Fashion Designer

RUTI INC.
California, USAWFH / Online
Posted 8 days ago
Full time

Fashion designer

Ruti, Inc. (Ruti.com) is a San Francisco-based fashion house for women of discerning taste who value quality, authenticity, and uniqueness. Everything that comes from Ruti, be it clothing, marketing, or emails, must pass a test of authenticity and sincerity as it is important to us that our customers wear only what we ourselves desire and believe in.

Over the past year, Ruti, Inc. has experienced significant growth and plans to continue expanding. We are seeking individuals to join our family, and we truly treat our employees as such. We tend to spend a lot of time with each other, even if it's just on Zoom, and it's crucial for us that every team member enjoys and feels as a part of our Ruti family.

Our Role & Expectations:

  • Develop and present innovative and relevant design concepts clearly and professionally during reviews.
  • Collaborate with design, development, and product teams to ensure designs are practical, within budget, meet market needs, and adhere to timelines.
  • Accurately provide detailed product designs and specifications to enable the creation of prototypes, BOMs, and marketing materials efficiently.
  • Stay ahead by identifying trends in design, materials, and technology across various markets, with a focus on womenswear, through research and hands-on experience.
  • Ensure sample quality, participate in fit reviews, and find cost-saving opportunities during the sample creation phase.
  • Complete projects on schedule, create patterns, prototypes, and explore new design or construction methods.
  • Initiate detailed product design briefs for the development team, covering everything from specs to material choices.
  • Solve fit, style, and construction issues alongside the development and production teams, ensuring product readiness.
  • Keep tech packs updated throughout development, test new materials, and ensure prototyping resources are in place.
  • Understand and apply materials and manufacturing techniques unique to our brand.
  • Contribute to internal presentations and stay informed on industry trends to meet evolving customer needs.
  • Address design changes for current products as needed to solve production challenges.
  • Apply advanced design skills, including ideation, drawing, and understanding of visual presentation.
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, with experience in PLM systems, ideally Centric.
  • Meet deadlines, manage updates, and maintain records in our product lifecycle management system.
  • Engage in design-related activities outside the office, such as trips and events.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Apparel Design.
  • At least 5 years of experience in apparel design, with a preference for men's technical and lifestyle apparel.
  • Experience in devising tools and methods for construction solutions.
  • Skills in pattern making and prototyping with a creative and technical approach.
  • An understanding of line planning and product costing.
  • Familiarity with garment construction, patterns, and textiles.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and innovative approach.
  • Strong communication, time management, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and make informed decisions.
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Willingness to represent the brand at events and shows.
  • A passion for activities related to our products.

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