Assistant Designer

John Varvatos Enterprises IncJohn Varvatos Enterprises Inc
New York, NY, USA
Posted 7 days ago
Full timeArts and Entertainment27-1029.00: DesignersAll Other

Purpose and Scope



We are seeking a Woven Assistant Designer for John Varvatos to join our Design team.



Job Responsibilities


• Partner with the Creative Collective and Design team to create a cohesive



collection that adheres to the creative aesthetics of the brand


• Ability to create and update all technical design packages and line lists from initial



design through to stock approval


• Ongoing vintage research to facilitate productive design and creative brainstorming



sessions


• Prepare presentation boards


• Participate in the conceptual development of the line which includes presenting



ideas/concepts and influencing others to adopt a course of action


• Research markets to identify new trends, fabrics and wash/finish techniques and



present tear sheets, sketches and samples to Design Director/Senior Designer


• Source and develop new fabric, stitch constructions, washes and trims that are



brand and trend appropriate while remaining conscience of price point


• Work with Team to ensure design packages are completed in a timely manner and



accurately reflect relevant design details (e.g. thread, trim, wash instructions, lab



dip comments, quality approvals, etc.)


• Work with Team to ensure any design changes agreed to in fittings are accurately



updated in design packages


• Manage and adhere to design calendar and attend all relevant product meetings as



required


• Assist with other responsibilities and projects as needed


• Liaise with factories / agents on product development


• Keep and create organized binders of lab dips, SMS cuttings, and qualities on a



seasonal basis


• Help with supporting design team when styling for shows and presentations


• A natural awareness of perceived value of product



Position Requirements


• Strong hand sketching


• Know how to trouble shoot and work well under pressure


• Ability to multi-task and prioritize


• Strong organizational skills


• Resourceful, hands-on, and able to sense urgency


• Technical knowledge of yarn construction, yarn counts


• Understanding of Knitting techniques, machine gauges and stitch construction


• Strong computer skills, proficient in Photoshop, Excel and Word


• Strong CAD design for sport-shirts



Education and Training:


• Undergraduate degree in fashion design or related field

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