3D Design Assistant

Recruiter
Ralph Lauren
Location
New York, New York, United States
Posted
27 Jul 2022
Closes
13 Aug 2022
Ref
31336
Company Description
Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality. For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands. At Ralph Lauren, we unite and inspire the communities within our company as well as those in which we serve by amplifying voices and perspectives to create a culture of belonging, ensuring inclusion, and fairness for all. We foster a culture of inclusion through: Talent, Education & Communication, Employee Groups and Celebration. Any offer of employment is contingent upon proof of full COVID 19 vaccinations upon hire. Accommodations due to medical or religious reasons will be evaluated in compliance with the law.

Position Overview
The Raw Material R&D + 3D Studio team - "The Studio" - is seeking a 3D Design Assistant to support the scale up of 3D design activities across Ralph Lauren. Utilizing Browzwear, the ideal candidate would be able to push the boundaries of what is possible with 3D apparel technology. Situated at the center of a matrix of teams, this role is well placed to engage with thought leaders in product innovation, sustainability, material research & development, business strategy and supply chain optimization. The ideal candidate brings subject matter expertise in Browzwear and 3D design tools but also flexibility, drive, and openness to challenge the conventions of how the fashion industry operates today. The ideal candidate will also be comfortable bouncing between tasks that have a creative output and those that have a strategic planning focus.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Use your talent and skill to execute products in keeping with the Ralph Lauren aesthetic
* Use 3D Design software to create new product models, provide support to new 3D users, and develop new workflows for teams not yet exposed to 3D/Digital design applications
* Advise on the development of digital workflows that are flexible to the working style of each product team while finding opportunities to unite teams and optimize systems
* Create compelling interactive presentations and other media to engage new users in the potential of 3D/Digital ways of working
* Evaluate virtual samples for aesthetic accuracy and quality.
* Experiment and pilot new techniques, product categories, and material types in Browzwear to discover and unlock new potential workflows
* Engage with our sustainability efforts by seeking and showcasing the opportunities for 3D/Digital to reduce the environmental impact of our product development cycle
* Participate in innovation projects that explore new or untested technologies, providing expertise as a practical user of technology in fashion, to help find new scalable opportunities for the business.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Experience using 3D apparel design software (Browzwear preferred, but CLO3D, Optitex, Modaris, Assyst3D, Tukatech, Gerber/Lectra, and Avametric acceptable)
* Experience working in apparel product design, technical design, or product development (minimum 2 years' experience or equivalent preferred)
* Knowledge of physical apparel manufacturing/construction techniques is a plus
* Strong presentation skills - particularly comfort with leading and guiding teammates through new tools and ways of working.
* Strong problem solving and creative thinking skills
* Good analytical and mathematical skills
* Ability to quickly learn new tools a must
* Knowledge in physically accurate rendering engines such as Keyshot, Delta-gen and V-Ray is a plus.
* Experience with consumer facing digital retail experiences a big plus
* Experience with advanced digital tools and domains a big plus
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* This could be any cutting-edge technology that you think could revolutionize the apparel industry. This could include but is not limited to:
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* Advanced 3D modeling, rendering and animation platforms like Unity/Unreal Engine, Daz3D, Autodesk, or Adobe Substance
* A.I. algorithms and machine learning
* Blockchain and NFTs
* Metaverse and interactive 3D experiences
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* 3D printing
* Robotics and Robotic Process Automation
* Software Coding

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