Designer, Handbags

Recruiter
Mac Duggal
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Posted
21 Jul 2022
Closes
21 Aug 2022
Level
Manager
Contract Type
Contract

JOB SUMMARY

The Handbag Designer will initiate concepts each season that are fashion driven and reflective of the creative vision at  Mac Duggal. The candidate must be organized & detail oriented, proactive and adaptable to shifting priorities. The Designer will be a part of a dynamic, creative environment where they will collaborate with talented designers and cross-functional partners in the business.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create seasonal design boards and keep up to date throughout the season(s)
  • Create and update sketches and boards as the design and development progresses
  • Collect, track and ensure all information is compiled and easily accessible related to each style
  • Sketch real size sketches and details construction by using illustrator for tech packs
  • Color cads using Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Assist in showroom samples alterations
  • Take notes on updates to design/sketch during meetings
  • Organize and prepare samples and protos for review
  • Conduct design research to support in the creation of new ideas, techniques etc.

 

EDUCATION & PRIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED

  • Degree in Fashion Design or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 5 years of footwear design experience working for a luxury brand
  • Must provide digital portfolio of work
  • Strong working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to sketch both technical drawings and freeform renderings
  • Experience developing product directly with factories; understanding of development from concept through engineering
  • Understanding of materials, hardware, leather, and footwear construction required
  • Must be able to build all tech packs and pass specs in a detailed, organized and clear manner for factory prototype sample making