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Senior apparel designer - Brisbane

BLACKSHEEP APPAREL

Do you have a passion for design, an eye for fashion and a dedication for being different?

We are currently seeking an experienced Senior Apparel Designer to join our Brisbane based creative team.

Reporting directly to the Art Director and working closely with the Operations team, this is a really exciting opportunity to play a leading role in the creative design and direction of a globally expanding brand.

About the Brand:

Black Sheep Cycling is a performance apparel brand born out of the desire to do things differently. Founded in 2014 on Queensland's Gold Coast with humble beginnings, the brand, team and community has grown significantly and gone global. We have uprooted from the beautiful beaches of the Gold Coast and now call Teneriffe, Brisbane home. Our flagship store, head office and cafe known as The Woolshed is where the magic happens these days and where our dedication to being different and passion for making a difference continues.

About the Role:

This role will require equal amounts of beautiful creativity and structured, logistical planning. We are a brand built on agility and adaptability and this position will require the same from you. This role will give you the opportunity to:

  • Lead and manage a small team of in-house designers and external creative consultants;

  • Manage end to end product range design and development, including artistic concept creation, artwork, product technical design & development, layout dimensions, colour selections, pre-production sampling and manufacturing;

  • Lead the growth of our internal brand and style development;

  • Have accountability for delivery of products and ranges in accordance with the production schedule;

  • Lead the design and development of future product ranges that are technically and creatively innovative while still being authentically Black Sheep;

  • Create original prints and graphic artworks, and collaborate with external artists, all in accordance with artistic direction, brand and style guidelines;

  • Coordinate and manage multiple international manufacturers;

  • Create colour and mood boards; and

  • Predict, identify and incorporate industry trends into development of market leading products and ranges;

About You:

Black Sheep Cycling is built by people, not pieces of paper!

Your experience and qualifications are always well regarded, but it will be your personality and proven personal passion for making a difference and dedication to being different which will set you up and set you apart for this role.

On top of a portfolio of experience demonstrating your passion and dedication, some highly regarded skills, qualifications and attributes will include:

  • 4+ yrs experience in a similar Senior Designer role within the cycling apparel / activewear / sportswear / stretch wear industry;

  • Demonstrated experience leading a team and managing multiple stakeholders, internally, externally, domestic and international;

  • Proven ability to deliver products and ranges which are equally beautiful in their design and performance;

  • A tertiary qualification in fashion or design;

  • Proactive and highly organised with excellent communication and time management skills;

  • Advanced skills working with Mac and the Adobe CS suite specifically, Illustrator, Photoshop and In-Design along with a keen interest to develop skills in CLO3D and other 3D visualisation tools.

Benefits:

  • Significant opportunity for this role to grow and develop with the global expansion of the brand;

  • Lead a small, passionate team of designers in our head office, ‘The Woolshed’ in the beautiful Brisbane suburb of Teneriffe;

  • An attractive package of salary and performance based bonus scheme, commensurate with experience;

  • Domestic relocation assistance to Brisbane, Queensland;

  • If quality coffee and beautiful cycling apparel is your thing, you are in luck as you will have access to generous amounts of both; and

  • Be part of a young, exciting, growing brand and team.

If all this has you feeling like you want to swipe right on us, please submit a resume and portfolio of work by 22nd January! If we are a match, be warned that we aren’t afraid of commitment and aren’t ones for taking it slow so we hope you are ready for the same.

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