Associate Designer Job in Away

Away is a global lifestyle brand with a mission to transform travel through products and content that inspire people to get away more. In support of our mission, we are seeking an Associate Designer to join our Product Design team.
Want to help us transform the travel experience? The ideal candidate will have had experience in product design in house, circular design innovation, and in luggage/bags design company. You will report to VP, Design based in our New York City office. This role is fully onsite in our Soho office.
As a company that values diversity, equity, and inclusion, Away seeks individuals of all backgrounds and experiences to apply for this opportunity. We’re creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Our customers are global and diverse, so we’re building a team that is too. Through initiatives like our employee resource groups, anti-racism training, and bias prevention initiatives, we’re building the cultural foundation that gives people the emotional and physical space to bring their authentic selves to work.
What you’ll do:

Assist in the design of our growing line of luggage
Provide support in sketching and updating tech packs in Illustrator
Review samples and organize components, to ensure all parts are accounted for at various stages in the design process
Maintain knowledge of current trends and relevant products on the market, as well as user-centered methodologies
Daily communication with the Product Development team on timelines and updates
Continual refinement of our product offering, while ensuring brand integrity is maintained

Who you are:

An excellent communicator
Detail-oriented and organized
At least 1 year of relevant design work experience
Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and 3D modeling software required
Basic understanding of product construction, and textiles
Flexibility and time management, ability to prioritize multiple projects, and take responsibility for deadlines
An understanding of minimal design, a solid understanding of color, and enthusiasm to problem solve
A portfolio, but more importantly, the ability to talk us through your designs
Team player with a “no task is too small” attitude
Enjoys working in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
Passionate about transforming travel (but that’s a given!)
You can show proof of COVID-19 vaccination & adherence to HQ COVID office policies using a secure platform that verifies vaccination status within 30 days of hire

You’ll love working at Away because:

We travel. We encourage you to take time to recharge outside of the office. You’ll have generous PTO to explore new places and access to Away products to ensure your travels are seamless.
We’re not just employees. We’re people. We offer insurance coverage (health, vision, and dental), tax savings plans for retirement, dependent care, commuter benefits, generous and inclusive parental leave, and a kitchen stocked with organic snacks and coffee.
We’ll invest in your career. Our company’s growing quickly, and we’ll give you the opportunity to do the same. You’ll have access to a number of professional development opportunities so that you can keep up with the company’s evolving needs.
We’re creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Our customers are global and diverse, so we’re building a team that is, too. Through initiatives like our employee resource groups, our new office in downtown Manhattan, and more, we’re building the cultural foundation that gives people the emotional and physical space to bring their best selves to work.
We offer competitive compensation packages. We deeply value the talent our team brings to the table, and believe that fair and equitable total compensation packages are part of our commitment to everyone who works here.
And so much more…! You can bring your dog to work. We organize ways to give back to our local communities.

About Away:

Away is a global lifestyle brand with a mission to transform travel through products and content that inspire people to
get away more. The company launched in 2016 with one perfectly designed carry-on and has since expanded to offer an array of luggage and travel essentials built for the modern traveler. Headquartered in New York City, with teams in London and Toronto, Away currently ships products to over 35 countries around the world. Away has been named one of Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies” and has been recognized on TIME’s list of “Best Inventions.” To learn more, visit awaytravel.com.

EEO Statement:
Away is dedicated to hiring a diverse workplace that celebrates an inclusive culture and a sense of belonging. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, veteran status, genetic information or disability.
Away is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at talent@awaytravel.com.

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