Sock/Legwear Designer

SBH Fashion
New York, NY, USA
Posted 16 hours ago
$75,000 — $85,000 / year
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion

Fashion Accessory House with licenses across categories is hiring a Sock/Legwear Designer. This is a great opportunity for those looking to be a part of an energetic, creative, and collaborative group. Seeking someone passionate for accessories, print design, and knits.


  • Approximate Salary Range: ~75-85k
  • Offices in Midtown (4 days/week in office + early Fridays)
  • ~120 ppl in the company. Full teams in house from designers, merchandisers, production/PD, Sales, Sampling
  • Highly collaborative culture and great benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401k + profit sharing, STD/LTD, generous PTO and paid holidays

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Design ownership over selected licensed brands, assigned based on aesthetic and creative strengths, responsible for creating digital CADs for full seasonal collections
  • Strong understanding of brand DNA, designing collections based on licensor and buyer expectations and within the target market (consistently shopping and researching the market is essential)
  • Digital renderings for various private label accounts, primarily in prints, textures, and trims with a strong eye for color and trend
  • Strong eye for trend, conducting valuable market research, bringing ideas to weekly meeting and inspiring other members of design team
  • Works closely with design director with creative freedom throughout process
  • Works with our overseas team to solve PD problems when technical or timing setbacks arise
  • Work cross-functionally and professionally with product development team, communicating clearly to ensure the design is produced how you envisioned
  • Primarily design in Illustrator with minimal retouching in Photoshop
  • Bring new ideas and concepts to table regularly
  • Assisting in setting up and merchandising showroom for assigned brands
  • Assist in building trend packets
  • Help to create pitches for new licenses
  • Participate in meetings with licensors and buyers


  • 5+ years’ experience in accessories or knit design
  • Comfortable with fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Experience in working for a wholesale company managing multiple licenses a plus
  • Creative edge, bringing new ideas and trends to the table
  • Passion for designing without having to directly do tech packs
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Positive team player
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment
  • Proficient in Illustrator & working knowledge of Photoshop
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of customers and buyers’ expectations
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by management to support the department’s business needs.


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