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Assistant Apparel Designer

Job title: Assistant Apparel Designer
Contract type: Full-time
Location: Costa Mesa, Orange, California
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 410968
Contact name: Christina Turner
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Assistant Designer (Swim, Active, Lounge, Apparel)
Assist senior and head designer with the design and development of our inline and exclusive assortment.

Position: Assistant Designer

Industry: Fashion

Location: Costa Mesa

Responsibilities
·    Research trends
·    Find fabric and trim design inspiration
·    Sketch CADs in Adobe Illustrator
·    Set up color palettes in Adobe Illustrator (look up RGBs for selected pantones and set up AI color palette)
·    Scale prints, review with senior and head designer
·    Update PSD and AI print files with correct color standards and update scale
·    Organize print files by print vendor, create print numbers, and rename print files
·    Set up the initial print trackers for new seasons (add screen shots of each print and their corresponding print numbers)
·    Request lab dips and strike offs according to approved pantones and artworks
·    Maintain strike off files
·    Work closely with PD on domestic proto fits and samples (If needed pick up markers from patternmaker and drop off markers, fabrics, trims etc. with the factories)
·    Run errands to patternmaker’s, factories, Fedex, etc.
·    Create linesheets
·    Update inline and SMU linesheets
·    Add S/O and color information to the season tracker
·    Help to maintain and update trackers
·    Spec reference samples for tech packs and if needed import fit samples, TOPs, etc.
·    Create tech packs, POM Page, BOM page, fill in initial spec sheet for tech packs
·    Tech packs: Create detailed sketch (filled and unfilled), make all stitch/construction callouts, as well as, include any inspiration pictures helpful to creating the sample
·    Responsible for SMUs including CADs, strike offs, lab dips, creating and updating trackers
·    Assist with photo editing, graphic design, etc. as needed
·    Create simple repeat prints in Adobe Illustrator

Qualifications/Experience:
-    AA, AS, or Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design
-    0-2yrs Fashion Design or related experience

Skills:
·    Adobe Illustrator:  Advanced knowledge
·    Adobe Photoshop:  Basic knowledge
·    Google Sheets:  Basic knowledge
·    Google Docs/Microsoft Word:  Basic knowledge
·    Dropbox:  Basic knowledge
·    Garment and fabric construction knowledge (activewear and swimwear knowledge a plus)
·    Organized
·    Open to feedback
·    Able to meet deadlines and help maintain the calendar
·    Able to work on multiple projects at once
·    Positive attitude with a willingness to learn

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