Apparel Designer

Huntington Beach California
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 2 days ago
Job Description
SUMMARY:
This position requires a creative individual with a strong background in and knowledge of all apparel categories with a strong eye for brand-right silhouettes, fabrics, and color.  This individual will be responsible for hands-on designing of various categories.  This position will also work closely with the Design Director on seasonal themes and color stories, acting as a lead role in the department when Director is not available.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Design for various categories
Concepting initial mood, print and color direction with Design Director
Researching trend direction and market analysis for appropriate categories
Illustrate, color and spec original garments within multiple categories that reflect the brand’s direction as well as fulfilling merchandising & business needs
Creation and maintenance of highly organized and fully detailed tech packs
Conceptualization and composition of original yardage artwork/patterns, trimmings, embellishments, etc. as needed
Adherence to various deadlines across multiple seasons in differing stages of development, while also understanding the needs of sales, pricing, style count against the calendar
Comment on lab dips, strike offs, protos, etc., in a timely manner
Supervise fit sessions and compile/compose concise notes to be communicated to development/production teams, prepare visual comments for factory
Domestic and International travel required for inspiration and global meetings
Partner in fostering growth of, quality of work, and cohesive output of design team in absence of Design Director
Work hand in hand with merchandising, technical department, and product development to achieve the best possible product each season
Design into identified opportunities as architected in the range as well as bring consumer relevant ideas and concepts to the table.
Design into targeted price-points, categories and silhouettes in accordance margin requirements
Work closely with development in reviewing prototypes and submits for approval for all categories from design concept to production.
Ensure that all design, artwork, prints, and fabrics for sourcing are sent in correct format with all correct information to suppliers
Assist in PLM management including style set-up for all styles and trims by creating and maintaining BOM’s, updating style information and changes as necessary, all sample comments, and approvals.
 
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS/EDUCATION:
Minimum 7 years in an Apparel Design role
Design degree preferred
Expertise in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop
Experience with yardage patterns and print processes (repeats, engineers, etc.)
Strong knowledge of fabric weaves, contents/weights, finishing techniques
Strong knowledge of apparel construction, fits, costing
Positive attitude, attention to detail, prioritization skills, and articulate communication skills
Proven ability to work well both independently and collaboratively, have excellent follow through skills and self-initiative.