Creative Designer

Position: Creative Designer
Magenta Inc - Berkeley, CA // Pasadena, CA

About us:

Magenta Inc. is a tabletop ceramic design and manufacturing firm/ importer headquartered in San Francisco Bay Area, with regional offices throughout Hong Kong and Mainland China. We are a fast-paced company working with several established and well-known gift and homeware retailers throughout the US.

Established in 2002, our passion for creating stylish and memorable pieces continues to grow. Our collaborations with artisans and designers offer a wide range of authentic, sophisticated collections suited to a variety of environments and personalities. Through our select factories in Asia, we work with skilled craftspeople whose love of hand-sculpting and glazing techniques rivals only our exacting eye for quality and tradition.

 

Job Description:

We are hiring a Creative Designer to be part of our Design team. This is a full-time position with benefits. We do not provide work visa sponsorship.

 

Required Skills/ Experience:

  • Understanding of industry trends and the ability to interpret and translate market research into trend boards.
  • Ability to generate new product concepts – figural and surface design - on an accelerated schedule is a must.
  • Experience with major retailers, marketplace housewares trends, and tabletop a plus.
  • Familiarity with ceramic mass production process (both domestic and overseas) is helpful but not required.

 

Proficiency in the following programs preferred:

  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop (including color correction)
  • InDesign Microsoft Office

 

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Generating new product concepts for major corporate accounts in the mass-market channel.
  • Implementing design changes and improvements throughout the development process.
  • Creating and developing detailed illustrated product concepts for presentation to clients.
  • Assisting in the product development cycle for assigned programs from design inception to final production.
  • Availability to travel to trade/gift shows if necessary.

 Job Type: Full-time

Experience:
Design: 2 years (Required)

Location:
Berkeley, CA or Pasadena, CA (Preferred)

Work authorization:
United States (Required)

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