Job descriptionFreelance Swimwear Designer
Client Overview: Our client is an iconic retail brand that offers fun, flirty pieces, and the latest trends that are easy on your wallet.
Position Overview: The Designer executes the seasonal design development process, from concept to delivery, by creating and executing original, trend-appropriate design concepts that meet market needs and drive sales and ensuring the timely execution of each stage in the process.
- Develop and execute contemporary private label apparel design concepts from initial sketch to final product, including research, sketching, concept development, mood boards, and technical packages.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product development, sourcing, and merchandising, to ensure designs align with business goals, meet customer needs, and are commercially viable.
- Stay up-to-date with industry trends and incorporate them into design concepts to maintain competitive advantage.
- Oversee the entire design process, including fabric selection, color direction, and pattern development, to ensure product meets quality standards.
- Create beautiful Hand and CAD sketches with multiple color options
- Work with CAD team on prints, graphic artwork, and embellishment treatments
- Generate tech packs including specs, artwork size, and all detailed style information
- Create presentation decks including photoshopping prints and colors in garment photos.
- Manage and mentor design team members, providing guidance and feedback throughout the design process.
- Participate in fit sessions to ensure product meets design and quality specifications.
- Create and maintain seasonal design calendars, ensuring all timelines are met.
- Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design or related field.
- 5+ years of experience in contemporary apparel design, with a focus on private label.
- Strong design skills with the ability to create original concepts and execute them to final product.
- Strong knowledge of garment construction, textiles, and color theory.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams.
- Strong leadership skills with the ability to manage and mentor a design team.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines.
- Computer savvy with proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Excel