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Senior Handbag Designer

Job title: Senior Handbag Designer
Contract type: Full-time
Location: Albany
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 424236
Contact name: Sarah Stanley
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Senior Handbag Designer

Client Overview:
Our client is an industry leader in accessible luxury handbags, accessories, and apparel with playful and subtly edgy designs that integrate the elements of bohemian femininity with a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll.

Senior Handbag Designer Overview:
As the Senior Designer of Handbags, you will be part of a tight knit and dynamic handbag design team responsible for the design and direction of the collection under the Creative Director.

Senior Handbag Designer Responsibilities:
• Strong technical skills in leather goods a must.
• Must be able to translate and execute sketch into curated finish product.
• Good knowledge in leather goods construction and craftmanship, and a good sense of handbag silhouettes, general proportion and form.
• Detailed orientated designer.
• Must have elevated taste level, interest in fashion and a good sense of commerce
• Strong ability to execute hardware design, understand mechanism, execute technical designs and trouble shoot hand samples.
• Able to do full size drawings, good hand sketch ability and adobe skills a must
 • Organizational skills in managing multiple ongoing developments with multiple factories and hardware vendors from start to finish during the entire development season.
• Communicate and follow up with factories and vendors.
• Consistently manage design deadlines and priorities, hand off tech packs and development comments in a timely fashion and track sample development.
• Manage development calendar, follow up on timeline with vendors & factories
• Independent worker, able to quickly adopt RM design process, expectations and standards
• A team player with good communication skills
• Consistent in organizing work, design binders and saving work on the shared drive

Senior Handbag Designer Qualifications:
• 10+ years of work experience in handbag design.
• Ability to work with creative director and build good relationships with team members.
• Super positive personality, “can do’ and “how can we do better” attitude.
• Exceptional team player and communication skills—you are proactive, organized, clear, and action-oriented
• Thrive in fast-moving organization and able to think outside of the box to self-improve work efficiency
• Natural problem-solver who is able to work within an entrepreneurial environment
• Strong knowledge of Adobe Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience
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