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Associate Designer

Job title: Associate Designer
Contract type: Full-time
Location: New York
Industry: Fashion
Remote: No
Salary: $50-75K DOE
Reference: 443684
Contact name: Mary Kate Kane Carlucci

Job description

A growing contemporary women’s brand, has an immediate opening for an Associate Designer to join our design team. This an excellent opportunity for an energetic go-getter to work within an entrepreneurial, young, friendly environment that is open to innovation and thinking inside and outside of the box.
The Associate Designer should have 3-5 years of experience in the contemporary market with solid dress and print focus. Ideal candidate would also possess experience in designer outerwear and knitwear. This position is an active Designer role for collection and account-specific development. Ideal candidate will have strong trend knowledge, a great book, as well as strong technical flat and CAD skills. Looking for self-starting, goal driven professional experienced in working within a design and merchandising team atmosphere.   

Degree in Fashion/Apparel Design
Proven track record of owning development process from concept through finished sample
Experienced in print/repeat execution
Impeccable attention to detail and deadlines with exceptional organizational skills
Self-starter with the ability to function independently as well as in a team-based environment
Team player with excellent written & communication skills and necessary follow through
Required in office five days a week
Upbeat, positive attitude and ability to be flexible  
Proficient in Mac OS, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Microsoft Office

Own partner development process from sketch/flats/CADs to sample
Assist with trend analysis, forecasting, and seasonal new-delivery planning
Develop technical flat and CAD requests for collection and development
Create detailed tech packs of development styles both for Collection and branded partnerships
Work with Designer on print development – creating repeats, recolors, and production ready files
Communicate with all overseas mills and factories through email and WeChat
Attend and take active role in all fittings
Liaise between Design, Production and Sales
Ability and willingness to be flexible in assisting all other departments

This is a perfect opportunity for an upbeat, performance-driven person with to jump in and hit the ground running in a relaxed, yet fast-paced work environment.
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