Shinola/Detroit, LLC has an opening for a Design Director for Bedrock Watch in Plano, Texas. 40 hrs/wk; 8am -5pm.
Responsible for designing and executing the creative process from concept to market for watch brands; managing all aspects of design strategy and nurturing partnership with clients to ensure product designs are both commercially viable and encompasses the brands' DNA; product development responsibilities include working directly with factories on design to manufacturing solutions; watch product design using Adobe Creative Suite and maintaining the integrity, image and profitability of the brand; developing and nurturing relationship with clients and vendors; striving to achieve highest levels of creativity, quality and innovation in product design; developing, directing and executing work to completion in accordance to the timelines / calendars and ensuring its continued execution; analyzing performance of the brand overall and building compelling product stories; together with product and sales teams, identifying current collection needs, future needs, pricing strategies, competitor threats and overall development directions; ensuring Sr. Management and Sales inputs are addressed in collection and maintaining constant communication; editing and interpreting trends in development of watch designs for the brand(s); providing leadership through product and design knowledge; cultivating an environment that encourages design research, brand research, market research, and collaboration; working closely within group and other departments to ensure quality and creation of market materials, catalogs, point of sale display materials and packaging.
Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Design, or Bachelor's Degree in Industrial and Product Design, or foreign degree equivalent, plus 5 years of post-baccalaureate progressively responsible experience in product design positions. Experience must include: watch design, brand development including packaging solutions, point-of-sale, product development including working directly with factories from design to manufacturing solutions, and total brand concepts; sketching product design ideas for customers; and utilizing Adobe Creative Suite. 15% international travel to Hong Kong and London / 5% domestic travel required.
Submit resumes to Ben Cooper, Shinola/Detroit LLC at 485 W. Milwaukee, Floor 5, Detroit, Michigan 48202. Include Ref # 146180-9 w/resume. Shinola/Detroit LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.