Carl Moriarty


New Zealand born Industrial Designer Carl Moriarty is the Design Director for Apparel at Arc’teryx. For the past seven years, he has lead the brand’s talented, in-house design team, which continues to set industry standards in Design and Innovation.

Carl grew up in the hills around Wellington, New Zealand, before moving to Australia and studying Industrial Design at Swinburne University. After graduation, his passion for the mountains lead to an extended period of travel, exploration and climbing throughout South East Asia, Europe and North America.

In 2000, Carl’s travels led him to Squamish, B.C., where he was unexpectedly offered seasonal work in the warehouse at Arc’teryx. This role eventually led to an internship in the Design Department, where he worked on the Equipment line. Designing climbing harnesses and back packs allowed him to combine his passion for the mountains with an enthusiasm for design and manufacturing. Over the years his role has evolved from Equipment Designer, to Apparel Designer, to Design Director where he now oversees a team of 11 designers.  

Today Carl has more than fourteen years working at the forefront of Apparel and Equipment Design. As an avid skier, biker and distance runner, he uses his time in the mountains and on the trails to help in the validation and refinement of the extensive Arc’teryx product line.