Associate Designer - Socks (Planet Sox)

US-NY-New York
Category
Design
Division
Planet Sox

Specific Responsibilities

The Associate Designer supports the Designer(s) and Senior Designer 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.

 

Strategy & Innovation


• Work with Designer(s) and Senior Designer and Design Director for preliminary design research,  develop concepts, assemble presentation boards for meetings, prepare mock-ups, color-ups, inspirational photos.
• Work on development of initial seasonal design category in context of larger assortment.

Operations & Results


• Design according to style plans, sales needs and emerging trends; ensure timely execution of product development calendar.
• Create Illustrator designs; prepare specification sheets and line sheets and update as necessary.
• Ensure accuracy of product development logs, line sheets, boards and design archives library; ensure maintenance of designs in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system or shared drives.
• Create original artwork for an assortment of brands, sizes and categories in the hosiery area.

 

Customers & Relationships


• Follow-up with internal and external customers and partners, including technical design and production; facilitate interoffice communication
• Build collaborative relationships with vendors and internal customers

Leadership & Teams


• Contribute positively to team dynamic and manage up where necessary

Skills and Requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design.

• 3-5 years experience in apparel/knitwear/hoisery design.

•  Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team oriented.
• Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail oriented, meticulous and creative.
• Knowledge of, color ways, trends, ability to create original art.
• Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe products, CAD and Mac computers.

 

 

GBG USA Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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