Fashion Designer

AKIRA/shopAKIRA.com
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted 15 hours ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion,Retail

AKIRA Fashion Designer

In 2002, AKIRA opened the doors to its first women's clothing boutique in Chicago. Since then, the company has extended its reach to 30+ stores across the United States, as well as a thriving eCommerce business (shopAKIRA.com.) AKIRA is extremely well-poised for sustained growth as we continue to build a nationally recognized brand.

AKIRA’s culture has one very large, distinct difference from other fast-fashion competitors: Other-Worldly Customer Service and Fanatical, Obsessive Attention to the consumer’s needs and desires. The core principle for all employees at AKIRA is to Act and Think Like an Owner, and this belief can be reflected across all areas of the company.

The Position

Fashion Designer

Location

Chicago, IL

**On-site, Remote, or Hybrid role

Overview:

The Fashion Designer will work with the Apparel Buying/Product team at AKIRA. This position will support the Buying team to create merchandise designs that meet trends and business needs of the company. As a Fashion Designer with AKIRA you will have the opportunity to create unique product designs that are truly original to our brand.

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborate with Buying/Product Development team to create pieces for seasonal collections
  • Researching current fashion trends and customer demand to create trendy designs for product
  • Partnering with Buyers on product development deadlines
  • Prepare line and presentation materials for Buyer meetings
  • Ensures that Brand quality, fit, desired appearance, and quality construction standards are met and maintained

Qualifications:

  • Strong photoshop skills and photo manipulation skills
  • 2 years of design experience & creating technical packs and flats
  • Bachelor’s degree in Apparel Design or related field
  • Extremely creative with ability to analyze and understand the AKIRA customer
  • Strong understanding of construction of fit

The Ideal Candidate Has/Is:

  • Experience with graphic design and illustration
  • Exceptional work ethic and motivation to meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator
  • Outstanding organizational skills, with keen attention to detail and diligent task follow-through
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast - paced, dynamic environment
  • Highly collaborative, responsive team player

**Portfolio link REQUIRED in application to be considered for position

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