Accessory Designer Job Description

Accessory Designer Job Description

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Accessory designer provides support to Engineering, Manufacturing and R&D in plastics engineering, injection mold design/construction and injection mold processing.

Accessory Designer Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective accessory designer job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included accessory designer job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Managers prototype/technical design through final sample approvals and ensures design specifications and product visions are met
Work with the Design, Merchandising, and Product Development teams to design compelling and market relevant apparel, accessory and print pattern that addresses brand promise of comfort, fit and durability, is on margin target and address the needs of the product brief
Meet budget and time commitments without compromising design excellence
Lead the design and development of new products
Initiates and manages the design, artwork, creation, comp sheets, and research for the accessory category
Proficient in Design Standards and Best Practices
Demonstrates application of design operations and processes (Standard modeling, Clearance Analysis)
Applies manufacturing best practices, Design For Assembly/Servise and integration knowledge to parts and subsystem designs
Facilitates and participates in Design Reviews that include scheduled and informal workstation reviews, as required
Independently integrates component subsystem design into systems

Accessory Designer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Accessory Designer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the accessory designer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Design, Textile Design, Illustration, Graduate, Education, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Product Design

Skills for Accessory Designer

Desired skills for accessory designer include:

Especially in plastics and injection molding
Industry resources
Surfacing modelling
Various production techniques
Adobe Illustrator and Web PDM
Color trending and graphic development
Design
Development and manufacturing processes
Fashion
Fashion and solid understanding the Millennial Female consumer

Desired experience for accessory designer includes:

Ensure that product is consistent with market trends business strategy
Must be proficient in Photoshop and Illustrator
A thorough understanding of textile construction, color and printing techniques
Able to interpret trends and translate them to our customer
CAD experience is preferred
Develop seasonal product with a focus on style, fit and fabric

Accessory Designer Examples

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Accessory Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an accessory designer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for accessory designer
  • Stays informed on our brand athletes, reviews and consumer feedback to help inform design execution
  • Adapt designs based on feedback and incorporating for finalization
  • Draw CADS quickly and accurately in Illustrator when provided with a hand drawn sketch (scan, lock, and trace the drawing with the pen tool)
  • Manipulate CAD drawings in Illustrator when not provided with a sketch (i.e., add a detachable handle, change construction)
  • Proofread and cross-reference information from multiple sources in and for Tech packs
  • Make swatches in Photoshop by scanning in raw material, making a repeat in either Photoshop or Illustrator and color match the swatches to palette
  • Adust to and keep up with constantly evolving product
  • Establish creative direction for accessories (hats, gloves, scarves, and small leather goods)
  • Collaborates with merchandising to ensure product concepts are on track and appropriate to meet financial targets
  • Collaborate and partner with licensing
Qualifications for accessory designer
  • Expertise illustrator
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Web PDM
  • PDF portfolio
  • Previous experience Graphic Design
  • Background specializing in Handbags
  • Can create thorough pitch sheets to makers
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Accessory Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an accessory designer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for accessory designer
  • Develops, refines, and finalizes Criteria and Typical Sections
  • Develops Standard Modeling Methods for their SMT area
  • Documents and maintains material, mass, and other part specifications within the Math file
  • Supports CAE with studies to improve designs
  • Completes, analyzes and applies NX Analysis results to solution set for their subsystem / components
  • Knowledge of the Global Vehicle Development Process and the math fidelity for each cycle
  • Performs appropriate studies/alternatives and provides recommendations for program direction
  • Supports lessons learned through updating best practices and learning sessions with other Designers
  • Creates math data (models) of advanced, complex components, systems and subsystems
  • Releases system/subsystem to meet GVDP requirements with quality, on time
Qualifications for accessory designer
  • Understands pricing targets and tweaks necessary to reach target FOB
  • Factory and Buyer relationships are a plus
  • Be able to pull trend and work into forward thinking ideas to present to a customer
  • Create trend packs for the upcoming season
  • A minimum of 5 years of accessory design experience
  • Experience working with licensing teams preferred
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Accessory Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of accessory designer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for accessory designer
  • Show up to meetings ready with research in hand
  • Become comfortable with the pitch
  • Become an expert in all things Smartwool—from culture to community to fabric to Merino sheep
  • Be an advocate for our values and the creative vision process—enjoy and contribute to the rich culture of Smartwool
  • Try until it is right
  • Be a bridge for all teams
  • Listen and support others in an appropriate manner
  • Can apply constructive criticism to own work and help hone the work from the team
  • Looks for opportunities to inspire creative thinking within the brand
  • Has a growth mindset and can learn from success and failure
Qualifications for accessory designer
  • Strong interest in motorcycling
  • Demonstrated knowledge of prototype/technical design process, flat sketches, trends, and specs for fitting
  • Understands key business drivers such as design, brand integrity, market research, technology, and product knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a group and/or team
  • Highly detail oriented with the ability to manage and execute upon multiple projects and timelines using varied resources
  • Bachelor’s degree in Product Design, Mechanical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering Technology
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Accessory Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of accessory designer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for accessory designer
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently to solve highly complex problems and lead teams to consensus when needed
  • Proficient understanding of Specification and Release terms and systems
  • Accessory/Front and Rear Closure experience
  • 5+years of experience in apparel and accessory design
Qualifications for accessory designer
  • 2+ years of experience in product design or a related field
  • Proficient skill set in GM CAD, math release process, specifications, and data management
  • Working knowledge of CAE and eGD&T
  • Very knowledgeable of product design concepts and manufacturing processes
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing processes of supported SMT
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Software and Vis Mockup

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