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Away // travel brand & luggage
Design, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Monday, June 06, 2022
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Away is a global lifestyle brand with a mission to transform travel through products & content that inspire people to get away more. In support of our mission, we are seeking an Associate Designer  to join our Product Design team. 

Want to help us transform the travel experience? The ideal candidate will have had experience in product design in house, circular design innovation, and in luggage/bags design company. You will report to VP, Design based in our New York City office. This role is fully onsite in our Soho office.

As a company that values diversity, equity, & inclusion, Away seeks individuals of all backgrounds & experiences to apply for this opportunity. Were creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Our customers are global & diverse, so were building a team that is too. Through initiatives like our employee resource groups, anti-racism training, & bias prevention initiatives, were building the cultural foundation that gives people the emotional & physical space to bring their authentic selves to work.

What youll do:

  • Assist in the design of our growing line of luggage
  • Provide support in sketching & updating tech packs in Illustrator
  • Review samples & organize components, to ensure all parts are accounted for at various stages in the design process
  • Maintain knowledge of current trends & relevant products on the market, as well as user-centered methodologies
  • Daily communication with the Product Development team on timelines & updates
  • Continual refinement of our product offering, while ensuring brand integrity is maintained

Who you are:

  • An excellent communicator
  • Detail-oriented & organized
  • At least 1 year of relevant design work experience
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, & 3D modeling software required
  • Basic understanding of product construction, & textiles
  • Flexibility & time management, ability to prioritize multiple projects, & take responsibility for deadlines
  • An understanding of minimal design, a solid understanding of color, & enthusiasm to problem solve
  • A portfolio, but more importantly, the ability to talk us through your designs
  • Team player with a "no task is too small" attitude
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced & ever-changing environment
  • Passionate about transforming travel (but thats a given!)
  • You can show proof of COVID-19 vaccination & adherence to HQ COVID office policies using a secure platform that verifies vaccination status within 30 days of hire
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