Associate Designer - Style & Co - Wovens
Macy's 12,944 reviews - New York, NY

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Responsible for the design, development, selection, and
approval of materials, trims, silhouettes, colors and patterns for area of
responsibility. Responsible for a specific classification or area


Key Accountabilities:

and Trend Research:
Work with Design Manager/Designer on development and
execution of product designs that achieve overall product strategy and
merchandise objectives.

Participate in research and development of seasonal trends.

Assist in interpreting seasonal fashion direction,
assortment opportunities and merchandise trends for area of responsibility.

Produce cohesive product presentations, including boards,
tear sheets and samples to help sell concepts to merchants.

Prepare line and presentation material for line previews and
buy meetings including color boards, concept boards,

print and story boards.

Ensure designs meet merchant line plans, assortment
strategies and overall creative direction.

Partner with Product Manager in set-up and presenting to
divisions at line previews and buy meetings

for area of responsibility.

Shop the retail market seeking new merchandise/trend ideas.

Shop the trend market seeking design inspiration (materials,
fashion, color, trade shows) as needed.

Interpret specific color palettes, patterns and prints for
the season.

Select and approves style, materials, trims and colors that
fit into the program and style plans

Responsible for creating and distributing fabric development

Responsible for creating and distributing color cards &
pattern development sheets.

Develop flat mechanical sketches for design development
packages and request development samples

Responsible for tracking and approving labs dips, fabric
samples, strike-offs and other development materials

Compile design development packages and distribute to
technical design and over for sampling.

Review development samples.


Prepare line and presentation material for line previews and
buy meetings, including color/concept boards, print boards and may include
story boards.

Partner with Product Manager in set-up and presenting to
customers divisions at line reviews and buy meetings for area of

Adhere to the seasonal time and action calendar for area of

Modify the product line based on MMG and customer input.

Assist in identifying the key programs that comprise each

Communicate regularly with product management to gather
input and share line development direction.

Communicate on a daily basis with overseas offices to share
line development direction.

Attend fit sessions.

Select and approve materials, patterns and colors.

Use CAD programs for style, color and pattern development.

Skill Summary/Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Design or
Fine Arts.

2-5 years of industry experience.

Strong color sense / print sense.

Ability to view and differentiate
the color spectrum.

Proficiency in PC operation, MS
office and Excel

Working knowledge of Illustrator
and Photoshop.

Demonstrated creative ability.

Presentation and organizational

Ability to prioritize and manage
workload with multiple deadlines.

Team player.

About this company
12,944 reviews
Macy’s, Inc., with corporate offices in Cincinnati and New York, is one of the nation’s premier retailers, with fiscal 2014 sales of $28.1...