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.
Day to day responsibilities of the Associate Designer will include:
-Collaborate in research and development of seasonal trends (Runway, Magazines, Style blogs, ect). Identify key ideas and images for seasonal concept, design and development.
-Collaborate in shopping retail and designer markets to seek new & innovative ideas.
-Independently own (from concept to final product) an entire category with guidance and direction from Designer Director / VP Design.
-Contribute strong and innovative ideas & designs independently.
-Communicates regularly with merchant partners to gather input and share line development direction.
- Assists and supports 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).
-Assists in shopping retail and designer markets to seek new & innovative ideas.
-Assists in product development at all stages under guidance of Senior Designers.
- Creates flat technical Illustrator sketches for Design development tech packs.
.- Participate and attend all fittings until approved fit. Take detailed notes and follow up as needed.
-3-5 +years of full time professional Design experience.
-Bachelor’s degree in Apparel Design with preference of internship in fashion 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.
-Strong communication skills.
-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).