Graphics & Prints Designer (Apparel)

New York, United States Full-time

ROCKETS OF AWESOME is reinventing the way parents shop for kids by leveraging technology, data, brand, personalization, and exceptional merchandise. We’re making shopping for kids apparel convenient and fun—This is the future of vertical commerce.

We are a New York City-based, venture-backed startup with extensive executive expertise. Join our creative and strategic team working to develop a scalable e-commerce system that powers a business with massive market opportunity. This team cultivates a culture of learning and continuous improvement by investing in automated testing, learning from real-world problems, and immediately adapting.

We value fun, simplicity, and teamwork.

 

About the role...

Rockets of Awesome is looking for a Graphics & Prints Designer to join the Apparel Design team. This is a unique opportunity for a talented, quick, prolific (and even funny!) designer to contribute substantially to a growing, young brand. The designer will be our team’s surface expert. He/she will collaborate with the apparel designers on original artworks for all product categories, in both boys & girls. The designer will be looking trend-forward, to the mens, womens, active, & streetwear markets to inspire graphics & prints that cool kids can’t find anywhere else. Freelance & full-time opportunities available.

Who you are…

  • A strong hand-drawer; Illustration background a plus. Able to sketch visual ideas quickly
  • Strong in your sensibility for font & type, including hand lettering
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.

 

What you’ll do…

  • Create production-ready graphics for screen prints, print repeat patterns, & embroideries for both Boys & Girls apparel.
  • Create current, trend-right graphics, in line with seasonal direction—You’re able to create new & fresh original designs each season in a variety of styles & techniques.
  • Collaborate with design team to develop content & concepts for graphics & prints, (including humorous content). Contribute to seasonal trend direction & presentation, including prep of boards & trend decks.
  • Constantly research new trends, techniques, treatments, and new content in print/graphics, as it relates to the brand.
  • Manage multiple projects & seasons at once.—Commitment to meeting deadlines & collaborating productively with the Apparel team is imperative to meeting larger company goals.
  • Manage follow-up with internal partners on Design and Production teams—Must give productive comments on strike-offs for timely approval & excellent outcome.
  • Provide expertise on graphics processes and treatments for design and production—You’re able to collaboratively problem-solve with a factory.
  • Partner with the Legal team to ensure that graphics/designs do not infringe on intellectual property rights and register new rights where necessary.

 

Other requirements and considerations

    • 5-7 years experience in graphic or surface design for the women’s or men’s apparel markets. (Kids’ experience not required.)

 

  • Must send relevant work samples or portfolio link to be considered.