Careers

Current Openings

Product Graphic Designer

Our Product Graphic Designer is responsible for collaborative conceptualization and stylistic implementation of design solutions that meet development timelines as well as style and brand positioning guidelines for the product.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Product Line Managers, Sales Managers, Brand Managers, and Product Development team to execute on the creative strategy for our product.
  • Cultivate an understanding of industry trends and share insights with the company.
  • Take an active role in concept sessions with team members from other departments.
  • Manage graphic deliverables for projects, working within budget and scheduling requirements.
  • Cultivate an understanding of the latest applied and material sciences.
  • Support all aspects of design, production, and commercialization including packaging, hang tags, master cartons, and product merchandising including point of purchase display.
  • Fluency in current graphic design practices and design/production software, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, In Design and Keyshot or other comparable software.
  • Assist when needed to design various types of layouts, illustrations, web design, advertisements according to the brand guidelines.

Specific Duties

  • Design graphics/artwork to be applied on all Slingshot Sports and Ride Engine products.
  • Initiate, create and maintain product reference drawings and tech packs.
  • Execute ‘on brand’ logo, word mark, and design detail applications.
  • Work with D&S product developers and vendors to manage timelines pertaining to graphic development of the products.
  • Interface with Engineering regarding design concepts and their applications to product.
  • Work closely with Product Line Managers, Brands Managers, Sales, and D&S team to develop and communicate the visual direction and final design for all products.
  • Manage and direct designers and artists - both in house and contracted to execute on Product graphics, packaging, and collateral material.
  • Utilize Market Research and Trend analysis to inform design decisions and product graphics.

Required Skills/Attributes

  • Degree in Graphic Design, Art or related field or equivalent professional experience. Must show intention to grow experience.
  • Fluency with core graphic design principles (typography, print, photo direction, layout, color theory, imagery composition, etc.)
  • Develop and maintain knowledge about marketing strategies.
  • Able to work on Mac OSX and Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator Knowledge of principles of design, including layout, typography, color, balance, composition, and current design trends
  • Sporting industry background a huge plus
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and fast paced environment
  • Detailed oriented, flexible, self-motivated, and able meeting deadlines.
  • Teamwork: Able to foster and build a dynamic team-oriented environment.
  • Enjoys the challenge of working with a team.
  • Results Driven: Rigorously holds department accountable for achieving high levels of performance.
  • Self-Starter: A high achiever who thrives on a challenge and is comfortable with being measured on results.
  • Must have passport and be willing to travel around the world to work directly on the factory floor and in our Hood River office.

Perks:

  • Hood River Office
  • Competitive Salary
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) + Paid Holidays
  • Group Health, Dental & Vision
  • Long-Term Disability & Life Insurance
  • Company sponsored 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match
  • Sports equipment account

Interested candidates can send a resume to jobs@slingshotsports.com


Product Developer

7-Nation Product Developers live at the intersection of design, business and engineering. They are responsible for designing new products and bringing them to life through our ‘new product development’ process. The role oversees the design and development of new products and improvement of existing products for all 7-Nation Brands (Slingshot Sports and Ride Engine). The results are best-in-class products that meet (or exceed) the requirements of the target market and production/manufacturing.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Product Line Management, Sales & Marketing, Product Development teams and Brand Managers to execute on product design and development.
  • Be the project champion that successfully leads products through the ‘new product development’ process.
  • Inspire and collaborate to produce inventive, thoughtful, cost-effective and relevant results.
  • Lead design concept sessions with cross-department teams.
  • Communicate creative strategies, product concepts and consumer insights.
  • Demonstrate how design objectives enhance the usability and marketability of a product including how they adhere to 7-Nation’s sustainability mission and goals.
  • Support all aspects of design and production, focusing on innovation and quality.
  • Cultivate a deep understanding of the latest applied and material sciences.
  • Work with product team and suppliers to identify and select innovative materials and develop new components as needed.
  • Oversee the creation of illustrations and technical drawings for new design concepts and digital renderings detailing concept, materials and development specifications.
  • Understand and work within project parameters: product goals and requirements, internal goals, technical constraints, budget guidelines and production schedules.
  • Manage multiple projects from conceptualization to finished product, adhering to calendar deadlines.
  • Cultivate an understanding of industry/market trends and share insights with the company.
  • Ensure projects follow ‘Style Guide’ and ‘Brand Positioning’ guidelines.

Job Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in design, business, engineering and/or related degree or equivalent professional experience.
  • Minimum 2-5 years of experience in hard and soft good creation. Sporting Goods industry preferred.
  • In depth knowledge of manufacturing processes and material sciences.
  • Results-driven: Ability to own projects and deliver high quality results on time.
  • Intention to continue self-education and enhance skillset.
  • Ability to work with MSOffice and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Cross-platform knowledge a plus; Rhino, AutoCAD, Solid works, and 3D rendering/printing.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Detailed oriented, flexible, and self-motivated.
  • Team player: able to foster and build a dynamic team-oriented environment.
  • Innate desire to experiment with new tools and techniques to improve work results.
  • Self-starter: A high achiever who thrives on a challenge and is comfortable with being measured on results.
  • Must have a passport and be willing to travel around the world to work directly on factory floors as well as our Hood River headquarters.
  • Kudos for sporting industry background/experience.

Perks:

  • Hood River Office
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) + Paid Holidays
  • Group Health, Dental & Vision
  • Long-Term Disability & Life Insurance
  • Company sponsored 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match
  • Sports equipment account

Interested candidates can send a resume to jobs@slingshotsports.com

 

Industrial Designer

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Product Line Management, Sales & Marketing, Product Development teams and Brand Managers to execute on product design and art direction.
  • Industrial design: Use of both applied art and applied science to improve the aesthetics, ergonomics, functionality, and/or usability of our products.
  • Create illustrations and technical drawings for new design concepts and digital renderings detailing concept, materials and development specifications.
  • Inspire and collaborate to produce inventive, thoughtful, cost-effective and relevant results.
  • Take an active role in concept sessions with cross-department teams.
  • Communicate creative strategies, product concepts and consumer insights.
  • Demonstrate how design objectives enhance the usability and marketability of a product.
  • Support all aspects of design and production, focusing on innovation and quality.
  • Cultivate a deep understanding of the latest applied and material sciences.
  • Work with product team and suppliers to identify and select innovative materials and develop new components as needed.
  • Understand and work within project parameters: product goals and requirements, internal goals, technical constraints, budget guidelines and production schedules.
  • Manage multiple design projects from conceptualization to finished product, adhering to calendar deadlines.
  • Cultivate an understanding of industry trends and share insights with the company.
  • Ensure projects follow ‘Style Guide’ and ‘Brand Positioning’ guidelines.

Job Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in design, industrial design and/or related degree or equivalent professional experience.
  • Minimum 2-5 years of experience in hard and soft good creation. Sporting Goods industry preferred.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and other related engineering concepts.
  • Results-driven: Ability to own projects and deliver high quality results on time.
  • Intention to continue self-education and enhance skillset.
  • Cross-platform knowledge required; ability to work in Rhino, AutoCAD, Solid works, 3D rendering and 3D printing software.
  • Ability to work with Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, 3D CAD, 3D modeling, 3D Rendering and 3D Printing software.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Detailed oriented, flexible, self-motivated and ability to deliver high quality results on-time.
  • Team player: able to foster and build a dynamic team-oriented environment.
  • Innate desire to experiment with new tools and techniques to improve work results.
  • Self-starter: A high achiever who thrives on a challenge and is comfortable with being measured on results.
  • Must have a passport and be willing to travel around the world to work directly on factory floors as well as our Hood River headquarters.
  • Kudos for sporting industry background/experience.

Perks:

  • Hood River Office
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) + Paid Holidays
  • Group Health, Dental & Vision
  • Long-Term Disability & Life Insurance
  • Company sponsored 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match
  • Sports equipment account

Interested candidates can send a resume to jobs@slingshotsports.com