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DESIGN ASSISTANT / COORDINATOR

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DESIGN ASSISTANT / COORDINATOR
START DATE: ASAP
CONTRACT: 4 MONTHS (CONTRACT TO HIRE)
LOCATION: NEW YORK, NY
PAY: $16/HOUR

** A FORTUNE 500 FASHION COMPANY IS LOOKING FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL DESIGN ASSISTANT / COORDINATOR **

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Support Designer with initial product concept/research through product delivery
• Create and update fabric trim boards for the season
• Create trend boards for the season
• Communicate with various teams in NYC and overseas to relay design comments including color, styling, and fit
• Attend fit meetings and publish design comments
• Assist in the creation / development of color, yarn, stitch, and pattern
• Oversee inbound and outbound shipping requests and tracking to insure project deadlines are met
• Prototypes: inventory control, transfers, tagging/filing and archiving
• Answer inner department, or vendor, product questions that arise
• Organize online and physical documentation and maintain material libraries
• Approve lab dips, trims, and strike offs to ensure standards are met
• Help to schedule cross functional meetings, update critical dates calendar, and insure all key deadlines are being met
• Communicate approvals with overseas agents and vendors to meet time and action deadlines

REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design
• One plus year experience working in a corporate design environment
• Effective written and verbal communication skills
• Basic knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator
• Basic understanding of garment construction and specs
• Refined design and color sense
• Good time management skills, including the ability to balance and meet the demands of multiple projects
• Concept (hand sketching) and technical (digital) illustration ability

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