Design Assistant, RTW, JM Collection-Sweaters | Macy's

Overview:  Assist in interpreting the brand/label’s direction into materials, trims, styles, colors and patterns.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in the design of exclusive products and development of trends that support merchant objectives and Macy’s brand.
  • Prepare line and presentation materials/set-up for line previews and buy meetings.
  • Assist in identifying specific materials, color palettes, patterns and prints for the season.
  • Support DVP of Design, Design Manager/Designer in managing the needs of the Design Team.
  • Participate in research and development of seasonal trends.
  • Assist in shopping the retail and trend (fabric/color/fashion) markets seeking new merchandise ideas, as needed.
  • Assist in creating and distributing fabric development packages.
  • Assist in creating and distributing color cards, trim cards and pattern development sheets.
  • Assist in developing flat mechanical sketches for design development packages (to technical design and overseas.)
  • Create and distribute design development Package components.
  • Assist in selecting styles, materials and colors that fit into the program and style plans.
  • Work with artists in developing print and pattern designs.
  • Assist in reviewing development samples.
  • Adhere to the seasonal time and action calendars.
  • Communicate regularly with product management to share line development direction.
  • Assist in the tracking and approval of fabric samples, lab dips, strike-offs and other development materials.
  • Assist in approval of counter samples.
  • Participate in fit sessions.
  • Communicate on a daily basis with overseas offices.
  • Attend training sessions.
  • Regular, dependable attendance and punctuality



  • Bachelors in Design or Fine Arts.
  • 0-3 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

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