Sr. Designer - Women's Private Label - NYC - 3D Required
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Senior Designer - Women's Private Label Apparel - NYC


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Must have a creative vision to drive the seasonal design development process from concept to delivery.
  • Craft original, trend-appropriate designs that drive sales
  • Strategy & Innovation
  • Research and identify trend directions; create concept/mood boards, analyze collections, shop stores; perform competitive analysis; pull and review fabrics, design concepts, presentation decks for meetings
  • Identify and design key items with a strong brand identity
  • Execute development of the initial seasonal design category in the context of a larger assortment and cost structure
  • Develop concepts for special design projects to expand categories into new areas or customers.
  • Categories: Bottoms, Knit and Woven Tops, and Dresses for Missy and Plus sizes
  • Operations & Results
  • Guide and mentor direct reports
  • Work with the tech team to ensure proper fit and end use
  • Work with Cad Designers to develop original prints, textile, and embroidery designs
  • Design according to line plans, sales needs, and emerging trends; ensure timely execution of product development calendar
  • Create Illustrator sketches; review line sheets; develop tech packs
  • Build 3-D Bodies
  • Source, select, and review raw materials and trims to ensure they are within price points
  • Review styles with the costing engineer to design into price points needed.
  • Approve aesthetic and quality of print strike-offs, fabric, and trims
  • Customers & Relationships
  • Coordinate follow-up with internal and external customers and partners, including technical design, production, and vendors; manager interoffice communication
  • Build collaborative relationships with vendors and internal customers
  • Leadership & Teams
  • Contribute positively to the team dynamic and manage where necessary


SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • 8 + years experience in apparel design
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe products
  • Experience in 3-D Browzwear or other programs is a must
  • Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team-oriented
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail-oriented, meticulous, and creative
  • Creativity and sensibility for merchandising; ability to sketch
  • Technical capability, proficient understanding of construction, and expression of fit.
  • Extensive knowledge of garment construction, pattern making, silhouettes, colorways, sewing techniques, fabrication, and trim; familiarity with print design and manufacturing
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design


COMPENSATION

  • The approximate annual base salary range for this position is $110K - $120K, based on role requirements, skill set, and years of experience.
  • Comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, company holidays


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