Fashion Designer (600001754) - El Segundo, CA
Aquent - El Segundo, CA

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PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Designer is responsible for generating innovative, creative, and complete product concepts based on direction given by Design management and / or strategic criteria determined by Design, Marketing, and Executive management. This is accomplished through the rendering of 2-D B-sheets (Illustrations) and / or complete 3-D preliminary models that fully express all aspects of the product concept/s working within established guidelines.

KEY RESULTS AREAS

With direction and support of a manager:
1. Generate creative concepts and translate into complete 3-D products; this includes presentations of concepts to Design, Marketing, and Executive management.
2. Participate in the creation of 2-D and 3-D preliminary models; this includes creating the materials required for proper presentation of product. (IE: textiles, miniatures, creative solutions to new parts, etc...)
3. Participate in the early stages of product development to insure that product can be 1) manufactured and 2) within cost and target profit margins.
4. Support the on going development of the product as required.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

With direction and support of a manager:
  • Generate creative product concepts per direction from Design management and / or strategic criteria determined by Design, Marketing, and Executive management.
  • Render 2-D and 3-D preliminary models of complete product concepts for presentation to Design, Marketing, and Executive management; this includes working with the Textile Designer/s, Patternmaker/s and Sample Maker/s, Model Maker/s, Engineer/s, and Development Designer/s.
  • Partner with Development Designer/s and Cost Engineering to insure adherence to cost / target profit margin goals.
  • Effectively participate in the early development phase of the product from Design Start through Executive Approval (EA); this includes providing certain information and tangible items required for the creation of Development Start Package/s.
  • Continue to support the on going development of the product as necessary from EA through Production Pilot (PP).
EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • 2+ Years Professional Experience
  • Professional experience in same or related industries: Toy Industry, Fashion Industry, Consumer Goods, etc.
  • Passion and understanding of teen and tween fashion trends.
  • Developed knowledge of various raw materials; textiles, plastics, etc...
  • Developed knowledge of the manufacturing process
  • Developed knowledge / awareness of costing principles
  • Computer Skills: General (IE: Word Processing) are required and others are considered a plus.
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:
  • Artistic
  • Self-Motivated
  • Sense of Urgency
  • Proactive
  • Organized
  • Professional Maturity; Ability to Assimilate Constructive Criticism
EDUCATION REQUIRED:
BS/BA
2+ Years Professional Experience
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