JOB FUNCTION: Fashion & Retail
JOB TYPE: Direct Hire

COMPENSATION: $45k - $55k
MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree
POSTED: Jul 12, 2019

Our client, a New York-based, licensing and private label company creating children’s and women’s apparel and accessories, is looking to hire an Assistant Designer.

Salary/Rate: $45K – $55K

Position Overview: The Assistant Designed will assist the Design Director in the seasonal design development process, from concept to delivery for major retailers.

Responsibilities of the Assistant Designer:

  • Work with Design Director for preliminary design research, including competitive analysis; pull yarns, develop concepts, assemble presentation boards for meetings, prepare mockups, color-ups, inspirational photos, CADS
  • Work on development of initial seasonal design category in context of larger assortment
  • Design according to style plans, sales needs and emerging trends; ensure timely execution of product development calendar
  • Create Illustrator sketches; prepare specification sheets and line sheets and update as necessary
  • Ensure accuracy of product development logs, line sheets, boards and design archives library
  • Research and coordinate raw materials and trims; maintain fabric/trim library
  • Review lab dips with Designer and Senior Designer, send comments to vendors and maintain color standards; review prints and graphics and advise revisions where appropriate; coordinate fit process

Qualifications for the Assistant Designer:

  • 1-3 years of experience in design
  • Research trends, conduct market comparisons and create color palettes by season
  • Collaborate with Design team/Merchandising team
  • Develop artwork and techniques for screen prints, embroideries and appliques
  • Prepare and finalize artwork for production
  • Maintaining and updating CADs, creating and maintaining technical sheets for each design
  • Organize sample summary meeting with ES office; track samples
  • Maintain color library. Create seasonal color cards
  • Knowledge of apparel design and fabrics
  • Proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop and Excel

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field


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