Assistant Designer | Global Brands Group

Overview: Supports the Designer(s) in the seasonal design development process, from concept to delivery, by contributing original, trend-appropriate design concepts that meet market needs and drive sales, and ensuring the timely execution of each stage in the process.    

Essential Functions: 

Strategy & Innovation

  • Assist and take direction from Designer(s) and Senior Designer(s) for preliminary design research, including competitive analysis; pull fabrics, develop concepts, assemble presentation boards for meetings, prepare mock-ups, color-ups, and inspirational photos.
  • Assist in development of initial seasonal design category in context of larger assortment.

Operations & Results

  • Track design schedule to ensure timely execution of product development calendar.
  • Support Designer(s) in creating Illustrator sketches; assist in preparation of specification sheets; prepare designs for line review; prepare line sheets and update as necessary.
  • Maintain product development logs, line sheets, boards and design archives library; maintain designs in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system or shared drives.
  • Research and coordinate raw materials and trims for approval; maintain fabric/trim library.
  • Review lab dips with Designer(s) and Senior Designer(s); coordinate print and graphics where appropriate; observe and assist with fit process; keep detailed notes.

Customers & Relationships

  • Follow-up with internal customers and partners including technical design and production; facilitate inter office communication.
  • Build collaborative relationships with vendors and internal customers.

Leadership & Teams

  • Contribute positively to team dynamic and manage up where necessary.          

Qualifications:

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in fashion design.
  • 1 plus years related experience and/or training in apparel. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe products and Mac computers; knowledge of CAD preferable. 
  • Basic knowledge of garment construction, pattern making, silhouettes, color ways, sewing techniques, fabrication and trim.                                   

Other skills:

  • Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team oriented.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail oriented, meticulous and creative.

Full Time / Salary

Global Brands Group, 350 5th Avenue | 6th floor | New York, NY  10118

Interested candidates should send resumes to Jenna Liss at JennaLiss@globalbrandsgroup.com