Assistant Designer, Handbags

24 Seven Talent
New York, NY, USA
Posted 28 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion

Client Overview:Our client designs, sources, markets and sells fashion-forward handbags for women.

Assistant Designer Overview:The Design Assistant will assist the Creative Team in making sure that the handbag designs and collections are in accordance with brand profile, heritage, and marketable.

Assistant Designer Requirements:

  • Identify and present seasonal trend direction to the designer
  • Work closely with print, production, merchandising and sales to ensure information flow is accurate and timely throughout the development process.
  • CAD implementation of prints and graphic patterns in handbags through Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of the line; responsible for tracking changes and additions
  • Communication of line information to all cross functional partners
  • Participate in concept reviews and line building recaps
  • Upkeep of classification flow charts in Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop
  • Sketch in illustrator 3/4 and alternate views of the handbags
  • Accurate measurements for each view
  • Construct 3-D paper models when needed
  • CAD handbag illustrations when needed
  • Provide comments on samples received from factory
  • Support with all of the creative team to refine seasonal concepts, materials, hardware and color palette for all collections
  • Responsible for timeline adherence, ensure all style tech packs are completed accurately and delivered to overseas sourcing on time
  • Ensure that all prototypes are available for product presentation and approvals
  • Strong understanding of bag production process

Assistant Designer Qualifications:

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in design or related and 1-3 years of design experience
  • Required Professional Experience and Competencies
  • Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator & In-Design
  • Drawing skills required
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Experience in trend research
  • Ability to work on site 3-4 days a week

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