Associate Designer Job Description

Associate Designer Job Description

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Associate designer provides direction and guidance to the Technical Design team to ensure accurate execution of requested measurements, quality, construction, and overall fit of Southern Tide apparel products.

Associate Designer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Must have strong working knowledge of weave structures, and how to properly build them in CAD form, using a combination of Kaledo, Illustrator and Photoshop
Pattern, print and waistband development and color-up Using Illustrator/Photoshop
Assist Design Director by developing sketches based on the Design Director’s initial sketches and concepts
Translate abstract concepts into simple and elegant user interfaces
Research inspiration to contribute to key season themes, new construction ideas, and silhouette
Research and Design into seasonal Concept Direction provided by Design Director
Research fabrics and trims to provide raw material direction to R&D
Monitor sales and retail sell-through to determine successes and failures in order to build on knowledge for future seasons
Make hand or digital correction sketch
Written comments

Associate Designer Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Associate Designer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: UX, ASTD, AEM, LUMA, GD&T, CAD, EIT, CFM, FMA, ASID

Education for Associate Designer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the associate designer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Design, Education, Drafting, Technical, Construction, Project Management, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Computer, Computer Aided Drafting

Skills for Associate Designer

Desired skills for associate designer include:

Materials
Construction standards
GIS
Technical codes
ED/SW
MS Office and related systems
ServConn
PassPort
Fit model and standard measurements
Illustrator

Desired experience for associate designer includes:

Determine corrections to achieve fit and document in the PDM technical package incorporating technical sketches, garment construction details, grading, labeling requirements, and ticket placement
Bachelor’s College Degree in Apparel/Fashion Design
Basic technical understanding of apparel design, construction/fabrications
Ability to work on more than one product category
Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast paced/changing environment
Exceptional illustration and sketching skills

Associate Designer Examples

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Associate Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an associate designer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for associate designer
  • To produce CADs and paper dolls using illustrator or Photoshop
  • Work cross channels with Production and Sourcing Teams for follow up and development of new silhouettes, fabric/trims
  • Prepares comments
  • Assists with live model fittings with the Technical designer, Designer, to evaluate the fit and communicate solutions with the vendor
  • File samples in an organized location for easy retrieval/ reference
  • Develop and lead the creation of innovative and engaging game mechanics through iterative prototyping while maintaining PopCap’s high standard of quality
  • Work with the creative director to define the design vision of the game taking in consideration high level creative and business goals
  • Manage designers providing long-term direction, goals, and constructive critiques of their work
  • Provide training, mentoring, guidance and feedback to the design team
  • Grow the design team by screening and bringing in qualified candidates
Qualifications for associate designer
  • Support the Senior Director and Designers to drive and develop seasonal concepts
  • Shop competitive and aspirational retail and trade shows and frequent NY&C stores to best understand trends and concepts
  • Time Management Skills to manage workflow across multiple seasons while staying consistent with design direction and timelines
  • 2-3 years of college experience preferred in Apparel Design and/or Graphic Design
  • College Degree required in Apparel Design and/or Graphic Design
  • BA or BFA in Fashion Design
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Associate Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an associate designer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for associate designer
  • Support Design team in creating Illustrator sketches
  • Create technical flat sketches (CAD) color presentation boards
  • Design interactive HTML5 display creative catered for digital advertising campaigns
  • Work with our digital strategy and paid media teams to develop messaging concepts that align with campaign goals
  • Build multimedia content for paid and organic digital campaigns
  • Work with internal and client teams to create visuals within platform guidelines
  • Study markets, shop retail, and interact with consumers to establish trends
  • Present samples as envisioned
  • Attends fitting sessions with manager
  • Collaborates with Designer/Senior Designer in creating original concepts/designs that fit into the seasonal concepts and brand vision
Qualifications for associate designer
  • Knowledge in technical aspects of construction (e.g., finishes, techniques, fabrics, hardware)
  • At least 2- 3 years in handbag design
  • Must be flexible to meet demands of deadlines
  • Basic understanding of grading
  • Flexible and adaptive to a multi- tasked environment
  • General working knowledge of Kaledo & InDesign preferred
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Associate Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of associate 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 associate designer
  • Communication of design solutions with internal design teams
  • Create documentation of design assets for various projects
  • Comprehend and help execute design strategies
  • Manage creative activities for assigned tasks
  • Technical packages
  • Concept research and preparation of mood boards
  • Ensure quality and delivery expectations by following the product development calendar
  • Maintain awareness of outdoor industry and competition
  • Maintain all records of archives in print books, hard drive and design server
  • Create mill cards for each season on all prints
Qualifications for associate designer
  • Must have a great sense for what makes a game, level, or system fun to play
  • Experience with multiple game editors and development tools with heavy emphasis on the StarCraft II editor or related RTS game tools
  • Advanced mathematical and analysis skills a plus
  • Experience balancing game systems is a plus
  • Pattern knowledge
  • Knowledge of the wash/dye process, embellishments and different fabrics
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Associate Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of associate designer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for associate designer
  • Working with in-house prototype shop and outside vendors to ensure manufacturability
  • Interact with engineering, manufacturing and quality personnel to complete required tasks
  • Research “Smart Home” and alternative markets to understand competition, trends (CMF), and technology
  • Participate in user observation, interviews, testing and help synthesize information into insights
  • Support all phases of the design process across multiple product categories
  • Positively contribute in design reviews and other team-wide design efforts
  • Collaborate with product management and engineering to maintain design intent
  • Create storyboards to help communicate product experiences that blend the digital with the physical
  • Drive design thinking from concept, prototyping and testing to implementation and delivery
  • Produce best-in-class UX design artifacts—including, but not limited to interaction flows, wireframes, and interactive prototypes—to produce elegant and simple user interfaces
Qualifications for associate designer
  • AS or BA Degree from any art and design college
  • 1+ years of web experience and formal design training
  • Able to communicate effectively with regards to design ideas and implementation, on a technical level with engineers
  • Previous experience on a console or iOS game desired but not required
  • Work experience or school/training with the Unreal Editor
  • Basic knowledge of spreadsheets
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Associate Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of associate 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 associate designer
  • Assign fit block specifications to the style level to achieve fit expectations
  • Analyze returns data, share necessary findings/analysis with cross-functional team members
  • Aid in resolution of failed audits and quality issues with vendors
  • Observes and assists with fit process
  • Participate in fit sessions and accurately communicate fit corrections of assigned product area
  • Work with designer on artwork placement and sizing
  • Maintain and update fit tracking daily indicating the approval status of silos
  • Assist team in maintaining a library of patterns and blocks
  • Providing design support to the Art Director and franchise design team as needed
  • Managing the Franchise design team contracts
Qualifications for associate designer
  • Personal communication skills
  • 3-5+ years experience in non-leather accessories design
  • A creative mind with incredible attention to detail – pixel perfect standards
  • Ability to design to a specific brief, SKU plan and in line with the brand’s aesthetic
  • Sketching skills
  • Ability to use computer design packages

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