, fashion and sportswear magazines and websites
    • Store checks, market visits, and team travel as provided
    • Industry news in Material innovation and manufacturing
  • Contributes to Apparel Design Squad in seasonal and long-term design direction focusing on Apparel Material Surfaces
  • Contributes to apparel design direction by:
    • Contribute in trend forecasting content relevant to our consumer and brand
    • Contribute in providing technical advanced Material surface ideation and concepts using functional insights and a strong aesthetic eye
  • Works closely with various internal and external partners:
    • Collaboration and critiquing within Apparel Design, Creative Direction’s Color, Material, and Graphics teams
    • Collaboration and clear communication required with suppliers and development
    • Collaboration and information sharing with Apparel Designers and Material team
    • Acts as a conduit to all Apparel Designers, Marketing, Product Managers, CTC across all categories
    • Works closely with Development to assist in development of process, manufacturing, and costing
    • Assists in communicating inspiration and storytelling to Design and Marketing
    • Works closely with Testing to ensure quality


Material Execution

  • Designs, innovates and develops Apparel Material Surfaces with input from Apparel Design, Creative Direction, Marketing, and Development:
    • Seasonal prep and research stated above
    • Design technical and innovative material surfaces with attention to look, feel, and function
    • Create material surface innovations with consideration of sustainability and efficiencies
    • Assists in creating design presentations
    • Exploratory process to reach final solution
    • Creates Material drawings and tech packs


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Computer Skills:
    • Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop
    • Apple Mac Operating system
    • 3D not required, but beneficial
  • Ability to understand design concepts and think conceptually
  • Ability to create designs that innovate function for the consumers’ needs
  • Ability to operate in a fast pace, ever changing work environment
  • Works well in a team environment. This position requires employee to engage with many stakeholders, as well as manage various information and relationships
  • Ability and desire to push themselves, others, and the brand forward
  • Ability to influence and collaborate with key internal and external business partners
  • Understanding of brand history and current positioning
  • Understanding of the inline creation process
  • Understanding of marketplace (footwear and apparel) in all formats (streetwear/fashion) for our consumer
  • Desire to comprehensively understand technical facets of material.

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Job Title:  Surface Designer II, Apparel

Brand:  Reebok
Location:  Boston
TEAM:  Design
State:  MA
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  323848
Date:  Jul 31, 2021