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Creative Director, Apparel Design

Role: Creative Director, Apparel Design
Brand: Arc’teryx
Location: Vancouver, CA
Summary: As a Creative Director of Design, you lead the creation of innovative and exceptional consumer product concepts for a world class global design brand. Your energy for relevance and disruption continuously evolves the Arc’teryx product direction by guiding Design teams to establish and maintain product leadership positions in the dynamic outdoor-to-outside space. Your strong consumer-facing product vision delivers resolved and cohesive product design direction aligned with our product merchandising strategy. 


  • You work in partnership with Global Product Merchandising to ensure the product design vision aligns with the global merchandising strategy
  • You work in partnership with R&D leadership to ensure relevant innovation concepts are executed appropriately in seasonal product launches
  • You build, coach and guide a high-performing Design team, driving inspiration and stoke to create and evolve world class innovative and strategic consumer concepts
  • You incorporate and transform key consumer and market learning insights into consumer product concepts by leading early idea-to-concept ideation to ignite new concept exploration
  • You inspire and guide product design leaders to ensure that all market concepts, including sport and lifestyle, integrate seamlessly and consistently to deliver a strong, global consumer product experience complimented with strong strategy for regional/local relevance
  • You create space for your product teams to balance a high degree of technical innovation with a high degree of progressive styling to achieve aesthetic design breakthroughs, relevant functional product and long-term consumer value
  • You lead seasonal product creative strategies through the idea-to-concept process, working collaboratively with Product, Retail and Brand Directors to ensure design vision lands effectively in consumer concept touch points