Assistant Designer, Concept (Hybrid, WA)

Nordstrom Inc
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted 2 days ago
$24.50 — $45.00 / hour
Full timeRetail & Wholesale
Job Description

NOTE: This position is offered as a hybrid role in the Seattle, WA area. You must be willing to work in office at the Nordstrom Seattle office a minimum of 3 days/week in order to be considered for this position.

Application Note: In addition to your resume, please include a PDF or link to a portfolio of your work to be considered for this position.

As the Assistant Designer, Concept, you will assist Nordstrom Product Group (NPG) Design partners in the development of Brand Concepts for multiple Nordstrom Made Brands to align with each brands DNA. Your pulse on fashion, culture, social media and trends gives you understanding of how product design and market analysis evolves retail strategies. In this role, you will author compelling and actionable product narratives that inform design development and move the business forward. From curating strategic color palettes by brand to guiding the section of materials, this role has high impact and high visibility.

A day in the life…

  • Research into seasonal product trends across color, print, fabric and silo.
  • Assist the Senior Concept Designer in curating seasonal color palettes, from Pantone selection to board creation.
  • Shop the market locally to keep an ongoing pulse on benchmark competitors and market leaders.
  • Prepare for key milestones, creating seasonal boards and presentations
  • Monitor timelines for deliverables and scheduling review sessions
  • Assist Design Director with buy meeting preparation
  • Plan, facilitate and/or execute assigned design projects
  • Collaborate with design team and cross-divisional partners to provide insights, inform deliverables and support design

You own this if you have…

  • Bachelors or Associates Degree in Fashion Design, Textiles or a related field
  • 1+ year of relevant experience with design and conceptual skills
  • Strong knowledge of textiles, artwork techniques & fabric.
  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently or as a team
  • Proficiency in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Miro, MS Office suite, and ability to hand-sketch. Ability to quickly adapt to new technology and systems
  • Strong time management and multi-tasking skills



We’ve got you covered…

Our employees are our most important asset and that’s reflected in our benefits. Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:

  • Medical/Vision, Dental, Retirement and Paid Time Away
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Merchandise Discount and EAP Resources

A few more important points...

The job posting highlights the most critical responsibilities and requirements of the job. It’s not all-inclusive. There may be additional duties, responsibilities and qualifications for this job.

Nordstrom will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all legal requirements.

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Pay Range Details

The pay range(s) below are provided in compliance with state specific laws. Pay ranges may be different in other locations.

Washington: $24.50 - $45.00 hourly

This position may be eligible for performance-based incentives/bonuses. Benefits include 401k, medical/vision/dental/life/disability insurance options, PTO accruals, Holidays, and more. Eligibility requirements may apply based on location, job level, classification, and length of employment. Learn more in the Nordstrom Benefits Overview by copying and pasting the following URL into your browser:

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