Associate Designer I - Jrs / Women

Hybrid Apparel
Cypress, CA, USA
Posted 3 days ago
Full time

Hybrid’s humble beginnings started in 1997 in the back of a print shop designing, selling, and printing tee shirts. Today, Hybrid is a global apparel industry powerhouse in brand and licensing management. Hybrid provides its expertise and fully vertical operations capability – design, merchandising, development, sourcing, production, and distribution – to a broad suite of branded, licensed, generic, and private label partners. Hybrid’s full-service apparel design and manufacturing expertise extends across the apparel category, including knits, woven tops, bottoms, tees, and accessories.

As our organization has evolved, so has our philosophy of doing business. We have made concerted efforts to remove ourselves from the antiquated approach of other apparel manufacturers and doing things differently has been our focus. We are building a company ethos that breeds innovation, collaboration, integrity and excellence in customer service.

What is my role?

The Associate Designer, in partnership with the cross-functional team (Pre-production, Production, Graphics, etc.) assists the Designer and Director directly to execute product. They research relevant trends, communicate with the cross-functional team and provide support to the Designer.

What You'll Do

  • Research and identify trends that are relevant to our customers, bring ideas and inspiration
  • Develop strong working relationships with the teams through communications and problem solving
  • Create presentation linesheets from start to finish
  • Work with designer and director to create seasonal direction in silhouette, fabric and concept for specific retailers/market
  • Execute and help in presentation books/art CAD’s
  • Attend and participate in fit sessions with designer
  • Communicate and execute technical information through PLM to the Technical Designer
  • Understand the fundamentals of the production process as it relates to their classification
  • Manage deadlines in accordance with the calendar
  • Assist in coding art and revisions of CAD’s
  • Assist in sample execution
  • Maintain organized filing system for all CAD’s on server
  • Help maintain the day-to-day projects including filing/organizing, tagging, line preparation, copying and updating development, packages, fabric books, shipping/tracking packages

What You’ll Need

  • 2 or 4 year college degree in Fashion Design, Merchandising, Textiles, Fine Art, or related field
  • Portfolio required
  • 2-3 years previous experience designing apparel
  • Previous experience designing juniors / womens apparel a plus
  • Strong sense of color, style, and trend
  • Extremely proficient in the Adobe Creative suite
  • Attention to detail and follow-up skills
  • Garment construction & fabric knowledge
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment

Hybrid Apparel is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

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