Material Designer

Beaverton, Oregon


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Job Id: 60121

This Role is a Hybrid Model.
Material Designer

Our client is seeking a Material Designer to assist their organization in Beaverton, Oregon.

Material Designer Responsibilities
Create original material designs or refresh existing products with supervision from Design leadership.
Ability to leverage manufacturing process to elevate new ideas, process, and materials.
Execution of material design solutions (broad range of product price points and model types).
Active and proficient participant in the creative process and cross-functional communication.
Communicate and present design concepts to internal and external audiences.
Collaborate and communicate cross-functionally with key partners.

Material Designer Qualifications
Minimum of 5 years of progressively technically challenging materials design experience.
Demonstrated knowledge of Macintosh computers using PhotoShop, Free Hand and/or Illustrator.
Knowledge of CAD programs, preferably in Mac environment.
Understanding of materials trends, fabric characteristics, materials compatibility, and materials placement.
Knowledge of product design and development process.
Familiarity with product manufacturing processes including: materials/fabrics; plastics; pigments.
Strong verbal, written, visual, and high-profile communication skills in local market language, including meeting facilitation and presentations.
Ability to understand challenges or underlying concerns, share ideas, and develop effective responses or elevate to higher management.
Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a diverse group. Ability to network, influence, and utilize internal and external resources.
Ability to articulate how materials can affect product and sales.

Compensation: $49.30/hr. (DOE)

Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.


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