Color Designer

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  • Job ID 5170

Job Description


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Salary (USD):

$48.00 – $53.33 hourly

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We are seeking a Color Designer for a 7-month temp engagement based in Beaverton, OR. This will be a hybrid role with full-time hours. The nature of the work is focused on the appearance of product, communications, or collateral materials.


  • 5+ years of experience in a creative field utilizing color design
  • Collaborate with design and business partners
  • Review samples and problem-solve any color achievability on material issues
  • Present work to various partner groups. Communicate a clear strategy
  • Organizing and flexibility
  • Design and execute seasonal palettes onto apparel collections
  • Trend forecasting, consumer, and competitor market research
  • Mentor Junior  designers
  • Ability to manage multiple seasons and shifting priorities.

Color Design Execution

  • Plans and executes color designs. Collaborates with design, product marketing, development, and material consultants to focus on color solutions for market success.
  • Reviews all samples to achieve marketable solution review with design, marketing, and development.
  • Clearly communicates all changes for final confirmation. Displays advanced knowledge and practices in all phases of product execution
  • Shares knowledge with others. Maintains color calendar/timelines/deadlines for category/division resulting in the timely completion of each product. Develops line art, color design server, GPIN, merchandising line, cutting samples & working with a material consultant to coordinate materials for products.
  • Finalizes product details and proactively follows through on the execution of color on each product.

Color Solutions

  • Creates innovative, retailable color solutions for category or gender-specific lines. Researches and delivers color, Color Solutions
  • Creates innovative, retailable color solutions for the category or gender-specific lines. Researches and delivers color, design, market, and lifestyle trends that influence and impact the product category process from product briefing to product concept to samples.
  • Explores options and proposes with Color Design Managers and/or senior Color Designers a seasonal color strategy for products, line segments and initiatives. Creates seasonal category-specific direction of color, materials and graphics. In partnership with the Category and Design Director, creates and leads color merchandising strategies and stories seasonally.

Consumer Research

  •  Knows the consumer. Displays in-depth understanding of consumer, and brand-positioning needs as it relates to category/division. of consumer, brand-positioning needs as it relates to category/division.
  • Utilizes knowledge of category/division consumer & their culture to improve product performance & appearance.
  • Demonstrates strong knowledge about competitor products, consumer retail habits, color, and market trends. Applies insights from consumer perspective into color solutions.

Presentations & Communication

  • Presents and communicates category-specific color direction and color merchandising direction of the seasonal line to appropriate groups. Works with design/category to produce presentation materials that effectively communicate color direction related to the consumer, product concepts, and creative strategy to internal audiences.
  • Participates and delivers bi-annual category/divisional-specific color needs for incorporation into footwear color committee preparation.

Skill Development

  • Develops excellence as a color designer. Together with Color Design Manager, advances the value of color to the client by bringing a high level of functional expertise (i.e. materials, special effects, technology, advanced development, presentation, tools) to the color design organization.
  • Educates and mentors more junior designers in category or color design organization.
  • Undertakes projects and opportunities to enhance knowledge of the business, color, and design.

The target hiring compensation range for this role is the equivalent of $48.00 to $53.33 an hour. Compensation is based on several factors including, but not limited to education, relevant work experience, relevant certifications, and location.


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