Assistant Designer

United States
Posted 10 hours ago
$62,400 — $65,000 / year
Full time

The Assistant Designer provides operational support to the Design team in the creation and execution of a line. The Assistant Designer researches relevant trends, maintains the organization of the design office, communicates with the cross functional team (Merchandising, Production, Graphics), and assists the team in preparation for all milestone meetings. This role will report to a Designer and assist with girl’s woven categories.


•Create sketches of styles in development.

•Maintain logs for sample tracking and update CBS sheets

•Maintain seasonal collection boards and walls.

•Execute organized, accurate technical packages.

•Create and update flat technical sketches for design tech packs.

•Develop strong working relationships with cross functional team members (Merchandising, Production and Graphics) through communication and problem solving.

•Create and update seasonal assortment sheet.

•Maintain awareness of current selling information as well as market trends and conditions.

•Understand the basics of the production process as it relates to the classification.

•Maintain awareness of corporate calendar and help supervisor manage deadlines.

•Attend and participate in fit sessions. Take detailed notes and follow up as needed.

•Assist in day to day responsibilities including filing/organizing, copying and updating development packages.

•Assist in approving strike-offs, lab-dips and other development materials

•Shop the market on a regular basis for ideas and inspiration.

•Prepare presentation materials for weekly and milestone meetings; garment samples, line sheets, CBS sheets

•Research and identify trends that are relevant to the Aéropostale customer.

•Create inspiration boards for seasonal trends.


•Bachelor’s Degree preferred

•1-2 years of experience

•Strong sketching skills with the ability to sketch quickly in Illustrator

•Must demonstrate proficiency in CAD, Photoshop, & Illustrator

•Must have ability to be flexible, multi-task and shift priorities

•Excellent organizational and communication skills

•Experience using PLM is a plus

•Understanding of the youth market and Aero customer

•Travel may be required, based on business needs.

•Adhere to regular in-office presence, including to engage in in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration. Job duties may be performed effectively using the hybrid work program designated by the company.

•Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor as the company retains the right to change duties to this position.

•Must have authorization to work in the United States.

Physical Requirements:

•Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.

•Ability to maintain regular and timely attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.

•Ability to remain in a stationary position for up to 8 hours per day

•Ability to constantly operate a computer, other office equipment and look at a monitor for up to 8 hours per day

•Ability to clearly and accurately communicate and exchange information verbally, in writing, or through other means in person, telephonically, or through virtual communication methods

•Ability to reach at or below shoulder level

•Ability to carry equipment, move boxes/samples, etc.)

The salary range for this position is $62,400 to $65,000 annually. Pay is based on several factors, including but not limited to position offered and work experience. In addition to your salary, SPARC Group, and its affiliated brands, offers a benefits package, including 401(k) plan, overtime pay, flexible work schedule and a generous employee discount program (all benefits are based on eligibility). Additional information regarding the benefits for this position can be found in the Benefits Guide that is available from our Human Resources Department.

SPARC Group LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We value a culture of inclusion and diversity within our workforce, and are committed to maintaining a workplace free from prohibited employment conduct, including discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, domestic partner status, civil partnership, status as a covered veteran, status in the Uniformed Services of the United States, citizenship and any other characteristic protected by law. We are also committed to the full inclusion of qualified individuals in the job application and interview process.

Employees are expected to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), and applicable state disability laws, it is the policy of SPARC to provide a reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. If a reasonable accommodation is required to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact our Human Resources department.

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