Product Designer

| New Orleans, LA, USA
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KREWE is an independent high-fashion eyewear company inspired by the creativity and spirit of New Orleans, our hometown. Since launching in 2013 the brand has continued to grow and evolve with an extensive offering of unique, hand-crafted sun and optical frames designed in New Orleans and crafted with the utmost attention to detail. In addition to 4 brick & mortar locations, 12 “Tiny House” concept stores, and a robust ecommerce business the brand is also available at many notable retailers such as Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Shopbop. KREWE’s unique approach to eyewear has created a cult-following amongst consumers and influencers alike. Our frames have appeared in publications from GQ to VOGUE and on celebrities such as Beyonce, Gigi Hadid, Meghan Markle, Carrie Underwood, Hailey Bieber, Zayne Malik, Scott Disick, Adam Huber, among others.

As the business grows, we are seeking a smart, creative, and skilled individual to join our talented team! Key attributes and qualities we are looking for in candidates for all open roles: entrepreneurial spirit, innovative and solution-oriented, adaptable and resilient, best-practices methodology, team-oriented with a lean-in attitude, highest standards for execution, and a high level of accountability.

 

The Product Designer will focus on product design, developing products from concept stage through production, with responsibility for research, drawings, fit, material, and prototype review. 

 

The role will report directly to the VP of Product and is based in our New Orleans headquarters. 

Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize and mock up new product (including eyewear, packaging, display pieces, and non-eyewear items) and optimize existing product in line with design vision and business needs and in collaboration with the Creative Director.
  • Use knowledge of design to fine-tune design supplied from the Creative Director, maintaining quality and brand integrity. 
  • Develop and inform new color selections.
  • Draft and submit all sample and production orders post alignment with Creative Director to overseas team and manufacturers. 
  • Advance and formalize the collection styling management process.
  • Review eyewear samples and finished goods to ensure all technical specifications, fit and KREWE brand standards are met. Deliver feedback and comments/approval to overseas manufacturers post alignment with Creative Director. 
  • Build seasonal tech packs with support of Design Studio Associate. 
  • Work directly with Design Studio Associate to receive and review T&A (time and action) calendar for product development.
  • Advocate for product design from early stage concept illustration to sample and production; maintaining high level, daily communication with overseas manufacturers throughout the process.
  • Deliver and revise technical drawings (CADs), ensuring specifications are met with accuracy, highlighting variances and changes required.
  • Shepherd the CAD revisions to approval by Creative Director in accordance with the T&A dates.
  • Manage design schedule, reporting status daily/weekly against progress to VP of Product.
  • Conduct research on product construction, materials, and market regulations/needs to deliver and incorporate new designs and fits in the collection.
  • Recommend new silhouettes and non-eyewear products based on cultural awareness, market/trend research, and sales data in partnership with VP of Product and Creative Director.

Qualifications:

  • Proven product design experience
  • Ability to execute at a high level with mastery of on-time deliverable
  • Strong and concise oral, written, and decision-making abilities; superior follow-through ability
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills 
  • Organized and self-sufficient while managing and prioritizing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience working with a team in a fast-paced setting
  • An independent, proactive drive to quickly and efficiently complete tasks and project
  • Proficient in Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office
  • Experience with and knowledge of rapid prototyping
  • 3+ years of experience in product or industrial design role
     

 

Benefits and Perks:

  • Competitive wage
  • Group health plans: health, vision and dental insurance
  • Welfare benefits: life, ad&d, supplemental voluntary coverage 
  • FSA Plan & HSA Program 
  • 401(K) Investment Options
  • Adoption Assistance, EAP, Commuter Benefits
  • Paid Parental Leave 
  • Quarterly Cultural Spend
  • Ongoing Training and Development, an Educational Allowance
  • 10 paid holidays and Paid Time Off accrual
  • KREWE employee frame discount (of course!)

 

Diversity & Inclusion:

KREWE believes in providing an inclusive workplace where all individuals have the opportunity to succeed. We are proud to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without discrimination or retaliation because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, pregnancy or any other protected characteristic as established by applicable local, state, or federal law.


 

More Information on KREWE
KREWE operates in the Fashion industry. The company is located in New Orleans, LA. KREWE was founded in 2013. It has 87 total employees. To see all 14 open jobs at KREWE, click here.
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