Director of Design

2020-08-24
Director of Design
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Director of Design

Artika designs, produces, and distributes high quality, easy to use and on-trend home improvement products at an exceptional value. We are looking for a Director of Design to join our Product Development team and oversee all design projects.  The daily work revolves around design procedures ranging from concept development to sketches and renderings.  The position reports to the VP, Product Development.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Product Development Managers and other internal stakeholders to translate business goals into unique and innovative product designs;
  • Lead the creative ideation process by analyzing current and future trends to develop new and innovative products in active categories or new brand-adjacent categories;
  • Manage day-to-day projects with a strong focus on prioritizing based on business needs;
  • Conduct design labs to evaluate the accuracy of pre-production samples;
  • Work closely with the Sourcing and Engineering teams to ensure that design specifications are implemented, and cost expectations can be met;
  • Help shape the product development strategy and vision;
  • Contribute towards the ideation process of new developments;
  • Help maintain brand consistency between all product designs.

Education / Experience

  • University or college diploma in Industrial Design;
  • 5-7 years of experience in executing and leading design projects in fast-paced creative environments;
  • Experience helping lead and mentor a team of skilled creatives;
  • Ability to quickly understand, analyse, and respond to internal and external shareholder design requests;
  • Strong knowledge of design process and project management;
  • Exceptional product design skills and the ability to implement strategic and conceptual thinking as well;
  • Strong information presentation (visual and written) skills;
  • Advanced knowledge of SolidWorks, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office.
  • English (professional working proficiency), French is an asset

 

 Salary based on experience

**Kindly note that only selected candidates will be contacted. **

 Thank you for your interest in our company!

 

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