Assistant Designer - Accessories : South San Francisco : Full-Time

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Work with Sr. Designer and Merchants to identify product trends. Assist in developing and refining seasonal concepts, materials, hardware, and color palette for handbag/sport bags/belts collections.
  • Support Sr. Designer in creating sketches and product prototypes.
  • Help to create concept packets/trend boards, computer render (sketch) designs, and create tech packs exclusively in Illustrator.
  • Review correspondence with factories, review quality and construction on samples and provide feedback to vendors.
  • Responsible for timeline adherence; ensure all tech packs are completed accurately and delivered to vendors on time; ensure all prototypes are available for product presentation.
  • Maintaining and organizing belt and handbag archives by account and/or category.
  • Organize and update materials library.
  • Assist with preparation for account meetings and presentations.
  • File samples and fabric cards.
  • Partner cross-functionally with Merchandising, Sourcing (Hong Kong office), and Production.
  • MUST be able to wear multiple hats while working in a fluid environment while still meeting tight deadlines.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previously completed a year-long internship or looking to make a lateral move.
  • Follow, interpret, and forecast brand-appropriate trends and key silhouettes.
  • Strong communication skills-- verbal and written.
  • Strong time management skills, attention to detail and extremely organized.
  • Must be able to lift 30 - 40lbs boxes and climb a ladder.
  • Preferably already a Bay Area resident
  • Must be proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:

  • College degree in fashion design, textile design, industrial design or production related fields preferred.

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