Freelance Contemporary Sweater Associate Designer

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New York, NY, USA
Posted 1 day ago
TemporaryRetail Apparel and Fashion

Freelance Contemporary Sweater Associate Designer

Global fashion retailer looking to hire a freelance Associate Sweater Designer to implement the category leader’s direction in all aspects of the design process, from the initial concept stage to presentation, to the development and execution of the final product.

Start: Asap

End: Temp-to-Perm

Hybrid

Freelance Contemporary Sweater Associate Designer RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Work closely with category leader to design category-specific products based on design direction given

• Learn and understand raw materials and trims related to a specific classification

• Perform daily follow-up using email and PLM

• Work with CAD team on prints and patterns for sweaters & fleece

• Interact with buyers and vendors to develop a working partnership

• Prepare presentation boards for monthly meetings

• Observe presentation techniques and be prepared to make preliminary presentations

• Maintain daily running or classification while designer travels including fit sessions

• Perform preliminary design research domestically

• Comment on lab dips, wash submits and finishes with supervisor approval

• Perform other duties as required

• Able to work in a hybrid environment, meaning that some work may be performed remotely but certain essential functions must be performed in-person/in-office based on the needs of the business.

• In-person/in-office collaboration is required, the frequency of such in-person/in-office collaboration (e.g., a portion of the week, an entire week) is dictated by business needs. Such collaboration includes work centralized around product development, milestone meetings, approvals, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion or Art (or equivalent experience and education)

• At least 2-4 years of related experience; Sweaters experience is a must

• PLM experience required

• Ability to act as the liaison between many departments: excellent communication and analytic skills.

• Must be detail-oriented, computer literate, and able to handle multiple tasks at once.

• Must be knowledgeable of Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign), Excel, and PLM (or equivalent program)

• Comfortable working in a hybrid environment - working in the office several days a week (based on the needs of the business or big milestone week) with occasional remote work from home

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