Associate Designer

ITOCHU Prominent USA LLC
New York, NY, USA
Posted 16 days ago
Full time

Associate Designer (Hybrid)

ITOCHU Prominent USA LLC designs and manufactures unique textiles, apparel and accessories. We have a portfolio of licensed apparel and accessory brands. With our global reach, we work with ITOCHU Corporation to develop Japanese licensing and distribution programs for American and European fashion brands.

We currently have an exciting career opportunity for an Associate Designer to join our men’s apparel team. Partner with Merchandising & eCommerce Manager to support all areas of design and development of seasonal collections, across all brands and categories, with a focus on delivering trend right designs and innovation.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Design:

  • Develop seasonal lines across all brands and categories including research, organization, and execution of the line development in partnership with team
  • Prepare seasonal color stories, mood/trend boards, and presentations.
  • Create woven textile patterns, prints, sketches from concept through bulk production. Provide direction to freelancers.
  • Prepare and maintain seasonal CAD designs, 3D apparel design, flat sketches, color & textile trend, line sheets, color masters and look books.
  • Creating and maintaining flat illustrations of new models across all categories.
  • Partner with team to provide necessary materials for line development (CADs, color chips, sketches, art files, comments etc.)
  • Creating the graphic artworks for marketing trims for all brands.

Development:

  • Drives the approval and commenting process on handlooms and strike-offs.
  • Collaborate with Fabric team to communicate approvals and comments to ensure developments are executed correctly.
  • Responsible for trim assignments for all brands to support Merchandisers in creation of trims lists.
  • Responsible for ordering development materials as needed.
  • Adhere to team’s calendar to meet deadlines.
  • Support merchandising team on additional projects and responsibilities as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in fine arts, graphics, textiles or related field.
  • 3+ years of design experience in apparel.
  • Must be passionate with apparel and textile design.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced team with tight deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Must be flexible and a team player.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, and time management skills required.
  • Knowledge of Illustrator /Photoshop, Kaledo, MS office required.
  • Knowledge of 3D software such as Browzwear Lotta or V-Stitch a plus

ITOCHU Prominent USA LLC offers a competitive compensation package along with excellent benefits. To apply, pls include a resume along with salary requirements.

ITOCHU Prominent USA is an equal opportunity employer.

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