Glen Raven, Inc.

Concept Designer

Glen Raven, NC

Glen Raven, Inc.’s organization is divided into three operating subsidiaries – Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, Glen Raven Technical Fabrics and Tri Vantage. 

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, makers of Sunbrella® fabrics, focuses primarily on awning, marine, furniture, RV and convertible car top markets. Custom Fabrics also includes the French subsidiary, Dickson-Constant, which is a market leader in Europe and around the world in awning, marine, casual, residential and specialty fabrics. 

Glen Raven Technical Fabrics focuses on a broad array of performance fabric applications, including automotive headliners, protective work apparel (GlenGuard® FR), fabrics for the military, outdoor fabrics, sailcloth, flags and banners


The Concept Designer (CD) supports the Concept Gallery (CG) deliverables using industrial design skills to visualize and develop ideas and concepts. General duties include understanding and developing a design brief, translating concept into a visual form, as well as, working with Concept Gallery team to develop and implement corporate wide innovation programming. The deliverables should employ a user centered design approach; design thinking. Visualization includes CAD rendering, hand sketches or prototype. Projects will span from designing a finished product (typically involving fabric) to designing an infographic for an improved practice.


  • Independently creates original design concepts using Glen Raven materials to promote ideation and technology transfer in the form of sketches, CAD renderings or low resolution prototypes
  • Develops concepts and ideas through rendering, CAD, and/or prototyping of design concepts from submitted material; business unit support/development and employee submitted concepts
  • Works with CG team utilizing industrial design skills to develop, produce and launch corporate wide innovation plans for idea generation/sharing
  • Supports updates of all CG digital content
  • Supports coordination and development of idea pipeline that originates from Concept Gallery initiatives and Glen Raven employee submissions
  • Identifies partners/vendors (internal and external) to develop concepts, establish relationships and communicate innovation vision and goals
  • Develops and communicates creative brief of concept/idea to related stakeholders
  • Works with CG team to design, develop, produce and install exhibits for all gallery locations and PopUp
  • Stays informed on innovation/design trends
  • Supports and communicates all Concept Gallery initiatives- to include leading workshops, discovery sessions, etc. as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design required.
  • Advanced CAD design/rendering skills, prototyping skills
  • Advanced Adobe Suite Skills: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat
  • Wide range of industrial design work, sourcing, materials knowledge
  • Understanding of design thinking
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, with customers and vendors
  • Knowledge of Concept Gallery standards, values, vision
  • Knowledgeable of current style/design/tech trends
  • Proficient sewing and/or shop skills preferred
  • International travel and/or work experience a plus
  • Detail Oriented, deliver WOW!
  • Ability to multitask successfully, flexibility
  • Creative, Resourceful, Motivated and tenacious
  • Skilled in the use of the Mac operating system and software
Glen Raven, Inc.

Diana Raygor

Talent Acquisition & Development Manager
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