Fashion Designer (Softlines)

Aquent
Greater Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted 3 days ago
ContractorRetail Apparel and Fashion,Manufacturing,Entertainment Providers

Job Title:Fashion Designer (Softlines, Apparel, Accessories)

Client Location:Burbank -OR- San Francisco (hybrid)*

Starting:09/12/2022

Salary/Pay Rate:~$40/hr + benefits

Hours:Full-time

Duration:6 Months*

*Note: Opportunity to convert IF open to relocation to Orlando.

Job Description:

Seeking a full-time freelance product development designer with experience in vertical development. Candidate will be responsible for supporting the Apparel and Accessories categories for the franchise within our Owned & Operated channels. Designer should be highly creative, organized, strategic, and forward thinking with a strong understanding of fashion design & the brand. This designer will work closely with Manager to support the design development process. The candidate should have a strong background in design with a proven understanding of product concept creation, general understanding of the product lifecycle, manufacturing techniques as well as a good understanding of market and fashion trends. This is a full-time freelance position.

Responsibilities:

• Research global markets to identify new trends, silhouettes, fabrics, & techniques.

• Prepares basic flat sketch designs in Illustrator.

• Designs and creates Adult, Youth and Kids Apparel sketches for the Design team

• Participates in the conceptual development of product lines, from new concepts to seasonal theme input, silhouette, color, fabrication & artwork application

• Assists with basic specification of product

• Assists with creating color palettes for each quarter.

• Create BOMS & FMAs.

• Develop and design product mock-ups, compile line sheets for line reviews, layout creative presentations, and retail pitch decks

• Skills in the creation of mock-ups and mood boards for presentations.

• Must have the ability to define trends and understand how this brand ties into product and design trends.

• Need to have the ability to manipulate graphic assets to create new designs and compositions.

• Familiarity with the brand a plus

• Collaborates with Product Development Lead regularly to execute assigned projects.

• Requires Mac/PC proficiency including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Microsoft office.

• Must be detail-oriented, organized and able to follow art direction well with excellent execution

• Must have key corporate competencies: to be resourceful, to be a team player, have strong communication skills, willingness to learn, be nimble and take chances.

• Must be able to simultaneously handle multiple projects, time lines and communicate across teams in a fast-paced environment.

Basic Qualifications:

• BA/BS or equivalent work experience in related field (apparel design preferred).

• 4+ years experience in apparel design and product development.

• Requires Mac/PC proficiency including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Microsoft office.

• Advanced skills in Illustrator, Photoshop, Keynote and InDesign required.

• Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, PPT)

• Able to work independently and set personal work priorities.

• Elevated taste level and knows how to translate trends through lens of customer and brand.

• Working knowledge of the product and creative development process.

• Strong ability to collaborate with peers and supervisor.

• Excellent communication and presentation skills.

• Ability to manage multiple priorities.

• People-oriented team player.

Client Description:

This legendary company has entertained, informed and inspired people around the globe for over 90 years. Named one of Forbes top companies to work for year over year, this is where dreams really do come true.

Whether you’re looking to create, support business growth and development, work behind-the-scenes on your favorite TV shows or upcoming movies, or anything in-between, this is your opportunity to start the next chapter of your career story and help create the exhilarating experiences this company is known for worldwide.

Why work with AQUENT? Check out our awesome benefits:

https://aquent.com/find-work/talent-benefits

Aquent is an equal-opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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