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Freelance Assistant Designer, Intimates

Job title: Freelance Assistant Designer, Intimates
Contract type: Freelance
Location: New York
Industry: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 422342
Contact name: Amelia Bitton
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Assistant Designer, Intimates

Position Overview:
Individual contributor responsible for assisting with the creation of commercially viable product designs across collections. 
 
Assistant Designer Responsibilities: 
  • Assist the design team in the creation of brand-right, commercial designs that reflect the conceptual direction/business strategy
  • Deliver design sketches/prototypes and provide clear specifications for construction
  • Build and maintain the sample room
  • Create flat sketches and CAD images
  • Prepare design team for routine and milestone meetings, including the coordination of line presentation boards/tableaus and selection of product samples
  • Communicate ongoing development details to internal partners (i.e. Production, Tech, Merchants) and vendors, ensuring all communication is flowing to the correct people
  • Partner with technical design on fit and execution of prototypes, assisting with scheduled fittings and necessary follow-up
  • Track and organize development samples, ensuring they are delivered within required timelines and seamlessly passed off to key parties
  • Attend routine team meetings and key partner alignment sessions
  • Adapt designs based on feedback, incorporating for finalization
  • Apply processes to understand/anticipate the needs of the customer in order to exceed customer expectations and readily react to their needs
  • Utilize resources in sourcing new ideas, both internally and externally, and stay up to date on competitor research/trend analysis
  • Communicate point of view clearly through mood boards and concept tears
  • Achieve set goals with acute attention-to-detail, tracking progress & anticipating potential issues
  • Pursue/embrace opportunities to personally grow and develop skills/competencies
  • Develop and understand the VS eye/brand identity and specific category
  • Build and maintain effective relations with key partners
  • Seek to improve process in order to deliver efficiently with speed/agility

Assistant Designer Qualifications:
  • Exceptional talent with a commercial fashion eye and detail in product styling/performance
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to recall information
  • Customer service philosophy
  • Collaborative partner with a team-oriented approach
  • Highly motivated, passionate and results oriented
  • Solid communication and presentation skills
  • Solid understanding and ability to communicate construction instructions
  • Champion for change and able to react with speed and agility
  • Flexible and creative problem solver
  • Personal professionalism and accountability
  • Moderate travel
  • Bachelor’s degree in Design or equivalent experience
  • Entry level with some design experience in a comparable retail environment
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