Associate Designer, RTW, JM Collection | Macy's

Overview: Responsible for the design, development, selection, and approval of materials, trims, silhouettes, colors and patterns for area of responsibility. Responsible for a specific classification or area.

Essential Functions:

Design and Trend Research:

  • Work with Design Manager/Designer on development and execution of product designs that achieve overall product strategy and merchandise objectives.
  • Participate in research and development of seasonal trends.
  • Assist in interpreting seasonal fashion direction, assortment opportunities and merchandise trends for area of responsibility.
  • Produce cohesive product presentations, including boards, tear sheets and samples to help sell concepts to merchants.
  • Prepare line and presentation material for line previews and buy meetings including color boards, concept boards, print and story boards.
  • Ensure designs meet merchant line plans, assortment strategies and overall creative direction.
  • Partner with Product Manager in set-up and presenting to divisions at line previews and buy meetings for area of responsibility.
  • Shop the retail market seeking new merchandise/trend ideas.
  • Shop the trend market seeking design inspiration (materials, fashion, color, trade shows) as needed.
  • Interpret specific color palettes, patterns and prints for the season.
  • Select and approves style, materials, trims and colors that fit into the program and style plans
  • Responsible for creating and distributing fabric development packages.
  • Responsible for creating and distributing color cards & pattern development sheets.
  • Develop flat mechanical sketches for design development packages and request development samples
  • Responsible for tracking and approving labs dips, fabric samples, strike-offs and other development materials
  • Compile design development packages and distribute to technical design and over for sampling.
  • Review development samples.

Merchandising/Product Development:

  • Prepare line and presentation material for line previews and buy meetings, including color/concept boards, print boards and may include story boards.
  • Partner with Product Manager in set-up and presenting to customers divisions at line reviews and buy meetings for area of responsibility.
  • Adhere to the seasonal time and action calendar for area of responsibility.
  • Modify the product line based on MMG and customer input.
  • Assist in identifying the key programs that comprise each classification.
  • Communicate regularly with product management to gather input and share line development direction.
  • Communicate on a daily basis with overseas offices to share line development direction.


  • Attend fit sessions.
  • Select and approve materials, patterns and colors.
  • Use CAD programs for style, color and pattern development.
  • Regular, dependable attendance and punctuality



  • Bachelors in Design or Fine Arts.
  • 2-5 years of industry experience.
  • Proficiency in PC operation, MS office and Excel
  • Proficiency in Photoshop and Illustrator software

Other skills:

  • Strong color sense / print sense
  • Ability to view and differentiate the color spectrum
  • Team Player
  • Presentation and organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage workload with multiple deadlines.
  • Demostrated creative ability

Macy's is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Full Time / Salary

Macy’s Herald Square, New York City

Interested candidates should send resumes Felicia Podberesky