Handbag Design Assistant

Primary Purpose:  Adecco Creative is currently assisting a major affordable luxury brand recruit for a freelance Handbag Design Assistant in Manhattan. As the Handbag Design Assistant, you will contribute to the collaborative design process for the handbag category, partnering closely with the entire team from concept through development. By utilizing your artistic talent, CAD & graphic skills, you will bring flat sketches to life with color and texture.


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

  • Partner with Design team to execute seasonal design concepts from conception to first prototype.
  • Participate in the research and development of seasonal trends.
  • Develop new silhouettes, sketching ideas both by hand and computer.
  • Work with teams to coordinate seasonal concepts, materials, and hardware.
  • Produce and edit computer generated sketches in multiple colorways, materials and sizes.
  • Liaise with cross-functional partners in the product development process. Responsible for completing all hardware cards, tracking samples, and ensuring the coordination of raw materials for sample development
  • Assist in spec drawings.
  • Organize presentation boards and assist in the preparation of meetings.
  • Responsible for timeline adherence; ensure all Design Cards are completed accurately and delivered to Product Development in a timely manner; ensure all prototypes are available for product presentation.


The accomplished individual will possess...

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


An outstanding professional will have...

  • Bachelor’s degree with 0-1 year of experience in handbag or related accessory design
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Strong hand sketching ability, including flat sketching
  • Strong color sense
  • Fashion/luxury brand experience, a plus

  • Apply with Adecco

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