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Senior Swimwear Designer

Job title: Senior Swimwear Designer
Contract type: Full-time
Location: New York
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Salary: $110-$130K DOE
Reference: 441303
Contact name: Sarah Stanley

Job description

Senior Swimwear Designer

Client Overview:
Our client designs and manufactures for a list of commercial retail brands that offer fun, flirty pieces, and the latest trends that are easy on your wallet.

Position Overview: The Senior 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.

Senior Designer Responsibilities:
  • 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.

Senior Designer Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design or related field.
  • 7+ 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

 
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