Freelance Handbag Designer

24 Seven Talent
New York, NY, USA
Posted 2 days ago
ContractorRetail Apparel and Fashion

Client Overview:Our client has created an experience-driven travel & lifestyle accessories brand that makes organizing anything but boring.

Designer Overview:As the Designer, you will support the Design Director with all product design from start to finish including new artwork and hardware development.

Freelance Handbag Designer Responsibilities:

  • Concept, and Design product from start to finish including new artwork and hardware development.
  • Create prints, graphics, and embellishment layouts for handbags, accessories and patches
  • Partner with our Founders and Design team to develop and refine seasonal concepts, materials, hardware, and color palette for handbag/accessories collections.
  • Responsible for timeline adherence; ensure handoff to Product Development occurs on time; ensure all prototypes are available for product presentation and finalization.
  • Responsible for upholding design integrity, high quality execution, and timeliness throughout the entire development process from concept through completion
  • Study markets, shop retail, and interact with consumer to establish trends.
  • Other duties may be assigned

Freelance Handbag Designer Qualifications:

  • Must be flexible with the ability to self-manage and handle multiple priorities at once
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience designing handbags and/or small accessories • Bachelor’s Degree in Design or related field preferred
  • Ability to sketch both technical drawings and freeform renderings
  • Understanding of materials, hardware, leather, and handbag construction required
  • Strong working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Nylon experience is a plus.
  • Experience with collaboration and patterns
  • Must be able to work on site in Manhattan

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