Apparel Graphics Designer/Product Development Associate

Malakye.com
Tustin, CA, USA
Posted 1 month ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion,Manufacturing,Retail
Job Description

Lula Apparel, Inc. Apparel Graphics Designer/Product Development Associate Streetwear, Action Sports and Lifestyle brands LULA APPAREL, Inc. is an international apparel distribution and licensing company that has provided U.S. streetwear, lifestyle and action-sports brands to its Asia Pacific markets since 2001. We are looking for a creative and skilled apparel graphic designer/product development associate to join our team. The ideal candidate should be passionate about streetwear, American culture and lifestyle. You know what’s trending and what will be trendy before it hits. You are organized, detail-oriented and able to multitask different job functions. Working directly with the President/Creative Director and the Product Development Supervisor, as an Apparel Graphics Designer, you are responsible for creating graphic designs and apparel styles. As a Product Development Associate, you will assist in product development of the licensed apparel brands from start to finish of the collections. Your Role

  • Develop mood boards and concepts by studying trends and information.
  • Create apparel graphic designs to compliment a brand’s identity.
  • Handle design and style submissions for licensor’s approval.
  • Create detailed tech packs, spec sheets and line sheets.
  • Act as a primary point of contact and communicate with internal design and production leadership, licensors and overseas suppliers.
  • Responsible for tracking all protos, SMS and TOP samples. Ensure all samples are on time and meet brand-standard quality and guidelines.
  • Assist in WIP management. Monitoring production status of all programs by season and managing production schedules.
  • Have a deep knowledge of material costs, components and the ability to design into margin targets.
  • Other duties as assigned, which may include visual design and creativity for websites, e-marketing, POP and advertising. What You Must Have
  • Highly proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • College degree in design or related field (or an equivalent amount of on-the-job experience).
  • 3+ years of apparel graphic design experience, preferably in the streetwear, action sports or lifestyle industries.
  • 2+ years of product development experience in a company environment for individual and/or licensed brands.
  • Must have tech pack creation experience.
  • Knowledgeable in pop culture and current fashion trends.
  • Knowledge of garment or accessories construction, fabrics and costing.
  • Understanding of fit, pattern making and grading.
  • Must be punctual and responsibly adhere to timelines and schedules.
  • Proactive and results-oriented attitude.
  • Must be a team-player and able to work well independently.
  • Manage multiple projects from concept through completion.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, open-minded, and flexible as needs can change.

Job Requirements

What You Must Have:

  • Highly proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • College degree in design or related field (or an equivalent amount of on-the-job experience).
  • 3+ years of apparel graphic design experience, preferably in the streetwear, action sports or lifestyle industries.
  • 2+ years of product development experience in a company environment for individual and/or licensed brands.
  • Must have tech pack creation experience.
  • Knowledgeable in pop culture and current fashion trends.
  • Knowledge of garment or accessories construction, fabrics and costing.
  • Understanding of fit, pattern making and grading.
  • Must be punctual and responsibly adhere to timelines and schedules.
  • Proactive and results-oriented attitude.
  • Must be a team-player and able to work well independently.
  • Manage multiple projects from concept through completion.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, open-minded, and flexible as needs can change. - Please include samples of your work or a portfolio with your application. - All new staff must be vaccinated for Covid-19 before their hire date. - All new staff must consent to a background check before their hire date. - While not required for this job, being bilingual in English and Mandarin can be a plus.

Perks

Paid Time Off (PTO days) 9 days after 2 years, 12 after three years, 14 after 5 years, 16 after 10+ years, 9 paid holidays, 401k after 1 yr w/3% match, merch discounts, snacks/bevs, and more.

Salary Range

$52000.00-55000.00 per Year

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