Design Development Assistant

Adecco Creative is assisting ANN INC in their search for a freelance Assistant Designer for Design Development.This person will act as a liaison between the Design, Merchandising and Product Development teams while supporting the Manager with seasonal development. They will assist in ensuring the aesthetic design, color inspiration, print direction and trims are translated into production ready standards. Supports the Product Life Cycle (PLC) to ensure the product integrity standards, quality, on time delivery and best business practices are achieved. Demonstrates a passion for the business and champions the company's values by maintaining effective collaborative relationships.

Design Development Responsibilities:

  • Work with Manager to finalize seasonal trend boards.
  • Shop the market for inspiration/new development bodies.
  • Assist in building and updating seasonal print boards.
  • Sketch Illustrator flats of styles being put into development.
  • Prepare print development packages, including cad/placement/technique requirements.
  • Responsible for communication with vendors, merchants and the production team in all aspects of style development.
  • Co-ordinate with Manager, Merchants and Production on approvals, corrections, updates and changes throughout the season
  • Accountable for making timely approvals on strike-offs, embroideries, yarn dyes and trims.
  • Maintain and update color palettes throughout the season and responsible for communicating changes to Merchants and Product Development teams.
  • Keep the style sheets updated with necessary design information
  • Adhere to PLC calendar and deadlines.

Position Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of study and a minimum 2-3 years experience.
  • Experience with prints, color matching, creation of colorways and color/strikeoff approvals.
  • Must possess a brand appropriate design aesthetic and the ability to translate the silhouette and color/print into production ready standards.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Ability to sketch flats in Adobe Illustrator
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.

  • Apply with Adecco

Reference number US_EN_99_172111_469423