Associate Designer - Accessories : San Francisco, CA : Full-Time

Associate Accessory/Bag Designer Job Description.


• Minimum 2+ years of handbag/bag design experience. Belt experience a plus.

• Follow, interpret, and forecast brand-appropriate trends and key silhouettes.

• Expertise in Adobe Software Programs (Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, etc.)

• Candidate must be highly creative, and can understand/interpret trends for a

broad base of customers.

• Proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

• Knowledge of materials (both natural and synthetic), trims, and sampling


• 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.


• College degree in fashion design, textile design, industrial design or

production related fields preferred.


• Work with Sr. Designer and Merchants to identify product trends. Develop

and refine seasonal concepts, materials and hardware, and color palette for

handbag/sports bags/belts collections.

• Support Sr. Designer in creating sketches and product prototypes.

• 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.

• Partner cross-functionally with Merchandising, Sourcing (HK office), and


• Assist in managing Design Intern(s).

• MUST be able to wear multiple hats while working in a fluid environment while

still meeting tight deadlines.