• Associate Virtual Developer

    Job Locations US-MI-Rockford
    Brand/Group
    Merrell
    Job Function
    Product - Brand
    Min. Exp.(Yrs)
    1
    Type
    Full Time
  • General Function

    Merrell

     

    Merrell believes nothing should get in the way of enjoying active outdoor adventures. Merrell hiking boots, trail running shoes and apparel are built on Merrell’s outdoor heritage, quality and performance. The trail is the core of our design philosophy and has continued to guide us in the development of innovative products that inspire and enable enjoyment of the outdoors.

     

    Assist the Design Team in the product creation process, bringing concepts to life in 3-D.

    Play a defining role in the integration and adoption of evolving technologies for 3D development in the brand.

    Primary Duties

    • Create basic 3D assets for visual communication of ideas and deliver to the product design and development teams. Work collaboratively to implement and iterate on concepts and designs.
    • Develop and generate 3D models for seasonal designs ready for 3D printing and/or prototyping.
    • Assist design team with detailing, including producing specific detailed artwork of various items and components (such as graphics, logos and hardware).
    • Support the product design team to help define and apply seasonal material and color stories to 3-D designs for inline product and SMUs.
    • Work with the product development team members to help create accurate product specification packages (color cads, artwork) and tech packs within product line management.
    • Support in managing the development of products following the agreed design and development processes/timelines.
    • Ability to follow a product brief and assist designer to deliver a product that adheres to a specific target FOB.
    • Provide color CAD assets to product management and marketing team for use in account presentations and seasonal selling tools.
    • Utilize 3-D proficiency to aid in the development of “take-down” product from adults.
    • Performing duties consistent with the Company’s AAP/EEO.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

    • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Multimedia, or equivalent in a related field.
    • Some footwear experience preferred.
    • Proficiency in 3D modeling software.
    • Experience in artwork and color application.
    • Proficiency in design programs such as Adobe CS (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator).
    • Solid communication skills and experience collaborating with cross-functional teams. 
    • Attention to detail and ability to stay organized.

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    Normal office environment.  

     

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required.

     

    Committed to a diverse workforce, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled).

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