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Posted: April 5, 2010

Job Details

Location:  US  – Morgan Hill, California
Job Level: Senior Staff
Field:  Industrial Design
Job Functions:  3D Modeling & CAD, Design, Design Management, Illustration


Company Profile:

Based in Morgan Hill, CA, SHIFT stormed onto the Motocross scene in 1997 and has grown into an international brand, producing innovative riding apparel for both Off Road and Street markets around the world.

SHIFT has always been the choice for those looking for something unique and fresh. We focus on fusing the creative influences from the world of motocross/sport bikes, lifestyle and fashion into all of our custom designed and styled performance products.

Position Summary:

The Senior Performance Product Designer will be responsible for all aspects of the product design process for MX, Street and Action Sports protective equipment, including apparel, bags and accessories, footwear, sportswear and related products.

Lead and influence other members of the design team. Facilitate the “Halo Effect” of being an experienced, talented and innovative Designer that elevates the balance of the design team. Expand constructive influence over the whole design team during the course of daily professional interaction, design critiques and product creation meetings. Set an example of positive attitude, enthusiasm for giving of self and professional conduct.

Specific Skills


BS/BA degree or equivalent in Industrial Design, Graphic Design or Apparel Design is required. 5 plus years minimum design experience, specializing in technical product and apparel design is required. Previous experience in the Motocross, Action Sports, Footwear or other Sporting Goods Industry preferred. Must have excellent 2D communication skills, 3D form sensitivity and superior graphic design abilities. Proficiency using Mac based design applications, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, is required. An enthusiastic and positive attitude with a passion towards MX and Action Sports clearly evident. Must be very creative, forward thinking, and an energy giver, not a taker.
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