Assistant Designer Knits

US-NY-New York
2017-1150
Category (Portal Searching)
Design

Overview

A Brand That's What's Now

Express is the sexy, sophisticated lifestyle fashion brand for every occasion: work, weekends, or nights on the town.  Our brand is what's new and what's now for young fashion-forward men and women.  We have more than 600 retail and outlet stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as franchise stores in Latin America.  We also have a best-in-class online/mobile shopping experience at www.express.com that allows our customers to shop whenever and wherever they like.  

 

A Workplace To Match

We think you'll like it here. 

Our recently renovated, 3-story Design Studio is located in the heart of Manhattan!  We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, a generous associate discount, casual work environment, and the opportunity to connect and engage with some of the smartest, most passionate individuals in the apparel fashion business today. 

Responsibilities

The Assistant Designer, Women's Cut&Sew Knits will be in charge of the following:

 -Assist and support Design team in development and innovation of ideas and trends that support Express brand. Participate in research and development of seasonal trends (Runway, Magazines, Style blogs, ect).
-Assist in shopping retail and designer markets to seek new & innovative ideas.
-Assist in product development at all stages under guidance of Senior Designers.
 -Assist the Designer in sketching & developing to the product category he / she is assigned to.
-Create flat technical Illustrator sketches for Design development tech packs.
-Create Design development tech pack components accurately. Modify and update information as necessary throughout development cycle.
-Communicate(s) on daily basis with cross-functional teams & overseas offices to assist in workload and deliverables.
-Organize and updates Design sketch boards for use and reference at all times. Maintain all current design information: color, prints, trims, reference tears, ect.
-Participate and attend all fittings until approved fit. Take detailed notes and follow up as needed.
-Help maintain organizational support to the team. Document and preserve all illustrations, design layouts, and design development information for future reference.
-Prepare line and presentation materials for weekly and milestone meetings: line sheets, print boards, fabric boards, sketch boards, research boards, and garment samples.
-Work with greater design team in other categories to support larger design direction goals & objectives.
-Adhere to seasonal time and action calendar to meet all deliverables.

JOB REQUIRMENTS:
-Bachelor’s degree in Apparel Design with preference of internship in Accessories design
-Eye for “Express “ brand. Excellent design and sketching skills. Strong fashion and creative ability. Keen trend awareness.
-Strong organizational skills & ability to manage multiple tasks.
-Ability to anticipate next.
-Ability to work well with multiple team members: Positive Team player attitude.
-Punctuality & dependable attendance.
-Proficiency in: WebPDM, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop , Windows (Outlook / Word / Excel).

Closing

As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class.  Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.
 
 
Notification to Agencies: Please note that Express does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.

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