Associate Men's Designer

Job title: Associate Men's Designer
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Santa Monica
Industry: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 411426
Contact name: Valerie Haldeman
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

The Assistant/Associate Designer supports the Head of Men’s Design in the seasonal design development process, from concept to delivery, ensuring the timely execution of each stage in the process.


  • Strategy & Innovation
  • Work with the Head of Men’s Design on preliminary design research, including organizing fabrics, assembling presentation boards for meetings and preparing Illustrator flat sketches.


  • Ensure timely execution of the product development calendar.
  • Create Seasonal Ai Color Palette, Illustrator sketches; prepare specification sheets/tech packs and line sheets and update as necessary.
  • Clo 3-D training; understanding and executing tech packs.
  • Update Block Library, Ai brushes and symbols library.
  • Manage seasonal BOM/WIP spreadsheet, line sheets, boards, design archives library and ensure maintenance of designs in shared drive and PLM systems.
  • Research and coordinate raw materials and trims. Prepare seasonal fabric/trim overviews and maintain fabric/trim library.
  • Review lab dips, prints and graphic placements with Design Director/Senior Designer, revise where appropriate and communicate comments to vendors.
  • Attend and assist in fittings. Prepare design/fit comments and assist with updating sketches in linesheets, tech packs and wherever applicable.
  • Manage shipping: Create labels/custom documents, daily tracking of shipments, unpack/pack, track buying/returning of reference samples, allocate fabric/trims to vendors.
  • Manage e-commerce product name and descriptions for each sku/style.
  • Creation and/or execution of graphic design for apparel Customers & Relationships
  • Follow-up with internal and external customers and partners, including technical design and production; facilitate interoffice communication
  •  uild collaborative relationships with vendors and internal customers Leadership & Teams
  • Contribute positively to team dynamic


  • Professional
  • Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team oriented
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail oriented, structured and meticulous
  • Knowledge of garment construction, pattern making, silhouettes, color ways, sewing techniques, fabrication and trim
  • Knowledge of graphic techniques, creation and execution
  • Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Design
  • 1-3 years experience in apparel design
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe products (especially Illustrator) and Mac computers Personal
  • High personal drive, proactive and an action-oriented approach
  • Ability to take ownership of your projects
  • Creative, independent and innovative mindset.
  • Quality awareness and an eye for detail.
  • Able to work under high pressure, prioritizing and adhere to deadlines.
  • Respectful attitude with a good ability to building relation
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