Associate Handbag Designer

Job title: Associate Handbag Designer
Contract type: Full-time
Location: New York, New York
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 408939
Contact name: Sarah Stanley
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Associate Designer, Handbags


Client Overview:

Our client designs, sources, markets and sells fashion-forward handbag and accessories for women.


Associate Designer Overview:

The Associate Designer position designs handbag collections that are in accordance with brand profile, heritage and marketable.


Associate Designer Responsibilities:

• Support Senior designer and Design Director in Building of multiple product lines

• 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 .

• Work with placed prints on patterns

• 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

• Understand and support the interpretation of trends and market needs

• Upkeep of classification flow charts in Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop

• Create technical specification packages for each category of design that include:  Sketch in illustrator 3/4 and alternate views of the handbags

• Give detailed construction and or production instructions and accurate measurements for each view.

• Create seasonal and off season cads of collections and collaborations.

• Provide comments on samples received from factory

• Partner 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.


Associate Designer Qualifications: 

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in design or related and 3-5 years of design experience

  • Required Professional Experience and Competencies

  • Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator & In-Design

  • Excellent sense of Contemporary Design, sense of color and layout

  • Drawing skills required

  • Must be detail-oriented

  • Experience in trend research

  • Factory/product development experience a plus.

  • Ability to work in office AS NEEDED

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