Associate Designer

Recruiter
SKIMS
Location
Los Angeles, California
Posted
09 Nov 2021
Closes
09 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Role Overview:

Reporting to the Design Director, the Associate Designer will provide vital support to the design team at SKIMS. This role conducts research and assists the Design Director in the creation of concepts in line with the overall product strategy for the brand

 

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Responsibilities:

· Stay current on contemporary markets and strong ability to design into trends and target customer needs

· Research relevant lifestyle trends, product trends, color trends, fabric trends and new trims & garment details.

· Creates and updates tech packs in a timely and accurate manner, responsible for sketch page, construction page, and BOMs from proto to production stages

· Presenting concept research and design sketches-based direction from Design Director

· Ability to both take direction and take initiative based on calendar needs

· Ability to source/request fabric and trims with overseas vendors and work with Product Development manager to insure smooth flow of communication and product tracking

· Responsible for setting up all styles in full circle PLM system

· Clear communication with cross-functional teams and outside vendors

· Works with team to assure that design calendar deadlines are met

· Organizing samples, submit binders, and assembling presentation boards as required

· Identifies new product opportunities and provides input to the product strategy for the relevant department

· Collaborates with other designers within the business area and where relevant across the business to share ideas and identify new opportunities

· Develop line sheets including flat sketches in Illustrator

· Strong Photoshop skills to recolor prints and create simple graphics

· Responsible for fitting garments will clear direction on design intent & tracking fit notes for changes

 

Major Responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assist and receive sample shipments and check-in to system daily
  • Maintain and organize all sample racks and label samples accordingly
  • Create and maintain monthly line sheets
  • Set up swatch and print packages
  • Create CADs/Tech Packs/Construction Detail Pages/set up and maintain BOMs
  • Check in samples and blocks into Product Consoles
  • Accurately take notes for Designer in meetings
  • Complete ad-hoc tasks and assignments as directed by management

 

Required Competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Experience in seamless, shapewear, lingerie and knits
  • Strong design talent with ability to understand customer style and designing for margin targets
  • Strong understanding of garment construction
  • Possess ability to sketch and CAD design details and knowledge of garment construction
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills
  • Positive and dependable attitude
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn
  • Flexible and adaptable to a very fast-paced environment
  • Must be able and willing to lift and carry up to 10 lbs.
  • Effective time management and ability to stay organized is a must

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum 2-4 year experience in previous work

Intermediate knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

Advanced visual and written communication skills

Some to advanced knowledge of fabrics across categories

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Degree in Fashion, similar related field

Proficient in Microsoft Office applications & Adobe suite

Proficient knowledge of garment construction and fit

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