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.
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, generous associate discount, casual work environment, and the opportunity to connect and engage with some of the smartest, most passionate individuals in the fashion business. We're always looking for talented leaders at all levels to join our team; if this sounds like you, we'd love to chat!
EXPRESS is looking for an Associate Designer to join our Women's wovens team! This associate will focus on W's denim, shorts, skirts and casual jackets. 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.
- candidate MUST have at least 3-5 +years of full time professional Design experience. with a focus on W's wovens
-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).
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.