Knit & Jersey Designer

04 Aug 2022
04 Sep 2022
Contract Type

Who we are

A-COLD-WALL* is the material study of social architecture. Through socially conscious fabric innovation, ACW* seeks to optimize human performance and, by the same stroke, comment on the collective experience. Launched in 2015 by Samuel Ross as a response to the British social climate, ACW* instigates a cultural conversation that celebrates the energy of youth across a range of mediums. Ostensibly a creator of clothing and product, ACW* utilizes multitudinous other disciplines to inhabit the role of curator. Film, music, literature and physical exhibitions give texture through context. With the crucial discussion around class systems absorbed into the very DNA of ACW*, the brand moves into a more rational mode of creation.

What we are looking for

ACW* are seeking an immediate fixed term or freelance Knit & Jersey Designer to join their London based team. This will be a 5-months fixed-term contract.

The successful candidate will be expected to work across RTW jersey and knit product categories from concept and design research to product handover to the development team. This will require strong organisational skills as well as the passion and drive to create innovative, market leading products. This role will report to the Head of Product.

What your day to day will look like

  • Work closely with the design team on seasonal research following the briefs set by the Creative Director
  • Drive product innovation in the knit and jersey product categories through technique, construction and material
  • Translate hand sketches into CAD format through the design development process
  • Maintain design boards through the design process
  • Work alongside the graphics team to design garment and visual application in tandem
  • Create detailed & accurate 2D cad illustrations to progress designs through the full development & manufacturing process
  • On design confirmation set up style tech packs including technical sketches with design and construction details highlighted
  • Create colorway proposals for each style, updating to tech packs once confirmed
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships across the internal creative teams
  • Supporting on special projects, made in house, capsules and collaborations as required

What you need to succeed

  • 4+ years relevant design experience
  • An excellent knowledge of garment construction methods, finishing, wash, dye and printing techniques essential
  • Experience working with factories in Italy, Portugal and FE
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm for fashion and creative industries
  • Team player who takes initiative and can handle fast paced environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and to handle multiple projects.
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English
  • Bi-lingual (English, Italian, French, Mandarin, Portuguese) is a bonus
  • A relevant design qualification to BA (Hons) standard or equivalent
  • Excellent working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)

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