Associate Designer, Handbags and Accessories

Adecco Creative is currently supporting a major fashion brand recruit for a freelance Accessories Design Associate in Manhattan. As the Design Associate, you will contribute to the collaborative design process for the handbags category, partnering closely with the entire team from concept through development.
 

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Design to...

  • Partner with Design team to create and refine seasonal designs from conception to first prototype, from seasonal concept brainstorming to developing color palettes, materials, and hardware.
  • Responsible for upholding design integrity throughout the entire development process from concept through engineering and commercialization.
  • Build design presentation boards that represent the brand aesthetic and creative vision.
  • Create design flats using Adobe Illustrator and assist in spec drawings.
  • Partner with cross-functional partners throughout the product development process. Responsible for completing hardware cards, samples, and ensuring the coordination of raw materials for sample development.
  • Manage Design Cards from start to finish, including changes to be delivered to Product Development; ensure all prototypes are available for product presentation.


The accomplished individual will possess...

  • Must be organized with the ability to handle multiple priorities at once.
  • Must be flexible with the ability to self-manage.
  • Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be a collaborative, team player with great initiative.


An outstanding professional will have...

  • Bachelor’s degree in Design or related field
  • 2-4 years of experience in handbag or related product design
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Hand sketching ability, including flat sketching
  • Strong color sense
Fashion/luxury brand experience, a plus

 

  • Apply with Adecco

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