Freelance Associate Designer, Women's and Men Knits

24 Seven Talent
New York, NY, USA
Posted 8 days ago
ContractorRetail Apparel and Fashion

Client Overview:Our client is a leading global apparel company specializing in intimate apparel and fashion and basic apparel for leading retailers and brands around the world.

Position Overview:The Associate Designer will support our Designer Director by seeing the design process from start to finish of all men's and women's sleep and cut & sew, working on line sheets, answering all requests, coordinating samples and collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure the successful design process.

Associate Designer Overview:

  • Produce layouts and put technical packages into work
  • Track all samples – PD/ Tech
  • Create tech packs and BOMs
  • Send out for lab dips and help with color matching and treatment testing
  • Sourcing and requesting yarns and components and samples from vendors
  • Complete all line sheets
  • Organize and prepare cost sheets and fabric books
  • Follow up on yarn and fabric sample requests
  • Research trends (online and in stores).
  • Create presentation boards to be sure all have enough new ideas, designs, yarns, techniques and stitches.
  • Create art layouts in illustrator and Photoshop
  • Conduct all fittings related to the product designs
  • Manage to calendar and deadlines

Associate Designer Qualifications:

  • Experience with working with overseas vendors
  • Excellent knowledge of garment construction stitch and gauge
  • Proficient in cut and sew knits, sleep, intimates, active and/or athleisure
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • MUST be able to work on site 5 days a week in Manhattan office

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