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Assistant Handbag Designer

Job title: Assistant Handbag Designer
Contract type: Full-time
Location: New York
Industry: Fashion
Remote: No
Salary: $65,000/year - $70,000/year
Reference: 464058
Contact name: Sarah Stanley

Job description

Assistant Handbag Designer

Client Overview: Our client is a quintessential American lifestyle brand of casual, trendsetting nylon bags. Founded in 1974, the company offers a fashion-forward line of handbags, travel totes, messenger bags, backpacks and accessories. 

Position Overview: The Assistant Designer will design handbags/ collections that are in accordance with brand profile, heritage and marketable. Needs to be able to predict brand style trends on a global level and will assist the Design Director
on all categories of the brand.

Responsibilities: 
•            Support 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 

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


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