Fashion

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Senior Swim Designer

Creative Design Agency located in Long Beach, CA is seeking a passionate and creative individual to join our fast-growing team of swimwear designers. Immediate opportunity for a Senior level Swimwear Designer to join the team for Young Contemporary private label swimwear brands. This position will report into the Design Director and work closely with the entire creative and technical team. 

Job responsibilities are, but not limited to: 

Market and trend research specific to swim industry  
Comp shop quarterly to have complete understanding of what is going on in the swim market 
Assist Design Director to set color palettes and create mood boards to articulate vision and help lead team of designers to achieve a common goal 
Responsible for ensuring all design hand offs and deliverables are met on time  
Communicate design intent and all steps to do with the development process with Product Developers and fit technicians 
Design and develop new silhouettes each month 
Design and develop new cups that are specific to bra cup sizing 
Detailed tech packs for each design 
Represent team of designers at all times 
Work closely with print team on print needs (color ways, scale, repeat, etc.)  
Ability to identify trend appropriate ideas for a particular guest that celebrates the vision and spirit of the brand.  
Ability to illustrate design intent in cad formation (i.e. Silhouettes, trim and embellishment, textures, crochet patterns, etc.)   
Lead all internal design reviews alongside team 
Attend weekly fittings and be able to articulate fit intent during those meetings 
Schedule hand overs with PD and tech team. 
Ability to identify trending and down-trending silhouettes  
Ability to stay focused on the customer and delivering what the needs are of the customer 
Work with product development team to source new and innovated, swim-appropriate fabrications 
Work closely with team members to effectively assort collections so they are merchandised with price, color and silhouette balance top of mind  
Travel abroad for design research, upon return present ideas to team by reviewing purchased samples as well as creating travel re-cap 


REQUIREMENTS: 

Ideal candidate will have the following;

  • Min. of 5 years of industry experience as a Swimwear Designer
  • Fluent in Illustrator and photo shop 
  • Ability to communicate clearly and in a professional and appropriate manner 
  • Ability to travel domestically for design presentations with buyers. 
  • Be able to travel out of country for design research 
  • Be an expert in Women’s Swimwear 
  • Strong presentation skills 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment 
  • Able to provide professional and personal references