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Design Director (Men’s Footwear/Graphics)

Beaverton, OR (hybrid)


Placement Type:


Salary (USD):

$51 to $56 hourly

Start Date:


Our retail client is seeking a Graphics Design Director for their Men’s Footwear teams for a 9-month engagement based in Beaverton, OR. This will be a hybrid role with full-time hours.

We are looking for candidates with strong graphic and product design knowledge combined with forward-thinking creativity to develop ground-breaking perspectives in the collaboration space. You possess the vision to inspire and lead a creative team, along with the collaborative spirit and flexibility to manage multiple projects effectively.

What You Will Work On

  • You will lead the charge in creating groundbreaking design directions that push the boundaries of creativity and innovation.
  • You will be responsible for translating the visions of our partners and brand into impactful graphics and prints for footwear that stand out on the world’s biggest stages.
  • Your work will involve driving collaborators’ visions while aligning with brand objectives to create true newness by juxtaposing perspectives.

Who You Will Work With:

  • You will report to the Senior Design Director and partner closely with the Footwear Directors, as well as cross-functional partners.
  • Your role involves fostering a collaborative environment where diverse visions come to life all while mentoring the design team.

What You Will Bring:

  • Minimum of 3+ years of relevant design work experience in a related field.
  • Strong illustration, typography, brand identity, and color theory skills.
  • Mastery of the creative process, guiding the team through all stages of design.
  • Excellent storytelling skills.
  • Mastery in presentation and communication skills.
  • Ability to lead product creation while leveraging 3D capabilities.
  • Proficiency in digital design software (Creative Suite).
  • Deep understanding of making and manufacturing processes.
  • Profound knowledge of the elevated craft.
  • Proven ability to inspire and lead creative teams under high-pressure environments.
  • Collaborative spirit with excellent soft skills and flexibility to manage multiple projects, and work with external partners, and cross-functional teams efficiently.


  • Minimum education requirements: HS diploma
  • Minimum 3 years experience required in a relevant field. Management experience is also required.
  • Product design triad background and studio experience are highly preferred. 
  • Previous experience managing people (3-5 direct reports)

The target hiring compensation range for this role is $51 to $56 an hour. Compensation is based on several factors including, but not limited to education, relevant work experience, relevant certifications, and location.

Client Description

Aquent Talent connects the best talent in marketing, creative, and design with the world’s biggest brands. 

Our talent get access to amazing benefits like subsidized health, vision, and dental plans, paid sick leave, and retirement plans with a match. We also offer free online training through Aquent Gymnasium. More information on our awesome benefits

Aquent is an equal-opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. We’re about creating an inclusive environment—one where different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are valued, and everyone can contribute, grow their careers, and thrive.