Position: Creative Designer
Magenta Inc - Berkeley, CA // Pasadena, CA
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.
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:
- 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
Design: 2 years (Required)
Berkeley, CA or Pasadena, CA (Preferred)
United States (Required)