Associate Designer - Reebok Boy's Activewear

High Life Apparel, LLC
New York, NY, USA
Posted 2 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion

We are looking for a talented Associate Designer to support the Reebok activewear brand as well as own the seasonal design development process for the boy’s portion of the line. Our ideal candidate is a great team player who brings with them a strong knowledge of the activewear market. This person will demonstrate strong attention to detail and can be flexible in a fast-paced working environment. This associate will work from concept to delivery by contributing original, trend-right design concepts that meet brand aesthetic, market needs and drive sales.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with Design manager for preliminary design research, including competitive analysis; pull fabrics, develop concepts, new trim and art, assemble presentation boards for meetings, prepare mock-ups, color-ups, inspirational photos
  • Work on initial seasonal designs (using illustrator) according to line plans, sales needs and emerging trends; ensure timely execution of product development calendar keeping in mind the market and price point we’re selling to
  • Create PLM tech packs to generate costing, samples and production as well as updated and changes throughout the season
  • Prepare line sheets and update as necessary
  • Attend fittings and help evaluate fit samples for design details
  • Analyze pre-production and production samples to make certain all design details are accurate
  • Follow-up with internal and external partners, including sales, technical design and production; facilitate inter-office communication

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design or related major
  • 2+ years of apparel design experience
  • Active Experience in Men’s, Boys and/or Toddler boys preferred but not required
  • Proficient in Illustrator, Excel and PLM
  • Solid understanding of garment construction
  • Very detail-oriented, easy-going personality with a positive attitude and strong work ethic

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