Design Assistant- Sweaters & Cold Weather Accessories

Fourth Floor
New York, NY, USA
Posted 11 hours ago
ContractorRetail Apparel and Fashion,Retail

Our client, a popular fashion brand, is seeking a Design Assistant to join their team in New York!

This is a full-time hour contract role, with potential to go permanent.

Category: Sweaters & Cold Weather Accessories


  • Support senior designer to achieve cohesive line building
  • Creative and technical development of sweaters and cold weather accessories within merchandise assortment strategy
  • Create detailed and accurate flat sketches and CADs at fast pace in Adobe Illustrator by using brush and fill skillfully
  • Research seasonal trends, themes, color, raw materials, and styling
  • Collaborate with Merchandising, Production, and Technical Design to achieve product execution and maintain design integrity.
  • Create tech packs confidently in PLM for first protos, including accurate BOMs, measurements and sweater construction details
  • Develop and counter source yarn and fabric/trim with sourcing partners.
  • Develop color stories for sweaters and execute and manage color development in PLM
  • Develop develop artwork for stripes, jacquard, intersia, fairisle, embroidery, embellishment etc. in Illustrator or Photoshop
  • Approval of lab dips and fabric/yarn submits for cold weather accessories.
  • Occasional travel for trade exhibitions, design research, and to supervise product development
  • Attend fittings to achieve design intent


  • 1-2 years Design experience & Apparel Design degree
  • Proficiency in PLM, Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Detail oriented, team player
  • Technical sketching and CAD ability (flat) with understanding of sweater construction and eye for proportion and details. Need to have ability to create brush and fill.
  • Working knowledge of sweater yarn, gauge and stitch construction
  • Lab dip knowledge
  • Organized-Creative- Trend Awareness

Please submit your Resume & Portfolio to apply!

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