Eyewear Designer

About You:

You have a passion for fashion and can easily speak to the latest trends. You are culturally savvy, curious and not afraid to share your point of view

You are digitally connected. You notice how fashion and technology are becoming interlinked

You enjoy collaborating with others on complex problems and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Every challenge is an opportunity

Main objectives:

  • Within 15 days, immerse yourself in the brand and existing product
    • Read up on brand values and guidelines. Familiarize yourself with the company culture
    • Familiarize yourself with project status
    • Meet with cross discipline stakeholders to understand the product function, construction and design intent
  • Within 30 days, participate in current projects and provide feedback
    • Involved in current projects and meetings, providing ideas and collaborating with other disciplines
    • Create sketches, lineart and CAD models when necessary for prototyping and concept iteration
  • Within 60 days, responsible for assigned projects
    • Lead assigned projects and create thorough documentation to get manager buy in
    • Collaborate with team and other disciplines to drive project completion
    • Take the initiative to offer designs and solutions to existing issues, as well as identify new ones that will improve the product form and function

What You’ll Need:

  • BA/BS degree in Industrial Design, Fashion Design or equivalent practical experience
  • Strong understanding of fashion trends, with an ability to create mood boards and CMF proposals that support a strong story
  • Must have experience designing eyewear
  • Strong core design skills (proportions, colour, form, typography, presentation) and a sense of design & visual culture (graphics, functionality, fashion, ergonomics, cultural & technological trends, history)
  • Excellent in visualizing concepts using industry standard 2D and 3D tools such as Photoshop/Illustrator, Solidworks, Sketchbook and Keyshot. 3D skills a must
  • Excellent written, listening and oral communication skills

Bonus points for:

  • Experience with eyewear suppliers and production methods

Feel like you can’t tick all the boxes above? If you have some of the skills and experience that we’re looking for and are willing to use your talent to learn the rest, we encourage you to apply!

Why North:

Day-to-day, we challenge each other to constantly raise the bar, encourage unconventional thinking to achieve innovative breakthroughs, and are passionately committed to surpassing our goals. We advocate a healthy lifestyle and promote continuous learning in a flexible work environment. Most of all, we set visionary goals, and we’re passionate about building the best, most impactful products that people will love.

About us:

North, formerly Thalmic Labs, builds products that change the way we see and engage with our world. North’s latest product, Focals, are custom-built glasses with a display only the wearer can see. Focals let you see texts, get turn-by-turn directions, check the weather, request an Uber, ask Alexa, and more — seamlessly and immediately. Founded in 2012, North has grown to a world-leading team of engineers, researchers, designers, and creators committed to building a future where technology is there when you need it and gone when you don’t, hidden by design