Product Designer-Freelance

RGI Home - New York, NY (30+ days ago)2.0

About RGI Home

RGI Home is the leader in creating fast-to-market high-design products for the home. A pioneer in this industry, we have created a long-standing global business built upon innovation, and we continue to grow quickly. Our reach extends across the country in the domestic marketplace and we have a multi-faceted presence in several countries. In addition to our vast and ever-evolving product offering in the organizational, storage, and decorative design categories, RGI Home is rooted in our social impact effort both here and abroad.

About the Role

RGI Home is looking for an artistic, intelligent Freelance Product Designer who seeks inspiration from all walks of life and can translate sophisticated, aesthetic vision into product. The ideal candidate has exceptional hand-drawing and design software skills, can effectively engineer costs, and recognizes that speed is king in our ever-changing industry. The Product Designer will work collaboratively with team members to gather on-trend market data, develop original design concepts in harmony with the RGI Home aesthetic, and draw upon experience with multitasking to navigate deadline pressures. Above all, this role carries the opportunity to take part in momentous retail changes and forge an exceptional career alongside our talented team of entrepreneurs.


Responsibilities and Desired Skills

Technical and practical design skills: Familiarity with current color, font, and print trends and styles; Versatility and resourcefulness in design styles and techniques; Ability to work efficiently, accurately and within budget; A working knowledge of different materials and production methods; Demonstrated proficiency in digital rendering utilizing Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop as well as solid hand drawing skills;
Ability to deliver innovation in design, product format or function; Ability to identify piece types and products for development while following a strong creative vision including style, color and pattern direction; Proven ability to multi-task under deadline pressure with excellent follow through; Ability to work independently with minimal direction;
Collaborative nature: Work with cross-functional partners to ensure a cohesive product line is created; Conceptualize by applying creativity and originality in group and individual brainstorming/sketching sessions to generate new ideas; Responsible for sample review and approval; Prepare presentation materials for line previews.

Application and Background Requirements:
Interested candidates must submit a portfolio and resume;
Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design or related design field;
5+ years of related experience;
Cover letter required.

We offer a highly competitive salary, commensurate with experience, as well as a comprehensive benefits package, including a 401k match, excellent medical coverage, and the opportunity to have a major impact on the success of a fast growing, socially responsible company. In addition, there are exciting perks like gym reimbursement, monthly catered team lunches, annual company outings, and Summer Fridays.

Expectations and Terms: RGI Home is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff; individuals from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Note: This freelance position will be based out of New York City. However, initial training at our Lake Success, NY office, accessible by LIRR, is required. Transportation reimbursement is provided.