Sr Menswear Designer (Part - Time)

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Job title

Sr Menswear Designer (Part - Time), Spoke

Location

Richmond, London, United Kingdom

Level

Manager

Function

Design (Garments & Accessories)

Posted

Contract

Part-time, 40K - 50K

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Job Description

This is an unusual opportunity to be part of an exciting growth story. We’re onto something at SPOKE - we’ve grown 5x in 2016 - and we know that building and burnishing our range with clear and striking design handwriting will be a big part of our continuing success.

We are looking for someone to spend 1-2 days per week working for SPOKE, on a continuous basis. This would suit a freelancer who is looking to give themselves a regular and reliable baseline of work.

As our Designer, you will:

  • develop visual ideas and concepts for the SPOKE range, carrying these ideas from mood boards and colour palettes to final garments, and delivering across a broad range of categories
  • develop our range’s handwriting coherently and consistently (working from brand and merchandising guidelines)
  • plan and develop seasonal ranges and continuously update and improve existing ranges
  • Partner with Product Development and Production to ensure successful execution of design ideas

To apply, please send a portfolio of your work, focusing on pieces that are relevant to the job description we’ve laid out. Please be sure to include a short cover note explaining why you think you’d enjoy this role.

The Ideal Candidate

  • The ability to originate striking visual ideas within a brand and commercial framework
  • A good, intuitive understanding of Jack, our 25-45 graduate / professional customer
  • Strong manufacturing and design network
  • Design degree, with 5+ years professional experience
  • Previous tailoring or trouser experience
  • Proficiency in CAD / Indesign / Illustrator
  • Experience of PLM/CIMS programs a plus

Language skills

  1. English, Full professional proficiency

About Us

We truly obsess over our trousers. But this isn't about the strides. We have a bigger plan. We’re using e-commerce to build a better menswear brand.

The high street lets us down. Most men don’t want to trawl a 300 piece collection for disposable fashion that changes every 12 weeks. They want a few simple things, done properly.

By selling direct to our customer, we can offer a focused edit, a sharper fit and quality you can really feel - all at a sane price.

We launched in February 2014 and we’ve grown more than 5x in 2016. We make a beautiful product, and we’ve gathered many thousands of happy customers. Almost half of them have already come back for more.

We’ve been backed by great investors, and a handful of inspired Angels, including an ex-director of ASOS.

We’re in that sweet spot: motoring along, yet still young enough that your impact will be felt every day.

We’re building a world-class team - so don’t join a big brand, come and build one.

You’ll point to SPOKE and say, ‘I did that’. And it will feel great.