Designer 1, Innovation - Apparel

Date: Jul 14, 2022

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21230

Company: Under Armour

Under Armour has one mission: to make you better. We have a commitment to innovation that lies at the heart of everything we do, not just for our athletes but also for our teammates. As a global organization, our teams around the world push boundaries and think beyond what is expected. Together our teammates are unified by our values and are grounded in our vision to inspire you with performance solutions you never knew you needed but can’t imagine living without.

Position Summary

We are searching for an Innovation Apparel and Digital Designer I to join Under Armour’s Innovation Design Team, with a focus on solving athlete problems through innovative design solutions across all apparel and digital design. We are looking for a strong designer with a clear point-of-view centered around a deep understanding of how to solve complex problems through beautiful, functional design solutions. We need a self-motivated individual, that is highly collaborative and looks to engage in - and build - strong partnerships across Under Armour’s Product Creation Engine.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Research into specific sports, Material and Vendors.
  • identify athlete needs via direct conversations and research.
  • Analyzing data from Partners in testing functions and Business Units as well as external partners.
  • Hands on prototype exploration focused on technical, functional solves, informed by insights, validated in lab and on body, creating toolbox solutions that can be leverage across the brand.
  • Create holistic performance roadmaps with clear concept problem statements and athlete benefits, informed by consumer and athlete insights, that identify whitespace opportunities aligned to long range plans.
  • Manage design lead innovation platforms inclusive of timeline and resource needs.
  • Key collaborator across the innovation and product creation engine (materials, bio-mech, design, product) helping partners unlock possibilities
  • Clear and Consistent communication with all partners.
  • Set up and lead technology workshops ensuring our cross-functional teammates have the necessary tools and information to create performance solutions our athletes need.
  • Research and collaborate with internal and external partners to identify new resources and opportunities to bring innovative solutions to marketing.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

  • Passionate collaborator focused on bringing non-obvious and responsible solutions to life
  • Strong appreciation for Sport and the Culture of Sport, with an understanding on blending Art and Science
  • Self motivated, team centric mindset, motivated with a positive attitude and energy
  • Speaks up with courage for self and the team
  • Open minded, good listener, receptive to candid feedback and diverse points of view
  • Strong presenter and narrator, able to explain complex issues in simple language
  • Clearly communicate ideas with cross-functional partners
  • Must be detail oriented, able to prioritize tasks and to successfully meet multiple deadlines
  • Positively contribute to shared team culture and behaviors
  • Drive partnerships beyond the Design function (Development, Materials, Consumer Insights, Marketing, etc)
  • Culturally aware, using appropriate communication with partners across our global network

Education And / Or Experience

  • BA, BFA or BS in Industrial Design, Product Design or Apparel Design (preferred not required)
  • 0-3 yrs experience designing and developing innovative apparel and other products

Other Requirements

  • Expert Photoshop and Illustrator skills, 3D software design tools.
  • Strong sketching, illustration, and rendering skills
  • Must be able to generate a broad range of concepts and solutions for each project
  • Hands on prototyping skills are a plus or willingness to learn
  • Experienced with presentation programs: Keynote, Powerpoint, Acrobat, etc


  • Relocation may be provided up to a certain amount

At Under Armour, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  Under Armour believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. 

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Nearest Major Market: Baltimore