Senior Graphic Designer, Women's Apparel

San Francisco, CA
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Meghan Bennett

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Senior Graphic Designer, Women’s Apparel Location: San Francisco, CA ** A FORTUNE 500 FASHION COMPANY IS LOOKING FOR A SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER, WOMEN'S APPAREL TO JOIN THEIR TEAM IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA ** SUMMARY: The purpose of this position is to help lead the design process to yield consumer driven, innovative, and commercially viable products that deliver value and style for the brand as well as sustain the development, evolution and communication of the brand look that supports and deepens the brand value and identity. Contribute to design vision that inspires both global and local creative hubs and brings product to life. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Communicate a clear design point of view and direction attuned to global merchandising and design trends in the global and local marketplace • Contribute to the development of seasonal design platforms and concepts by identifying consumer relevant opportunities through market research • Contribute to the direction of the business by maintaining design vision and formulating original concepts; partner with the innovation satellites in trend scouting • Ensure seasonal collection communicates both big fashion ideas and locally relevant messages that result in a consistent and integrated consumer experience • Understand nuances in both global and local consumer behavior and competitive pressures • Collaborate and influence within and across different parts of the organization • Understanding of broader design trends across multiple categories and disciplines • Execute the design process components to achieve or exceed targets for the seasonal calendar, assortment plan and source location requirements • Sustain effective partnerships with Merchandising, Product Development, and Sourcing to ensure products are engineered to profit and quality/aesthetic goals REQUIREMENTS: • College Degree in design (can include illustration, graphic design, textile design) • Minimum of 7 years design experience, including 3 years as an apparel graphic designer or lead designer in an apparel company setting or design firm • Strong design/drawing/painting skills • Excellent working knowledge of Adobe Suite • Strong team oriented individual with the ability to work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment with changing priorities • Strong written and verbal communication skills • PC/MAC literacy / fluency including Excel and PowerPoint • Knowledge of PLM would be helpful • Primarily works in an office environment • Extensive computer use (min of 6 hour a day) • May require international travel (sitting for extending periods of time)