Assistant Designer, January 2023 Executive Development Program

Carters Inc.
Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted 6 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion,Manufacturing,Retail
Job Description

Carters, Inc. is the largest branded marketer in North America of apparel exclusively for babies and young children. The Company owns the Carters and OshKosh Bgosh brands, two of the most recognized brands in the marketplace. These brands are sold in leading department stores, national chains, and specialty retailers domestically and internationally. They are also sold through more than 1,000 Company-operated stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico and online at,,, and The Companys Child of Mine brand is available at Walmart, its Just One You brand is available at Target, and its Simple Joys brand is available on Amazon. The Company also owns Skip Hop, a global lifestyle brand for families with young children. Carters is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Additional information may be found at

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Essential Duties & Responsibilities (most important to get the job done)

50% Design Process & Communication

  • Support facilitation for all aspects of design: from initial concept to final development of product
  • Participate in all aspects of daily follow up with internal business partner, i.e. email communication and meetings
  • Learn the creative process as well as observing the design leaders in the day to day workings
  • Prepare and update InDesign linesheets accordingly and manage silhouette numbers
  • Assist with pre-production art (review prints, graphic scale & placements, validate color chips and line sheets/BOM with supervisor and own complete process for their portion of the line)
  • Participate in fit process and update design sketches based on feedback during fittings
  • Train Interns on silhouette sketching in Illustrator and line sheet/BOM responsibilities
  • Build and update color swatch palettes as needed for the team
  • Regularly communicate progress with cross functional partners
  • Responsible for editing all product details throughout design review process that impact final execution of product commercialization

30% Product line Development

  • Sketch technical drawings in illustrator, communicate design intent, and update silo matrix accordingly, with direction from supervisor
  • Fill silhouettes with prints/art in Illustrator working line sheet, update print-outs accordingly for presentation meetings
  • Independently design at least one program or a portion of a program with Supervisors mentorship

20% Creative Concept

  • Research and present design and creative concepts that demonstrate innovative, brand-right creative (silos, trim & details, color, print & graphic design direction to supervisor and peers)
  • Prepare and request design and proto samples from Product Development & Sourcing team
  • Assemble creative and /or trend boards for formal internal or external presentations and set up creative PDF files

Job Requirements Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Exhibit inquisitiveness, excellent communication and analytical skills as well as have basic knowledge of garment construction, silhouettes, color ways, sewing techniques, fabrication and trim
  • Possess strong attention to detail and good organizational skills
  • Strong time management and creative problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, creative, and team oriented environment
  • Ability to interpret supervisors direction
  • Strong sense of color and aesthetic ability to interpret creative trends for the carters brand
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and InDesign
  • Working knowledge of Product Lifecycle Management tool preferred

Prior Work Experience And Educational Requirements

  • BA or BFA
  • Experience working in childrens clothing preferred
  • Must submit a portfolio with application
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (3.2 GPA or higher strongly preferred) at time of graduation
  • Required to have graduated within 6 months of class start date
  • Must be able to start in the role full-time by January 2023

Carters is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


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