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Freelance Assistant Sweater Designer

Freelance Assistant Sweater Designer

Shop and research for trends in the market regularly for creative ideas, product awareness

• Conduct design research for specific projects as necessary as directed by Sr Designer

• Participate in market appointments with customers

• Report to Senior Designer to work collectively on development and presentation of seasonal collections based on the plan/direction given by Sr designer for Juniors

• Assist with the preparation of presentation boards or decks for seasonal or market meetings • Manage and follow up with CAD team for artworks, layouts, and sketch presentations when necessary

• Create detailed flat sketches for presentations and tech packs

• Create color merches for customer CAD requests within the parameters

• Research for seasonal Mood/Inspiration/Trend Report/Concept development

• Source and develop yarns and materials by finding new materials in the market and prepare swatches to factories to source affordable counter qualities

• Develop and execute product designs that achieve overall product strategy and merchandise objectives for the Junior’s sweater business, working towards price point and season, and customer needs as needed.

• Create detailed tech packs, pitch sheets, and provide follow up instructions for overseas development when necessary

• Aid in preparation of line sheets by working with tech packs as necessary

• Liaise with factories and fabric mills to ensure quality execution and price point are met

• Attend fit sessions to review and approve counter samples for design silhouette

• Communicate directly with overseas factories from prototyping through handoff to production teams.

• Helping to manage sample tracking and follow up with factories to ensure samples are in on time.

• Source trims, materials, patterns and colors

• Provide administrative support from concept to design to final development of the sweaters classification

• Assist with the management of cross-functional communication between merchants, production, technical design and external vendors

• Sketch designs in Illustrator (flats) or hand sketching to create tech packs quickly

• Participate in lab dip or quality production approvals in the absence of the Sr designer

Qualifications:

• Minimum 5 yrs relevant experience focusing on sweaters

• Ability to tap into runway and store shopping and interpret concepts for a Junior’s aesthetic

• Ability to work within price points

• Understanding of garment construction, sweater stitches, and gauges and ability to create tech packs from start to finish

• Strong creative sense, keen eye for trends, and a strong eye for color

• Excellent organizational and communication skills • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, Office, Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator

• Ability to anticipate needs of team & have excellent time management skills

• Strong ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; must be highly detailed oriented, creative, & work well within a team-based environment under deadlines in a fast paced environment. Ability to also work independently.

• Ability to sketch by hand or by illustrator quickly