Assistant Handbag Designer

Job title: Assistant Handbag Designer
Contract type: Full-time
Location: New York
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 425924
Contact name: Sarah Stanley
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Assistant Designer, Handbags

Client Overview: Our client designs, sources, markets and sells fashion-forward handbags for women.

Assistant Designer Overview: The Design Assistant will assist the Creative Team in making sure that the handbag designs and collections are in accordance with brand profile, heritage, and marketable. 

Assistant Designer Requirements: 

  • Identify and present seasonal trend direction to the designer
  • Work closely with print, production, merchandising and sales to ensure information flow is accurate and timely throughout the development process.
  • CAD implementation of prints and graphic patterns in handbags through Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of the line; responsible for tracking changes and additions
  • Communication of line information to all cross functional partners
  •  Participate in concept reviews and line building recaps
  • Upkeep of classification flow charts in Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop
  • Sketch in illustrator 3/4 and alternate views of the handbags
  •  Accurate measurements for each view
  • Construct 3-D paper models when needed
  • CAD handbag illustrations when needed
  • Provide comments on samples received from factory
  •  Support with all of the creative team to refine seasonal concepts, materials, hardware and color palette for all collections
  • Responsible for timeline adherence, ensure all style tech packs are completed accurately and delivered to overseas sourcing on time
  • Ensure that all prototypes are available for product presentation and approvals
  • Strong understanding of bag production process
  • Other duties as assigned.
Assistant Designer Qualifications:
  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in design or related and 1-3 years of design experience
  • Required Professional Experience and Competencies
  • Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator & In-Design
  • Drawing skills required
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Experience in trend research
  • Ability to work on site 3-4 days a week 
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