Full-Time / Contract - SENIOR DESIGNER

Venice California
Required Experience: 5 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 4 days ago

Holden is seeking an experienced and passionate Apparel / Outerwear Designer to join our expanding team and business. We are looking for either a full-time, in-house position, OR are open to part-time contractual freelancer’s. The position will be held at Holden’s headquarters in Venice, California.

Holden is a stylish-outerwear brand that has its roots in snow sports and is expanding into the contemporary fashion apparel market. We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Apparel Designer hungry to make an immediate and meaningful impact as we expand our collections for both women and men. You must be a hands-on designer eager to collaborate with a lean and growing team. You must excel in a “non-corporate” and entrepreneurial environment and have high involvement throughout the design process from conception through development.

This candidate should have no less than 5+ years of experience, and must have strong creative skills and a comprehensive understanding of the design and development process. You will be expected to consistently generate exciting ideas and designs. You must have excellent technical skills and superior knowledge of textiles, garment construction, patterns, fit and grading. You must be an expert at generating tech packs and communicating with factories to ensure a final product with excellent quality, style and fit. You will also be responsible for market research in order to identify new trends, materials and techniques.
- Bachelor’s degree in Design, Fashion or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Five plus years’ experience in the design industry and a passion for apparel
- Compelling portfolio that demonstrates your design abilities
- Excited to bring fresh, new ideas to the company
- Extensive technical sketching experience
- Willingness to manage the entire design process
- Superior knowledge of color palettes, textiles, garment construction, patterns, fit and grading
- Familiarity with product costs and impact on design
- Expert tech pack knowledge
- Must be able to work well independently
- Excellent communication, particularly with respect to communicating with overseas factories
- Ability to proactively trouble shoot and solve problems
- Staunch attention to detail and organization
- Must be willing and able to travel both domestically and internationally as needed
- Must be available to work off-hours when deadlines are looming
- Advanced knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
- Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word

To apply, please submit your brief cover letter and resume through Malakye.
Holden offers a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, dental, vision, etc.