This position includes robust design training under the direction of a Design Mentor for future advancement to design positions. The Assistant Designer will be responsible for design based on skill level and department needs. This position requires close collaborative partnerships with Technical Design, Product Development, Merchandising, Sourcing, and Production.
Design Team Assistance: Responsible for setting up, and maintaining product and fabric information in the Product Lifecycle Management System and other spreadsheets. Supports team members by running reports and tracking styles through the Design and Product Development departments. Assists Senior Designers and design team with special projects and daily tasks to meet design deadlines. Attends all design related meetings and assist with preparation, note taking, and organization. Trend and Market Knowledge: Under the direction of the Director of Design, selective research projects and trend/event recaps to identify new trends, fabrics, accessories, and techniques. Attends local dance recitals and competitions to analyze current dance trends. Training and learning about the Weissman customer, brands, and competitive landscape.
Creates technical flats for design team members. Fits prototypes with Design Mentor and Technical Design partners to maintain the intended design aesthetic. Fits photo samples for photo shoots after completing fit training with technical designers. Communication: Displays a high level of communication and presentation skills. Uses sound judgement; holds self and others accountable for their commitments and conduct. Business Analytics: Analyzes sales and assortment along with competitor’s assortments, pricing, and catalog/web presentations. Quality: Collaboratively works with Product Development team to ensure that all products meet or exceed the customer’s needs and expectations. Design: Based on skill set and department needs, works closely with a Design Mentor for training in illustration, flat sketching, fitting, and communicating designs that successfully translate relevant industry trends to the customer. Training on Weissman customer knowledge and competitive landscape. Beginning and learning to deliver creative concepts that have commercial appeal, meet sales and margin targets and have a satisfactory sketch selection rate, survey score, and adoption rate.
Bachelor's Degree in Apparel Design (or relevant field) or equivalent experience 1- 2+ years of professional experience in Apparel Design Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail Strong illustration and CAD skills, strong fashion and color design aesthetic, and highly creative Understanding of garment construction, fit, finishes and industry resources Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud Strong work ethic and ability to multitask Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and collaborative team environment; flexible and adaptable to change
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***Candidates must have tech packs in their portfolio and be detail oriented.
If you are interested, please respond with your updated resume and portfolio.