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Assistant Designer- Handbags

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ASSISTANT HANDBAG DESIGNER
START DATE: 6/20/16
CONTRACT: 3 MONTHS
LOCATION: NEW YORK, NY
PAY: $28-$30/hr

**A MAJOR LUXURY RETAILER IS LOOKING FOR AN ASSISTANT HANDBAG DESIGNER TO JOIN THEIR TEAM!**

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Individual contributor responsible for assisting with the creation of commercially viable product designs across collections and owning a low volume category.
• Coordinate and deliver brand-right designs that tie back to the overall concept and business strategy; encompassing style, color/print, fit and fabric for new/existing product lines.
• Applies a solid working knowledge of fashion trends and consumer needs to product designs.
• Takes direction under moderate supervision, exercising a minimal degree of scope/decision making.
• Assists in the creation of brand-right, commercial designs that reflect the conceptual direction/business strategy.
• Develop seasonal product with a focus on style, fit and fabric.
• Deliver design sketches/prototypes and provide specifications.
• Adapt designs based on feedback, incorporating for finalization.
• Apply processes to understand/anticipate the needs of the customer in order to exceed customer expectations and readily react to their needs.
• Utilize resources in sourcing new ideas, both internally and externally, and stay up to date on competitor research/trend analysis.
• Prepare materials for meetings and presentations and coordinate logistics.
• Build and maintain effective relations with key partners.
• Meet budget and time commitments without compromising design excellence.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor's degree in Design or equivalent experience.
• 1+ years of design experience in a comparable retail environment.
• Have proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Web pdm and Building technical specs.
• Exceptional talent with a commercial fashion eye and detail in product styling/performance.
• Collaborative partner with a team-oriented approach.
• Highly motivated, passionate and results oriented.
• Solid communication and presentation skills.

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