• Assistant Designer - Sean John (Men's Apparel)

    Work Location US-NY-New York
    Sean John
  • Specific Responsibilities

    The Assistant Designer supports the Design team 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 

    • 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. 

    Skills and Requirements

    • Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team oriented.
    • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail oriented, meticulous and creative.
    • Basic knowledge of garment construction, pattern making, silhouettes, color ways, sewing techniques, fabrication and trim.
    • 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.

    GBG USA Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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