ICEBREAKER IS ABOUT ICEBREAKING
We explore the relationship between people and nature. It’s about kinship, not conquering. Nature is our hero.
Kia Ora, we’re looking for an outstanding Global Graphic Designer to join our icebreaker team in Stabio, Switzerland.
Are you passionate about a natural way of life? Do you want to be part of a purposeful movement towards Move to natural? Either way, we’re looking for you!
Do you challenge the status quo? Always asking questions and seeking out solutions? Are you yearning to make an impact and interested in Natural products? Then this is something for you!
The apparel industry needs a shake-up. At icebreaker, we’ve always believed in the pursuit of better, inspired by nature to create sustainable natural performing apparel solutions. Sustainability isn’t just a campaign, it’s the core of our business. As the first purpose-led acquisition of VF Corporation, we have never been in a better place to drive a global movement for nature, and the betterment of our species and the planet.
Let’s talk about the role!
This role is responsible for the design and artwork of product assets (including seasonal go-to-market tools such as Workbook, photography, swingtags, and packaging) and leading global eCom studio seasonal product photography.
What will you do?
Create high quality, high resolution finished images for Icebreaker
Manage the contractor / freelance induction, workflow and outputs as their direct manager during the term of their assignment
Own the production of the seasonal workbooks, either in physical print form or ditigal form. Coordinate with the Global Merchandising team and Regional teams where needed.
Create or own the creation of the product print and graphic collateral, from design, prototyping and bulk production. Includes Labelling, swing tags, boxes, and packaging.
Produce technically accurate print and digital artwork and maintain highly organized files − Quality control print and online material by proofing and testing, to ensure all marketing collateral is accurate and to the highest possible standard, adhering to Icebreaker brand guideline. Ensure all design/artwork files have been proofed, checked and approved by the relevant approvers prior to dispatch to production companies or upload to The Station − Be the point of contact with any printers / production companies used by Icebreaker to deliver seasonal product assets − Collaborate to resolve any production issues with any creative assets supplied (i.e. incorrect printer files, colour issues, etc) − Manage and coordinate the production prototyping requirements so the team can deliver viable creative solutions on time and within budget
Manage image filing systems and ensure clear and accurate naming of all images, including any outsourced image work
Support art direction, styling, model selection, and preparation for seasonal product photoshoots and other photoshoots as required by Global Marketing
Keep Icebreaker looking consistent and premium in print and digital collateral by supporting the development of product branding guidelines. Examples of Projects Responsible for:
Labelling, swingtags, packaging
Studio and ecom imagery
Where required, other projects as assigned by Senior Manager, Creative Design
What’s on your CV?
Equivalent of 5 years relevant advanced retouching experience
Sound knowledge and practical application of print and web-ready artwork requirements
Excellent proofing skills, strong attention to detail, and proven self-checking processes
Great time management and prioritizing skills with the ability to meet strict deadlines and incorporate accuracy into the process at all times
Excellent communication and record-keeping skills
Good understanding of the briefing, creative design, and print production process
Expert in operating a Mac and Photoshop
Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite, advanced with Indesign and Illustrator
Knows how to hande all file formats and wrangle data
A keen eye for detail and a passion for both landscape and fashion photography, with a deep knowledge of colour/grading and retouching techniques
Demonstated ability to keep up with emerging trends in photography and digital images
Ability to work quickly to mock up prototypes and rough concepts
Knows way around a camera
Knows about slicing/optimizing images for web
Knowledge of After Effects, Final Cut Pro, and Premiere CC
Outdoor / Fashion apparel industry experience
Who you are:
Active and adventurous
An passionate high achiever
Curious, with a global outlook and strong desire to continually learn & evolve
A Brand Ambassador who is drawn in by our story and inspired by the authenticity and uniqueness of our brand.
A highly collaborative team player
A passion for producing technically accurate artwork and beautifully organized files Ideal prior jobs
What’s in it for you?
It’s not just our products which set us apart from others, our people first approach is what drives us.
Be part of VF International: a multi brand and multi countries organization with career growth opportunities.
International, fun yet challenging working culture
Join a purpose-led brand and organization
icebreaker is a world leader in natural fibers clothing, and we supply our Natural products for our consumers to move to Natural in more than 5000 stores across 50 countries. We care about our relationships with nature and each other. We’re a fast moving, nimble business – the people on our team are here because they want to make an impact.
If you like what you have read and want to join our team then we would like to hear from you!
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