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Associate Handbag Designer

Job title: Associate Handbag Designer
Contract type: Full-time
Location: Long Island City
Industry: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 424245
Contact name: Sarah Stanley
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Associate Handbag Designer 

Client Overview: Our client designs, sources, markets and sells fashion-forward footwear, handbags and accessories for women, men and children.

Associate Designer Overview: As the Associate Designer, you will be responsible for design and development of juniors fast fashion handbags.

Associate Designer Requirements:
• Oversee research and inspiration to create a cohesive accessory design concept each season, review emerging trends and shapes, and research local markets
• Develop flats and sketches for all designs as part of a cohesive seasonal collection aligned with the brand’s overall aesthetic and vision
• Send out trend packs to direct vendors each season
• Prepare all necessary components for accessory design presentations, such as sketch boards, proto reviews, and production meeting preparation
• Collaborate with various cross-functional teams including Merchandising, Product Development, and Sourcing teams, and maintain strong business relationships with external partners
• Participate in sample review sessions, provide recommendations, note feedback, and update sketches as necessary

Associate Designer Key Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree preferred
• 3-5 years’ accessory design and development experience
• Experience designing for manufacturing
• Exceptional sense of style, fabric, seasonal, color and technical knowledge • Creative and innovative design and conceptualization ability
• Exceptional communication and presentation skills
• Ability to build collaborative relationships across departments and with vendors • Capacity to anticipate change based on events and adapt quickly

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