Apparel Designer/Product Developer Intern

Duluth Trading Company
Mt Horeb, WI 53572, USA
Posted 1 month ago
Other27-1022.00: Fashion Designers

The Product Team Intern supports the Product Management team in all aspects of apparel design and development needed to achieve company goals. When applying please include examples of design work or a link to an online portfolio to demonstrate sketching and CAD abilities.

Work Environment:

We fundamentally believe in strong in-person interactions as our culture thrives when we learn, create, and collaborate with each other.  We also believe that the future of work at Duluth Trading Company includes flexibility. The position will be based in our corporate headquarters located in Mount Horeb, WI, near Madison, WI, but it will offer a hybrid work arrangement allowing the flexibility to work a few days a week from home.

What We Offer:

  • A true omnichannel retail environment
  • Real-life tasks and projects
  • Paid internships
  • Relocation assistance
  • Employee merchandise discount
  • Flexible work schedule

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to research and select fabrics, trims, and textile technologies that adhere to the high standards of the DTC brands
  • How to research trends and design inspiration
  • How to ideate and develop new styles across multiple categories
  • How to participate in market research – competitive and aspirational
  • How to prepare necessary visual tools (i.e. sketches, presentation boards, fabric swatches, color standards, etc.) for meetings
  • How to communicate with external vendors
  • How to maintain product specifications in PLM including updating bills of materials, prototype requests, and construction details
  • How to assist with lab dip, trim & strike-off comments, and organization of approval records
  • How to build seasonal color palette & chipboards
  • How to attend seasonal competitive shopping trips to Madison & Milwaukee
  • How to provide constructive feedback on design intent and silhouette in fittings
  • How to work on various categories, including knit tops/bottoms, sweaters, woven tops/bottoms, first layer, and outwear

What We’re Looking For:

  • A current undergraduate student of Apparel Design or a similar program
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator
  • Knowledge of basic garment construction and basic fit analysis skills
  • Strong sketching and CAD abilities
  • A roll-up-your-sleeves kind of work ethic
  • A passion for sharing ideas and being a hands-on team member
  • The ability to complete projects with cross-functional partners
  • The ability to work well both independently and in a team environment
  • The ability to work on multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Strong research, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention-to-detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

The responsibilities outlined in this position description are a guideline for the general duties of the position and are not exhaustive of all duties inherent in the job. Duluth Trading Company is an equal opportunity employer.


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