Associate Designer, JOY

Carters Inc.
Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted 5 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

30% Creative Concept

  • Conduct frequent research in the market place for new & current trends through web, runway and in store venues.
  • Work with concept, senior design team and merchandising team to create designs that are brand right for each delivery to meet the needs of merchandising team.
  • Research, communicate and present design and creative concepts that demonstrate innovative, brand-right creative (silos, trim & details, color, print & graphic design direction to supervisor and peers)
  • Design silhouettes; develop fabric and trims that are market and brand appropriate.
  • Assemble creative and /or trend boards for internal presentations

40% Product Line Development

  • Sketch technical drawings in illustrator, clearly communicate design intent on design cards and to tech design, and update design cards in systems
  • Fill silhouettes with prints/art in Illustrator working line sheet, update line sheets accordingly and have any design resources needed for presentation meetings
  • Independently design at least two to three programs with Supervisors approval
  • Build and maintain line sheets in Illustrator for presentation and buying needs.

30% 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
  • Responsible for maintaining all product details throughout design review process that impact final execution of product commercialization; communicate changes with tech, merchant, PDC teams.
  • Participate in fittings with senior design team and make updates accordingly.
  • Train Assistants and EDPs on silhouette sketching in Illustrator, line sheet, and PLM responsibilities.
  • Collaborate and build working relationships with cross functional teams
  • Responsible for achieving calendar deadlines for all stages of design.

Job Requirements Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Exhibit inquisitiveness, excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Strong knowledge of garment construction, silhouettes, color ways, sewing techniques, fabric and trim development
  • 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 collaborative, team-oriented environment
  • Must have ability to analyze and interpret market trends as it relates to our brands as demonstrated through a portfolio of professional work
  • Exceptional Mac skills ie: Adobe Illustrator, etc.
  • Working knowledge of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tool preferred
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Creative problem solving skills

Prior Work Experience And Educational Requirements

  • BA or BFA required, preferably in apparel design
  • 2-5 years of design experience (preferably in childrens apparel)

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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