Design & Production Assistant

Brooklyn, New York
18 May 2022
18 Jun 2022
Design & Production Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time

Merlette New York, a Brooklyn-based luxury womenswear brand is looking for a talented and motivated Design & Production Assistant. This is an opportunity with a fast-growing luxury fashion business with opportunity for growth.

This position is full-time and will be based in Merlette’s Brooklyn studio and will report to the Director of Design & Production.




  • Create and update technical sketches
  • Participate in fittings and maintain archive of all fit photos
  • Prepare previous fit notes, samples and product specification sheets before each fitting
  • Create color/ material mock ups by sku for sms allocation
  • Create and maintain updated design linesheet
  • Manage style and BOM entry in Apparel Magic
  • Create factory sample orders
  • Prepare design boards and assist in design research seasonally Track sample packages internationally
  • Manage an organized system of Photoshoot and SMS samples Assist in sourcing fabrics, trims, notions and supplies as needed Maintain an organized fabric, embroideries, and trims library
  • Support day-to-day design functions Participate in weekly WIP calls for Photoshoot and SMS progress



  • Keep production files updated and assist with all administrative tasks
  • Creation of style codes and UPC codes seasonally, and upload to Apparel Magic
  • Creation of UPC charts for factories Manage an organized system of PP and TOP samples
  • Update pricing and factory information in Apparel Magic Prepare costing excel sheets seasonally with new styles
  • Run production orders and reports Keep an organized file of approved bulk fabric swatches, embroideries trims and notions
  • Participate in weekly WIP calls for Production  

The ideal candidate has:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design
  • 1-2 years’ experience in fashion development, design, or production
  • High proficiency in Adobe Illustrator is required
  • Adobe Photoshop basic skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite and strong Excel proficiency
  • Required Knowledge in draping, pattern making, sketching, and technical flats
  • Excellent organization skills with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Able to work in a fluid, fast-paced environment
  • Very methodical and accurate with the ability to work to set deadlines
  • Self-motivated with excellent use of initiative
  • Excellent time management skills with extreme attention to product detail
  • Strong communication and follow-up skills
  • Eagerness to learn and grow

Must be a US Citizen to apply. 



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