Urban Outfitters Senior Designer - Dresses

Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posted 24 days ago
Full time

Job description


Senior Designer

Reports to:Design Manager

Objective:To design a minimum of one category for multiple seasons for an entire year. To contribute to the overall trend of the line on a macro level providing either styling, body, print or color direction. To manage a design team to ensure that the designs and the resulting product are appropriate for the unique style of the Urban Outfitters customer.

Management Responsibilities:

  • Teach and manage your design team to be able to elevate them to a higher position with more responsibility
  • Oversee all related job responsibilities for the design team
  • Encourage the assistants to design product – to be creative and to support your needs to ensure strong items in each delivery from concept to production
  • Build and maintain strong partnerships with the other design departments, production, tech, merchandising, sales, agents
  • Recruit and identify your needs for a strong design team so you have a group of designers who add value to the needs of your design category
Creative Responsibilities:

  • Initiate and complete line plan requirements for the year

  • Initiate, contribute and participate in trend meetings for each season
  • Initiate and oversee creation of trend boards and color boards
  • Work with assistant design director and design manager to develop the line
  • Supervise the development of your whole line and be aware of status
  • Globally source and shop fabric and trim markets for fabrics and trims that are within budget guidelines to develop
  • Select bodies, trims, colors, patterns for approved bodies
  • Present line to merchants and president
  • Travel for inspiration
  • Travel to factories for development and execution of programs
  • As samples come in, make any adjustments needed to improve the style
  • Attend fittings for all product
  • Attend all design meetings for pertinent product
Miscellaneous Responsibilities:

  • Special projects as needed

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.



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