ASSISTANT DESIGNER, RLX, OUTERWEAR
Ralph Lauren Digital - New York, NY

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Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For more than 44 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets.

Purpose and Scope : Assist the Design Director in the daily functions of the department by participating in all phases of the design development process for Men’s RLX Golf and Men’s and Women’s RLX Outerwear as directed by Senior Director: from initial concept to actual production, communicating with all necessary departments.
Responsibilities :
  • Detail view and sketches as advised by designer.
  • Sketch modification/updates after design review in fittings.
  • Pull research and trim options for design selection.
  • Follow up for trim approvals with trim department.
  • Facilitate fabric hand-off to product development and fabric departments.
  • Help coordinate fabric testing, sample, proto yardages and logo testing yardages as required.
  • Facilitate logo hand-offs to product development and logo departments.
  • Attach logo pages into WebPDM.
  • Assisting designer with the preparation of pre-fit samples, taping, sketching, etc.
  • Creation and maintenance of accurate stats and design boards.
  • Creation of design boards including mock ups, reference garments, fabrics, trims as necessary.
  • Attend to all design meetings as directed.
  • Responsible to take detailed meeting notes as these changes will need to be reflected on board updates.
  • Help design director to prepare design room used for rig presentations: prepare mock-ups, color-ups, inspiration as needed and retrieve all items back once room will be dismantled.

Job Requirements :
  • Strong communication and sketching skills.

  • Must have high level of computer proficiency: Illustrator, Photoshop and Excel. 3D experience a plus.
  • Able to work well with others to build a solid, positive work environment.
  • Design Education a must. Preferably bachelors degree in design.

Ralph Lauren is an equal opportunity employer. We offer dynamic career opportunities with growth potential and a generous company discount.