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Design Assistant

Employer
Strathberry
Location
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
Salary
Competitive, depending on experience
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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About us:

Proudly Scottish at heart, but with a keen international outlook, Strathberry creates unique luxury pieces, handcrafted in Spain using only the very finest quality leathers and finishes. Known for its instantly recognisable bar closure and minimalist design aesthetic, Strathberry’s elegant lines and exceptional attention to detail have led to a global following.

The brand is stocked in over 33 retailers worldwide, with flagship stores in London and Edinburgh. With new investment in place to accelerate the next phase of expansion, there has never been a better time to join this dynamic business.

About the role:

We are looking for a talented, passionate and highly motivated Design Assistant to join our close-knit design team in Edinburgh. Reporting into the Senior Designer, this is an exciting opportunity to further your hands-on design experience working within a dynamic and fast-paced environment, to support the full development of a collection from concept/research stages to final sample development.

Please note: this role is based in Edinburgh and will require the successful candidate to work from our Head Office in the City Centre.

Your key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing sketches and specifications in line with a set design brief to create a capsule collection from start to finish.
  • Collecting mood board inspiration which is aligned with the brand, and contributing ideas at the weekly design meeting.
  • Producing boards for the season and ensuring they are up to date prior to sign off.
  • Researching market trends.
  • Creating tech packs and artworking prints on Adobe Illustrator to send to factories.
  • Organising and expediting timely arrival of prototypes and photo samples
  • Working with colleagues to create the product lookbook
  • Assisting the Product Development Manager and other team members in the design of seasonal collections
  • Other ad hoc administrative duties to support the Design team

About you:

As a star candidate for this role, you should be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • At least 6 months’ experience within a design-focussed role (essential)
  • Be studying or have recently completed a design or development-focused degree (highly desirable)
  • Strong working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, for the purpose of creating mockups, and Adobe Illustrator for creating tech packs
  • Excellent computer skills, including CAD and Photoshop
  • Passion for, and practical knowledge of, materials and processes, including leather, hardware, exotics, digital and silkscreen printing, hand-painting, customization, laser cutting, foil blocking and marquetry
  • Confident communicator
  • Highly organised, proactive, and able to take the initiative.
  • Professional and good time-management
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and work to multiple deadlines.
  • Trend-focused with an eye for detail.

To apply, please submit your CV and send over some examples of your work/portfolio.

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