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Color Designer

Beaverton, OR; Hybrid


Placement Type:


Salary (USD):

$48.00 - $53.33 Hourly

Start Date:


We are seeking a Color Designer for a 6-week engagement starting July 29th based in Beaverton, OR. This will be a hybrid role with full-time hours. The nature of the work is focused on the appearance of products, communications, or collateral materials.


  • 5+ years of experience in a creative field utilizing color design
  • Collaborate with design and business partners
  • Review samples and problem-solve any color achievability on material issues
  • Present work to various partner groups. Communicate a clear strategy
  • Organizing and flexibility
  • Design and execute seasonal palettes onto apparel collections
  • Trend forecasting, consumer, and competitor market research
  • Mentor Junior designers
  • Ability to manage multiple seasons and shifting priorities.

Color Design Execution

  • Plans and executes color designs. Collaborates with design, product marketing, development, and material consultants to focus on color solutions for market success.
  • Reviews all samples to achieve marketable solution review with design, marketing, and development.
  • Clearly communicates all changes for final confirmation. Displays advanced knowledge and practices in all phases of product execution
  • Shares knowledge with others. Maintains color calendar/timelines/deadlines for category/division resulting in the timely completion of each product. Develops line art, color design server, GPIN, merchandising line, cutting samples & working with a material consultant to coordinate materials for products.
  • Finalizes product details and proactively follows through on the execution of color on each product.

Color Solutions

  • Creates innovative, retailable color solutions for the category or gender-specific lines. Researches and delivers color, design, market, and lifestyle trends that influence and impact the product category process from product briefing to product concept to samples.
  • Explore options and propose with Color Design Managers and/or senior Color Designers a seasonal color strategy for products, line segments, and initiatives. Creates seasonal category-specific direction of color, materials, and graphics. In partnership with the Category and Design Director, creates and leads color merchandising strategies and stories seasonally.

Consumer Research

  • Knows the consumer. Displays in-depth understanding of consumer, and brand-positioning needs as it relates to category/division. of consumer, brand-positioning needs as it relates to category/division.
  • Utilizes knowledge of category/division consumer & their culture to improve product performance & appearance.
  • Demonstrates strong knowledge about competitor products, consumer retail habits, color, and market trends. Applies insights from the consumer perspective into color solutions.

Presentations & Communication

  • Presents and communicates category-specific color direction and color merchandising direction of the seasonal line to appropriate groups. Works with design/category to produce presentation materials that effectively communicate color direction related to the consumer, product concepts, and creative strategy to internal audiences.
  • Participates and delivers bi-annual category/divisional-specific color needs for incorporation into footwear color committee preparation.

Skill Development

  • Develops excellence as a color designer. Together with the Color Design Manager, advances the value of color to the client by bringing a high level of functional expertise (i.e. materials, special effects, technology, advanced development, presentation, tools) to the color design organization.
  • Educates and mentors more junior designers in the category or color design organization.
  • Undertakes projects and opportunities to enhance knowledge of the business, color, and design.

The target hiring compensation range for this role is the equivalent of $48.00 to $53.33 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.