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


The Design Assistant is responsible for assisting the team by participating in all phases of the design development process from initial concept to final production for our active apparel collections, including Le Ore, WSLY, All Access and Bandier

Reports To: Designer


  • Research tear sheets, mood images, trends, prints, colors, and silhouettes each season.
  • Assist in creating inspiring design presentation digital decks each season.
  • Sketch detailed flats in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • CAD/render sketches with patterns, prints, and color by Illustraitor and Photoshop
  • Create, assist, and complete all design handoffs/tech packs
  • Update sketches and CADs as changes occur in the line and update design board
  • Assist in reviewing/approving incoming production samples, strike-offs, dips, and design submits
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of the line/responsible for tracking/updating changes
  • Attend all fittings and partner with PD/Technical team on all sketch and BOM updates
  • Collaborate with all design teams and cross-functional teams throughout the design process
  • Support day to day of design functions


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design with Specialty in Active preferred
  • 1+ years active design experience preferred
  • Technical skill requirements: Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop
  • Proficient in hand sketching and Illustration
  • Proficient in garment construction
  • Works with sense of urgency and ability to complete tasks with speed, ease, and accuracy
  • Excellent organization skills with ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication and follow-up skills: verbal and handwritten
  • Hybrid work schedule; commutable to NYC

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