Product Graphic/Print Designer 1 Become part of the Converse Team Converse is a place to explore potential, break barriers and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Converse, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving world to make things better as a team. Converse designs the future. At Converse, designers chase their curiosities and build what’s next, shaping the culture and advancing human creativity. The Design Teams include artists, inventors and specialists, all with different focuses, including color and material experts, and apparel, footwear and graphics designers. Converse designers look to the future, courageously pursuing materials, ideas and forms that further elevate the consumer’s experience, raise the bar for modern style and reduce environmental impact. ABOUT OUR TEAM We are a collective of creatives who come together to encourage progressive design, innovative thinking and constant exploration. The Central Graphics design team sits within our Color, Graphics & Materials design function and uniquely spans across footwear, apparel, accessories and licensing. We are enthusiastic about our craft, dedicated to inclusivity, and strive to make work fun! WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR We’re looking for a creative individual who can deliver graphics and patterns that will energize our line, specifically for the footwear organization. This role will drive design perfection through original content creation, technique selection, color application, and ensures manufacturability of concepts. The candidate needs to be strong at concepting/storytelling and able to execute original graphics and repeated patterns using a variety of techniques, including but not limited to, free hand illustration, painting, collage and CAD programs. You would need to be highly creative, collaborative, is able to work cross functionally to deliver against deadlines and targets. WHAT YOU WILL WORK ON If this is you, you’ll be working with the Central Graphics design team and footwear organization to interpret Graphic direction into concepts relevant to your footwear category consumer. To stay aware of their needs, you will build awareness of current graphic trends through the culture of fashion, sport, art and design through market and creative research. Our style is highly energetic, so you will be ideating and concepting together with other designers. You will partner closely with cross functional teams to ensure the designs are manufacturable and deliver against our creation calendar. Clear communication is a must, as you will be producing tech packs for our factory partners. WHO YOU WILL WORK WITH This position reports to the Senior Graphic Designer within Central Graphics, which sits within our CGM Design Organization (Color, Graphics and Materials). You will work collaboratively with all our design subject areas and collaborate closely with the Category Director within our footwear organization. Additional partnerships include functions such as Product Merchandising and Development. This position has no direct reports. WHAT YOU BRING BFA in Graphic Design, Illustration or 1-2 years of experience in related fields. Proficient in Adobe Suite. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. Converse is more than a company; it’s a worldwide advocate for self-expression. This belief motivates our employees, permeates our working environment and inspires our products. No two of us look or think exactly alike. We are each one-of-a-kind. Individually and as a culture, we have the freedom to create and grow professionally. Generous benefits packages only sweeten the experience. From Boston to Shanghai, from Brand Design to Finance, Converse is a brand that celebrates the unique and creative people of the world. Together, we’re different.