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Design Development Specialist



Owings Mills, MD, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and digital identification solutions company that provides a wide range of branding and information solutions that optimize labor and supply chain efficiency, reduce waste, advance sustainability, circularity and transparency, and better connect brands and consumers. Our products and solutions include labeling and functional materials, radio frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags, software applications that connect the physical and digital, and a variety of products and solutions that enhance branded packaging and carry or display information that improves the customer experience. Serving an array of industries worldwide — including home and personal care, apparel, general retail, e-commerce, logistics, food and grocery, pharmaceuticals and automotive — we employ approximately 35,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Our reported sales in 2023 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

A full-service, end-to-end platform for on-product branding, graphics and trims, Embelex combines decades of materials science innovation with secure, global inventory management and supply chain solutions to power new possibilities for the world’s most creative and dynamic brands.

Lion Brothers is the leading worldwide resource of brand and product identity for diversified markets. Lion Brothers is continually creating and leveraging new forms of technology that provide innovative solutions in support of the needs of customers and markets worldwide. Our focus on improvement is both in product and process in order to confidently ensure quality products, economical cost and the unique service requirements of our customers. For more information, please visit our website at www.lionbrothers.com

Job Description

Responsible for the creation of new designs, developments and techniques using combinations of materials and technologies to generate unique, innovative products for the Company. Quantifies and documents color requirements associated with products, programs and specified projects. Establishes standard operating procedures, sets up protocols and color matching standards for print processes associated with sublimated products and textiles. Review and assess new technologies, including print, sublimation, laser and lamination technologies, for future development and new products.

  • Assesses incoming requests to validate conformance to design parameters and technical specifications, particularly those related to color. Coordinates with merchandising, design and development to ensure the alignment of customer requirements and company capabilities.
  • Establishes color specifications and profiles for printed products. Develops and refines colors to meet product, program or project specifications.
  • Develops and evaluates color profiles for printed substrate materials. Establishes standard operating procedures and performs and documents set up parameters for print-related equipment, including printers, calendars and associated equipment, to ensure appropriate color development, color matching and color management in sampling and production of sublimated or printed products.
  • Prints or reviews printed samples for color correction and verifies printed color to ensure acceptance to industry standard, customer specification, graphic design or sales request. Identifies and understands how to quantify and correctly adjust color. Performs and documents color corrections as required.
  • Develops and executes work plans associated with research and development projects. Works in coordination with the R&D team to determine and develop new products and processes or to create new or modified products that provide a competitive advantage for the Company and its customers through product differentiation or improved quality, performance, cost or manufacturing efficiency. Performs and documents product testing; analyzes and evaluates test results to ensure Company objectives are accomplished and/or customer requirements are fulfilled.
  • Works as a part of a team in developing products for seasonal line launches of new techniques and materials. Utilizes company technologies, including various forms of printing, cutting and etching, to create innovative product offerings, utilizing new techniques or combining techniques, materials or components.
  • Works with product development in a coordinated effort to create prototypes and first article samples that maximize design elements, meet cost parameters and ensure manufacturability. Assists in the production of printed or sublimated sample requests. Researches, tests and documents as required.
  • Researches and develops new technologies, including those related to print, sublimation, laser or lamination. Attends trade shows and visits equipment and raw material suppliers as required to identify new potential technologies, trends, processes and materials. Supports Net Suite integration and Esko utilization.
  • Works as a part of a commercialization team to determine process steps, process settings, materials, usage restrictions and design rules by creating and processing prototype products and samples. Ensures that products are fully commercialized, that design parameters are coordinated with manufacturing methods and that configurators, templates and other documentation are complete prior to product introduction.


Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Graphic Design, Print Media or equivalent from four-year college or university; and a minimum of 3+ years of related experience and/ or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Technical experience preferred in one or more of the following areas: textiles, embroidery, printing, coating, adhesives, film or packaging. Experience with print processes associated with sublimated products and textiles, in apparel industry, a plus!

Additional Information

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. If you require accommodations to view or apply for a job, alternative methods are available to submit an application. Please contact [email protected] to discuss reasonable accommodations.