Freelance Apparel Designer

Adecco Staffing is assisting a local client in their search for an experienced Freelance Designer in Fort Myers, FL. This position provides relocation assistance to Fort Myers, FL for the duration of the assignment.

POSITION OBJECTIVE:

This position is responsible for creating and developing product for assigned category or categories from start to finish as well as support the design team to execute the seasonal concept direction, line plan style needs, margin requirements, and completion of product.

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supports design team in creating the product collections at the beginning of each season. Creates new silhouettes for categories within the collections.

Prepares development creative packages under direction of the senior designer and/or designer.

Supports in managing multiple seasons at different stages of development, while understanding the development calendar and ensuring teams are adhering to the T&A.

Creates assortment relevant to brand positioning.

Prepares design tech packs.

Demonstrates the ability to translate design to/for the customer.

Prepares for seasonal product review meetings.

Shops monthly to compile market research to gain understanding of brand and stays abreast of trends both directional and a retail level.

May attend development fit sessions.

May create artwork for embellishments, plaid and stripes.

Other duties as assigned.

Education

Bachelor's degree required; 4 year college degree in Design

QUALIFICATIONS:

3+ years' in the apparel design industry, preferably contemporary market

Outstanding sketching and presentation skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with internal and external partners

Past experience in business/design with solid understanding of details and trim

Excellent silhouette and trend forecasting ability

Strong sense and passion for print, pattern and details that make the brand and product unique

Affinity for working in a team environment

Computer proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator , Excel, and Word; FlexPLM preferred

InDesign and Micrographx experience preferred

Solid understanding of Fit, fabrics, finishes and construction a plus

The ability to create or visualize an idea and produce a design by hand or using CAD a plus

 

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled 

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