Revelate Designs is a pioneer and innovative maker of bikepacking and adventure cycling gear. Based in Anchorage, Alaska, our tight-knit team designs high-quality, lightweight products used around the globe. We’re a passionate crew of bikers, skiers and climbers, who draw from our collective experiences to design, test and produce bags that make big adventures on two wheels possible.
Revelate is seeking a new product designer to join our team! This is a full-time position at our Anchorage, Alaska HQ. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented creator and problem solver with a passion for innovation with the practical skills to turn ideas and concepts into new products.
As a small company, members of our design team are in charge of all steps in bringing new bikepacking gear to market. Designers carry a product through concept development, design, prototyping, testing and iterative improvement. We have a collaborative approach where feedback and input from team members is an integral part of the process. Designers are also responsible for materials and process refinement, supply chain procurement, and collaboration with production partners both domestically and abroad. Equal importance is given to improving existing products and developing new ones. Designers also work closely with our sales and marketing staff to communicate information for successful product launches and updates.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
- Collaborate with the design team and conduct research to create product specifications, design criteria, and fit guidelines for new products
- Using those criteria, create concept drawings / sketches / mockups, draft patterns, and build physical prototypes for testing and evaluation
- Develop and design refinements to Revelate’s existing product line
- Work closely with material and manufacturing partners to develop samples
- Collaborate with engineers on hard good designs as needed
- Explore and research new processes or techniques to incorporate into product manufacturing
- Develop tech packs and bill of materials
- Closely review, iterate, and approve manufacturer samples for production
- Set up and maintain products and materials in our ERP system
- Troubleshoot production challenges
- Manage multiple projects at different stages of development
- Help identify, evaluate, and execute product changes based on warranty, repair, and customer input
- Challenge the norm – bring new ideas to the table
The ideal candidate has:
- Several years experience in outdoor / bike industry product design. A relevant degree in a design related field is helpful
- Is a cyclist to conceptualize and evaluate designs and prototypes
- Has strong knowledge and skills in modern soft good construction and manufacturing methods. This includes: pattern making, sewing, material converting methods, and traditional cut-and-sew processes. Knowledge in the design and construction of waterproof products is a big plus
- An understanding of hard good design and manufacturing methods with the ability to integrate hardware designs into soft good products
- The ability to self task, independently manage projects to maintain schedule
- Thorough knowledge of modern materials in the outdoor industry
- Proficiency in 2D CAD / vector graphics, 3D modeling skills are also preferred
- Strong written, visual and verbal communication skills to effectively collaborate with in-house team members, supply chain, and manufacturing personnel.
- Proficiency in photo annotation as a visual communication tool
- Familiarity (or the ability to learn) ERP and inventory systems along with solid spreadsheet skills
- The ability to travel 1-2 a year
The salary range for this position is $70,000-$80,000, depending on experience. We offer a matched 401(k) plan with profit sharing, a health HRA benefit, year-end bonus, continuing education reimbursement, and a generous time off policy. Beta on some of the countless Alaskan adventures you will have is also included. To apply please send your cover letter, resume, and a portfolio of relevant work samples to: firstname.lastname@example.org.