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Company:  Madewell
Location: 

New York, NY, US, 10281

Date:  Nov 15, 2022

Senior Designer - Handbags

 

Min: $94,400 - Max: $141,600 

 

 

Title:                Senior Designer: Bags and Small leather goods

Reports to:        Sr. Design Director

 

Overview:         Manage seasonal product design execution to achieve overall creative and business objectives. 

 

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and unify creative execution of product.
  • Manage creative and technical development of product within merchandise assortment strategy.
  • Research seasonal trends, themes, color, raw materials and styling. 
  • Collaborate with Merchandising, Production and Technical Design to achieve product execution and maintain design integrity.
  • Conduct fittings.
  • Create design cards for first protos, including measurements and construction details.
  • Develop and counter source yarn/fabric and trim with production and suppliers.
  • Approval of lab dips and fabric/yarn submits.
  • Overseas travel for trade exhibitions, design research, and to supervise product development.

 

 

Qualifications

  • 6-8 years Design experience
  • High taste level and creative ability
  • Ability to manage, coach and develop others
  • Working knowledge of bag construction and pattern making
  • Knowledge of leather and materials
  • Ability to conduct color/print research
  • Knowledge of seasonal silhouette and color trends
  • Strong illustration/presentation skills
  • Understanding of J. Crew Brand, ability to implement into design
  • Proven ability to research and apply market/fashion trend information
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Detail oriented, good follow through
  • Strong organizational, communication and written skills
  • Help in implementing new Sustainability initiatives
  • Proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • BA Fashion Design

 

 

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We are committed to affirmatively providing equal opportunity to all associates and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, legally protected physical or mental disability or any other basis protected under applicable law.


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