The business of making and selling clothes has waste built right into the process: Rolls of fabric have patterns cut out of them, creating unusable scraps; retailers must guess what will be popular and how many units will sell, and whatever doesn't move becomes clearance. That results in slashed price
Started by industrial designer Michael Williams, Calavera Tool Works is a new company creating products to support craftspeople. They recently rolled out their line of hard-wearing leather shop aprons: "We feel like the folks building fine furniture and cabinetry deserve gear that's just as comfortable and durable as the high
We are seeking an experienced footwear designer to design footwear that meets trends and leverages brand DNA of Style, Performance and Green for the Sport Leisure category. This Senior Designer must bring the seasonal creative direction to life into the product briefs including functional, cost and aesthetic objectives.
LayerLAB, the studio’s future research division, focuses on uncovering behavioral insights to reshape everyday interactions and create forward-thinking new products. During development of the GO wheelchair, the studio discovered that a primary concern of wheelchair users was the strain involved in self-propelling. LayerLAB developed the GO glove system to increase the level of grip between a rider’s hands and the wheelchair’s push rims. The system enables the user to lock into the super tactile
Love motorcycles? Icon Motosports, located in Portland Oregon, is looking for a talented Product Designer to join our industry leading motorcycle equipment design team. Our highly creative and team oriented in-house product design department needs an individual who will collaborate with the entire design & development group in pushing designs
Artist Nadja Buttendorf snagged my attention with an invention that is simultaneously intriguing and skin crawling: soft fingernails. Anyone who's grown long nails can attest that they come with a host of structural and environmental issues. Typing, opening lids, and navigating anything with push buttons can be tricky or even
This is where it gets interesting. We are hiring an Art Director to lead our brand experience program (strategy / story / design / guest experience, on & offline) from our headquarters here in San Francisco. You are a seasoned, savvy, and sophisticated creative with solid
It's not often we see fashion design working to empower a community—clothing is usually about the individual. For this reason, among many other important ones, ASIYA's line of culturally appropriate activewear instantly caught our eye. Through the sleek design of their athletic hijabs, ASIYA aims to encourage Muslim women of
If you need any proof that women are tough as hell and wickedly creative, here's a daring beauty trend you may have missed: lethal insects attached to your hands! The "Scorpion Manicure" reportedly got its start last year in Durango, Mexico, where visual artist Lupita Garcia works the bodies
In this digitally assisted, rapid prototyping-happy moment, it's easy to forget how difficult modeling and manufacturing a final product used to be. Examples that stand out include Frank Gehry's building designs that were technically impossible to build before the advent of CAD software, also how the customization abilities of 3D
Burton was the first snowboard company to make women's specific outerwear. As the Senior Outerwear & Apparel Designer for Women's & Girl’s Softgoods you will be carrying that torch, by crafting best in class, look and feel for the women's & girl’s technical outerwear line & alternative outdoor apparel line. To do that your experience will need to include at least four years of professional apparel design, a strong portfolio that showcases your skills in outerwear/sportswear/streetwear design, pl
Every winter in New York City you'll spot lone gloves on the sidewalk or subway platform. That always makes me sad, as I know the person who lost it will undoubtedly throw the other one away. Single gloves aren't much good. Socks are the same; once you've got a hole
With Halloween celebrations quickly approaching (this weekend!), it's time to stop procrastinating and start getting your costume ideas in order. From art history reminders to creepy looks into the future, here are some of our favorite takes on turning hard labor into indisputable costume party champions. Okay, most of them
Topology Eyewear is an early-stage fashion tech startup in San Francisco, designing and manufacturing custom eyewear. Half of the population needs eyeglasses, but it's really difficult to find a pair that fits perfectly while still looking exactly the way you want it to. Topology's solution is to build
My main profession is forecasting the future, and from that vantage I do everything else. When I curate an exhibition, it's like a 3D trend forecast. When I work with students, I think about their future and how I should educate them accordingly. When I write, I write with a historic perspective but always about what will be the implementations in the future.
"Since it was patented in 1851 there hasn't been a major upgrade to the zipper-style enclosure," writes Evolve Enclosures. In my opinion, that's because the zipper is a fantastic design. In their opinion, however, it's due for an upgrade. Take a look at what they've come up with: As
Those of you keeping up with Spring/Summer 2017 Fashion Weeks know that it's been a time for self-expression and boundary pushing design within the realm of footwear. However, it's not the wacky animal heels or plastics that are getting people riled up this season—it's three internet breaking collaborations. We round
If you tuned in to the Olympics, you might have learned about cupping, blood doping, or any of the numerous techniques employed to give athletes that much sought after edge on the competition. But what if I told you that the next big thing to help athletes increase speed, agility
We introduced Vetra in the spring. We were intent on bringing it in because the boxes from France would not simply be full of quality workwear but also decades of family tradition, a culture of perseverance, and a brand we could proudly champion. People in Portland and beyond seemed to
The role of the Technical Designer is to develop artwork. Ranging from logo creation to bulk production specs as it relates to Global Custom Product Program. Create and maintain templates for production of print and web based sales tools using Adobe Illustrator, Tech Pack and Spec creation/updates/maintenance, process custom artwork requests within a designated time frame, Replicates artwork across all leagues/teams.
We've seen a fair amount of design entrepreneurs' websites where the "About" section is longer than the "Product" section. These folks write endless paragraphs about the excellence of their product, what the brand communicates, their classic use of materials, their design innovations. Then you look at the product and it's
If you've been following the elections in any way this year, you, too, might have found yourself ruminating on the apocalypse, and any number of routes that might take us as a society toward our inevitable demise. I know I sure have. From the wrong man getting his tiny, grubby
The Costume Institute's exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology explores how fashion designers are finding innovative ways of reconciling the dichotomy between hand (manus) and machine (machine). Rather than posit the two poles against each other, the show presents compelling
Brooklyn Creator Farm: The Brooklyn Farm is an open source creation center that will help shape creative direction across the entire adidas brand. Serving as a cultural contact point between creators, culture and consumers alike, the Farm will let people take risks, have fun and experiment without limitations. The
The Brooklyn Farm is an open source creation center that will help shape creative direction across the entire brand. Serving as a cultural contact point between creators, culture and consumers alike, the Farm will let people take risks, have fun and experiment without limitations.
The primary responsibilities of the Designer are to provide design work of innovative and technologically advanced products that meet the needs of the company’s customers and end users, which in turn drives company sales and profits. Accountable for the creative production of designs to enhance the product category.
Even if you find it cacophonous, Chinese Opera can be fun for an unversed, visual-minded Westerner to watch. First time I saw one I couldn't make heads nor tails of the story, but as you watch the performers' motions within their elaborate costumes, you start to grasp which characters represent
We all know that the news surrounding the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio is dismal and the conditions are desperate. Amid rising countless health, safety and finance concerns, some are turning to design innovations for "solutions." [Photo Credit: Tom Avril of The Philadelphia Inquirer]Instead of truly addressing the cause of
Computer powered weaving goes back to the 1800s and it's getting a decidedly modern update on the new platform Wovns. At heart, the Wovns goal is to get more designers into textile design. But that's bigger than it sounds, since a customized weave is a bit more involved than
Samantha SwordsI first learned of the talented designer/fabricator Shari Finn by watching Samantha Swords, the closest thing our world has to a real-life Brienne of Tarth. Ms. Swords, a/k/a Samantha E. Catto-Mott, is an artist who also happens to be a championship swordfighter, with her specialty being medieval European combat
Ninety-two-year-old Gert Boyle is the Chairman of outdoor gear manufacturer Columbia Sportswear. Actually, she's the Chairwoman; "Gert" is short for Gertrude. Those of you raised in the '80s may remember that she starred in the company's tongue-in-cheek commercials of the time (like this one) where she subjected her son to
This week we lost a designer whose work launched 20th century hair to some of its highest accomplishments. You might not recognize the name Margaret Vinci Heldt, but you certainly know her work: Mrs. Heldt's iconic innovation defines its era more concisely than politicians, writers, or musicians. Whoa, DollyThe
Are you tired of the corporate grind or of working in dull product categories? Do you want to work in a fun and energetic environment and work on inspiring projects? We are looking for talented Industrial Designers to join our team. Exciting
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