Assistant Designer

New York Metropolitan Area, USA
Posted 13 days ago
Full time

Responsible for all operations and processes related to the developing seasonal concepts

and designing merchandise offered for sale. Primary job functions are assisting in the

design development, researching availability of fabrics and trims, managing the

production and delivery of samples and maintaining the design data and related

information utilized in the company’s systems. The position will work with the designers

to learn the brand culture and ensure communication throughout the design process

(designers to patternmakers, factories, fabric mills, technical service support and sales

groups) in order to deliver designs within expected timeframes.


- Develop seasonal calendar (Gant Chart) to identify key actions and deadlines during the

design process.

- Maintain seasonal list of styles being created to ensure data accuracy in company’s

systems. Write specifications such as color schemes, construction, material types, and

accessory requirements.

- Coordinate workers involved in drawing and cutting patterns and constructing samples

or finished garments to ensure timely production of samples.

- Contribute opinions and options when designing a product.

- Identify trim/fabric sourcing and information for use in samples (i.e. price, availability,

lead time).

- Purchase new or used clothing and accessory items as needed to complete designs.

- Organize and maintain archive of Samples (coordinate w/tech design and sales).


Bachelor’s of Fine Arts (Design) degree with experience in developing samples for

apparel. Prior experience with a casual line is preferred.

Must communicate effectively with designers to convey information and develop action

plans. Must be able to enter and sort style related details using Adobe Photoshop and

Microsoft Excel and should be detail-orientated in maintaining accurate information.

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