Assistant Product Designer - Soft Goods


Assistant Product Designer- Soft Goods

Department: Product Development

Reports to: Senior Product Designer – Soft Goods


Ardisam is an employee-owned company based in the heart of the Midwest. Passion drives our business as we work to become the most well-known name in various outdoor industries including hunting, ice fishing, gardening, camping and more. Since 1960, our Cumberland, Wisconsin Headquarters houses our rapidly growing team of over 130 employees. Our commitment to innovation and quality has been exceeding customer expectations for decades with no sign of slowing down. Our brands include but are not limited to: Earthquake Power Equipment, Eskimo Ice Fishing, Ion Ice Fishing, Rivers Edge Treestands, Barronett Blinds, Yardbird Chicken Pluckers, and Fusion Drill Powered Tools.


Job Summary:

This entry level position is responsible for providing support in our growing camping and hunting categories and other soft good product development. The purpose of this position is to assist in the design, illustration, and technical aspects of our camping tents, hunting blinds, and accessories. Looking for someone who has a passion for creating high quality products in the outdoor sporting goods market.


Job Duties:

·        Create/illustrate technical drawings shelters, bags, and various accessories using Adobe Illustrator

·        Assist the Soft Goods team with design projects and product line development

·        Assist in creating/maintaining product standards, specifications, and bill of materials

·        Measure and review incoming samples against technical specification packets and make updates based on team feedback and product testing

·        Effectively communicate with overseas vendors on product details as needed

·        Assist quality team in root cause analysis and determining solutions

·        Manage and organize samples for photography, meetings and presentations as needed

·        Research trends, technology, and competition

·        May also be a shared resource as needed for the apparel product categories

·        Travel to Asian suppliers to assist in the development of new products, build relationships, support production, and meet shipping schedule when needed


Qualifications and Skills:

·        Proficient in Adobe Suite (Adobe Illustrator) & Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Excel, Word)

·        Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills

·        Detail oriented and strong time management and organization skills

·        Technical Specification packet creation and technical writing

·        Understanding of sewn products quality: fit, stitches, seams, textiles, etc.

·        Ability to multitask and prioritize workload from multiple projects

·        Possesses strong analytical thinking skills


Education: Four-year college degree or equivalent experience in industrial design, apparel design, or related field.



·        Healthcare (Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription)

·        Health Savings Account (HSA) with Employer Contributions

·        ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan)

·        Yearly Profit-Sharing Bonus

·        401(k) Plan

·        Paid Time Off, Holiday Pay, Parental Leave

·        Tuition Reimbursement

·        Group Term Life Insurance

·        Long Term Disability

·        Flexible Spending Account (Dependent)

·        Employee Discount


Compensation: Level 4


Duration of Employment: Full Time


Workdays: Monday – Friday


Hours / Day: 8


Work Shift: First Shift


Travel: Ability to travel up to 20% is required and overseas travel may also be necessary.

Ardisam, Inc. is a successful, energetic, customer-driven organization that offers competitive wages, health insurance, dental/vision reimbursement, flexible spending, long-term disability, group term life insurance, PTO, holiday pay, and 401(k). 

Ardisam, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Ardisam, Inc. is a Substance Free Workplace and requires pre-employment drug screens.


To Apply:  Please email cover letter and resume to

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