Freelance Designer

Forever 21
Greater Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted 2 hours ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion,Retail

Overview

Forever 21 is a fashion industry leader making the latest trends accessible to all while inspiring unique style and confidence. With a renewed focus on the customer experience, the brand offers high style designs and fashion basics with compelling values and a dynamic store environment. While driving innovation across e-commerce and digital to expand access and convenience, the brand continues to strengthen its positioning as today’s preferred destination for the fashionable consumer. Forever 21 is located in more than 540 locations globally and online, and we’re seeking passionate and creative people to join our Forever family.

Job Purpose:

The Apparel Designer will be responsible for creating product designs that are both cost-effective and innovative. We are looking for creative women’s designers with strong work ethics to work in our corporate headquarter in downtown Los Angeles.

Deliverables:

  • Translate design direction and fabric/trim selections into original designs
  • Create original flat sketches based on existing trends and mainstream designs
  • Work with Design Team to create tech packs, ensuring designs accurately translate into development samples
  • Collaborate with Trend Forecasting Team on seasonal trends and concepts
  • Research trends and bring in new ideas through competitive shopping, magazines, websites, and runway shows
  • Train and mentor Assistant and Associate Designers by offering constructive criticism and guidance
  • Source and purchase fabrics, trims, fastenings, and embellishments

Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s or Associates degree in Fashion Apparel Design
  • Must have 4+ years of Fashion Design experience in multiple design categories
  • Must be proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Word, and Excel
  • Must have strong design aesthetic, color sense, and conceptual skills
  • Must be able to create flat sketches by hand
  • Comprehensive knowledge of silhouettes, fabrication, color/print usage, graphics, embellishment layouts, and trim required
  • Must be flexible and adapt well to fast paced, rapidly changing work environment
  • Must be a team player, open to taking direction, and able to work well under pressure

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