SIDFACTOR

Jobs

APPAREL/SOFTGOODS DESIGNER

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Report to the Director of Design.
  • Design for multiple clients simultaneously
  • Simultaneously oversee the design of multiple seasons.
  • Translate market and user input into innovative commercial designs.
  • Deeply understand client needs to create compelling visual line plans.
  • Create client-specific color and conceptboards.
  • Product sketches, 2D designs and tech packs for each style
  • Work with materials and trims to design cost-effective products.
  • Understand cost and apparel production to develop cost-efficient and innovative product designs.
  • Maintain timelines, targeted price points and project budgets.
  • Daily management of design calendars.

Essential Skills & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in fashion, product, or softgoods design
  • 3+ years of experience in softgoods / apparel design
  • Strong knowledge of apparel, fashion terminology, the product development process, and textiles
  • 100% proficient in Adobe Illustrator a must
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects on an ongoing basis
  • A self-starter who is able to receive strong honest critique
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Creative person with some merchandising skills and exhibits fashion and trend consciousness
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with appropriate sense of urgency
  • Ability to work in a team environment, build trust and relationships with customers & company staff
  • Demonstrates self control and resilience in stressful situations
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work environment
  • Strong interpersonal and listening skills

We are especially interested in candidates who have backgrounds in softgoods or apparel design. The ideal candidate for the role will have spent between three and five years working as a sportswear, gloves, bags, or outerwear designer. He/she will be used to be working as part of a team along side product developers and clients. He/she will also be trend aware and be able to introduce new designs, influences and processes to the firm.

To Apply

Please send us a resume and a cover letter explaining why you feel you are suited to work at SIDFACTOR in the role. All candidates should include a link to their portfolio. Please indicate your role and contribution for each project submitted.


SENIOR PRODUCT DESIGNER

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Report to the Product Design Director.
  • Design for multiple clients simultaneously.
  • Lead design of multiple seasons.
  • Translate market and client input into innovative commercial designs.
  • Understand client needs to create compelling visual line plans.
  • Create client specific color and concept boards.
  • Ability to to research, create and present trends tools
  • Produce sketches, 2D designs and tech packs for each style.
  • Professional represent the firm and present design solutions to clients on location.
  • Understand cost and apparel production to develop cost-efficient and innovative product designs.
  • Maintain timelines, targeted price points and project budgets.
  • Daily management of Associate Product Designers.

Essential Skills & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in fashion, product, or industrial design
  • 5+ years of experience in fashion and/or industrial design
  • Knowledge of apparel, fashion terminology, the product development process, and materials.
  • 100% proficient in Adobe Illustrator a must
  • Willing to work as a creative consultant
  • Able to multi-task and manage multiple projects on an ongoing basis
  • A self starter who is able to give and receive strong honest critiques
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and listening skills
  • Creative person with good merchandising skills and exhibits trend consciousness
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with appropriate sense of urgency
  • Ability to work and lead in an environment of differing personalities
  • Demonstrates self control and resilience in stressful situations
  • Flexibility to adapt to ever-changing work environment

Experience: We are especially interested in candidates who have extensive backgrounds in apparel design.The ideal candidate for the role will have spent between three to five years working as a sportswear or outerwear designer. He / she will be used to working as part of a team along side product developers and clients. He/she will also be trend aware and be able to introduce new designs, influences and process to the firm. He / she will be totally comfortable being client facing and representing the firm in client engagements and presentations.

To Apply

Please send us a resume and a cover letter explaining why you feel you are suited to work at SIDFACTOR in the role. All candidates should include a link to their portfolio. Please indicate your role and contribution for each project submitted.