Cut & Sew, Menswear Design Intern

Location
New York City, New York (US)
Posted
10 May 2022
Closes
10 Jun 2022
Level
Intern

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Cut & Sew, Menswear Design Intern will work directly with the Junior Designers, Director, and Product Development to assist in the design process across multiple categories. The Cut & Sew, Menswear Design Intern will balance creative tasks with basic maintenance and organization of the Unisex/Mens/Cut&Sew/Print&Graphics departments.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Cut & Sew, Menswear Design Intern will support the Associate Designer, Designer, and Director in the following areas:

  • Assist in creating Photoshop sketches, garment construction and silhouette proposals.
  • Coordinate and establish all SMS reference swatches, colorways and standards.
  • Assist design team to develop, coordinate, track and follow-up with print, wash and special technique development both domestically and overseas.
  • Assist design team with CADs of prints and graphics.
  • Coordinate and track all vintage / archive samples and swatch rentals while managing the vintage log.
  • Research together with the design team at the library, archives and vintage resources to contribute to presentations.
  • Participate and take notes in all design meetings.
  • Attend, participate and take notes at all proto sample and SMS fittings.
  • Prepare and track in house samples for styling, line review and market.
  • Assist team to update and maintain presentation boards.
  • Update flat sketches, artworks, swatches, fit photos, inspiration photos and SMS colorway samples (either swatches or CAD representations).
  • Assist team to maintain thumbnails.
  • Contribute design details to seasonal Product Knowledge Book.
  • Organize and maintain wash library.
  • Pickup daily parcels, organize and maintain workspaces, coordinate off-site trips, update sketches for RLM input, coordinate reference draping, coordinate swatch making, coordinate construction reference swatches.
  • Assist technical design team with development tech packs during peak crunch-time.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in Fashion Design.
  • 0 – 1 year of experience, or strong internship experience.
  • Ability to hand sketch. Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Adobe Photoshop, and Illustrator.
  • Experience with InDesign a plus, but not required.
  • Proficient sewing skills.
  • Sense of color and print.
  • Basic understanding of technical packages.
  • Strong time management, ability to prioritize multiple deadlines.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.