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Head Apparel Designer

SENIOR APPAREL DESIGNER

About us:

We are creating the world’s first textile computing platform. We’re integrating technology directly into one of the few things we have contact with our entire lives - textiles. Our textiles are wearable, washable, will charge wirelessly and will be loaded with invisible technology, resulting in zero habit change. The sensors and actuators embedded within our clothing create what we call Digital Identity, creating a true interface between the humans and other humans, tools, IoT and the environment. Myant will enable your digital identity to be consumed by yourself, your doctor, coach, other IoT devices, your family members, etc.

We’re looking for people who believe in our mission to make wearable technology truly ubiquitous and convenient, so that everyone can benefit from it. We are a cross-functional team solving big challenges at the intersection of fashion, electronics, software, and data science.

We design, develop and manufacture clothes that can transition from simple to smart, from dark to light, from cold to heated.

We live, design, fit and test in Toronto Canada.We are committed to a culture of transformational development. We are more than just a technically functional textile and emerging technology company – we are revolutionizing the garment and textile industry..

“Inspiring humans to empower humanity” - Tony Chahine

You:

You’re excited at the prospect of playing a pivotal role by working closely with the management team. You’re not afraid to get your hands dirty by doing some hands-on work, but you’re also a strategic thinker with insight and creativity. You’re excited at the prospect of working on a new brand and cementing it as leader in the wearable technology space. Lastly, you enjoy being part of small teams that make a big impact and that’s the reason being at a startup is the right place for you.

The Position:

  • Drive the key concepts, sample development and storytelling around print, patterns & graphics designs.
  • Work in partnership with cross-functional partners to capture the design aesthetic and imagery that benefit apparel, base layer, outerwear and accessories design. Furthermore, help maintaining Myant as trend leader in the Wearable Tech | Computing Textile space implementing our core principles within every aspect of design and construction.
  • Work in partnership with our knitting technicians, pattern engineers, and fit specialist to research | develop trends in different types of yarn and knitting structures to capture maximum functionality, both passively and technically, to sustain our goal of invisible, seamless technology.  
  • Work toward the outcome goal of designing innovation to further enhance the product and product development process with proper data collection and reporting.
  • Build, inspire and mentor a strong and unique team focused on creating innovative, brand-right, trend-right and fresh wearable tech apparel across end-uses.
  • Manage team into calendar as they work closely with development on the realization of product – refine and sharpen this model.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of apparel design, innovation, digital and/or design strategy experience required, with a strong experience working with creative, product and design teams.
  • Proven ability to drive consumer-centric design and development process.
  • Ability to collect multiple input sources and synthesize learning into actionable insights that directly lead to new concept creation, consumer experiences, and long-term innovation.
  • Ability to oversee, mentor, and inspire designers – focus on creating strong brand right pieces for specific delivery dates.
  • Handle all the day to day requests both internal and external to ensure all areas of their specific categories are being looked after and handled properly.
  • Posses a strong creative point of view, be able to verbally express concepts and design choices to a larger audience. Ability to present convincingly using proper research and inspiring visuals.
  • Must be open to opinions and suggestions from cross functional and design partners.
  • Sustain a continued understanding of the market as it relates to wearable technology, outerwear, compression and base layer garment types and athleisure.  
  • Education or Experience:  
  • BA or BS in design or business related field.
  • Must be 100% up to date and proficient professional design programs, i.e., Adobe Illustrator, and photoshop.

 

Myant. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it

 

Type: Permanent, full-time position

Compensation: Let’s talk!

Location: Toronto, ON

Keep in mind that Myant is a brand new company and everybody does a little bit of everything.

As the company grows, opportunities will present themselves and internal mobility and growth will be encouraged. We need awesome, hard-working people now that understand the ethos behind a start-up and are willing and excited to be a part of everything that goes along with it.

Please apply by responding to the job posting and cover letter in either PDF or MS Word format. In your cover letter please outline your mid-term life goals (the next five years) and explain how this position will assist you in reaching your objectives.

www.myant.ca

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Thank-you for your interest in Myant!

 

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