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Job Title
ASSOCIATE DESIGNER
Location
New York, New York
Country
United States
Region
NY Metro
Reference Number
1582
Position type
Permanent
Category
Apparel
Job Function
Design - Fashion / Product
Experience level
Mid to Senior Level
Education level
Bachelor's Degree

ASSOCIATE DESIGNER

Specific Responsibilities:

We are a high growth business unit within Li & Fung, a leading consumer goods design, development, sourcing, and logistics company for major retailers and brands worldwide. We work with a wide range of North American customers, from mass market retailers to department and specialty stores. We specialize in outerwear, swim and activewear in all genders.  We are looking for an Associate Designer who is enthusiastic about working in a fast paced and highly entrepreneurial environment to join our team.

Key Activities

  • Report to Senior Director of Design
  • Print Development – Create original trend forward print collections and graphics
  • Fabric Development – Research and develop fabric textures and techniques
  • Conduct seasonal trend research, customer competitive analysis
  • Build presentation boards, mock ups, inspirational photos for customer meetings
  • Follow through design & development process from concept to product completion
  • Allocate and prioritize design tasks and projects based around deadlines

Traits we are looking for

  • Tech savvy & loves social media
  • Desire to stay ahead and adapt to different design techniques / technology
  • Love to present and propose new ideas
  • Treat deadlines seriously and ability to work in collaboration with others to meet deadlines and deliverables
  • Attention to detail
  • Enjoy working in multi-national and multi-cultural environment (including counterparts in Asia)
  • Empathy – understanding from others’ perspective (in particular, customer perspective
Skills and Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design
  • Experience in outerwear and swim in multiple gender groups
  • Advanced proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Plaid CAD programs (PC based)
  • Working proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Experience or knowledge with 3D design environment (Browzwear, Optitex, Clo) is a plus
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