Assistant Designer, Dresses

New York, NY, USA
Posted 14 days ago
$26.44 — $27.40 / hour
Full timeRetail & Wholesale
About us

KnitWell Group, a specialty retail operating company, comprises some of the most iconic brands in America – Ann Taylor, LOFT, Lane Bryant, and Talbots. Individually, our brands are unique and strong. Together, we are powerful.

Our common thread is our commitment to create exceptional products, provide memorable experiences, and achieve superior results. Our associates are innovators who thrive through collaboration and are dedicated to excellence. At the heart of it all are the customers we serve. We are dedicated to creating fashion that not only looks good but also makes our customers feel good.

About the role

The Assistant Designer assists the Designer with the execution of seasonal dresses collections, fabrications and colors that maintain the brand identity. Assists in the development, concept and design of the product line. Prepares Line Review presentation materials, concept boards, fabric and color boards and flat sketches. Embodies the company's Values & Practices by maintaining effective collaborative relationships, taking pride in the company and brand, embracing diversity in all facets of the position and representing a hunger for knowledge and responsibility

The impact you can have

  • Assists in the preparation of design specification sheets, both flat and technical sketches, pitch sheets and trim sheets

  • Contributes to conceptualization and implementation of the line; Prepares presentation boards highlighting fabric, flats, and figure sketches; Assists in set up of all Spectrum and Concept presentations

  • Participates in line assortment building and line presentations with the goal of creating a cohesive and exciting collection

  • Attends all style fittings and provides input/feedback as necessary; Keeps detailed notes from all fittings

  • Maintains product development logs, line sheets, boards and design archives library

  • Adheres to cross-functional calendar and attends meetings as required

  • Builds collaborative relationships with vendors and internal clients

You’ll bring to the role

  • Bachelor’s degree equivalent in Design

  • 1-2 years’ experience in Design

  • Creativity and enthusiasm for fashion

  • Strong sketching and illustration ability

  • Ability to identify color and fashion trends

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, Excel and all other Microsoft Office Applications

Benefits at KnitWell Group

  • Merchandise discount at our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Ann Taylor, LOFT, Lane Bryant, Talbots and Haven Well Within (in store and online)

  • Support for your individual development plus career mobility within our family of brands

  • A culture of giving back – local volunteer opportunities, annual donation and volunteer match to eligible nonprofit organizations, and philanthropic activities to support our communities*

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance & 401(K) retirement*

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Time off – paid time off & holidays*

  • The target salary range for this role is: $26.44/hr - $27.40/hr*

  • Any job offer will consider factors such your qualifications, relevant experience, and skills. Eligibility of certain benefits and associate programs are subject to employment type and role.

Applicants to this position must be authorized to work for any employer in the US without sponsorship. We are not providing sponsorship for this position.

This position works in a hybrid model, with four days per week worked in the Times Square Tower location and one day per week worked remotely.


Times Square Tower-ANN-New York, NY 10036

Position Type:

Regular/Full time

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Company is committed to hiring and developing the most qualified people at all levels. It is our policy in all personnel actions to ensure that all associates and potential associates are evaluated on the basis of qualifications and ability without regard to sex (including pregnancy), race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability that can reasonably be accommodated without undue hardship, genetic information, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected classification under federal, state, or local law. We do not discriminate in any of our employment policies and practices. All associates are expected to follow these principles in all relationships with other associates, applicants, or others with whom we do business.

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