August 22, 2017

Senior Graphic Designer

New York, New York

Overview:

The Senior Graphic Designer will work cross functionally with Design, Sales and Brand Management to oversee multiple design areas while facilitating the design and merchandising or apparel lines.

Key Accountabilities:

·         Create print designs for t-shirts and other apparel items

·         Develop, execute and follow-up on concepts for art including all changes and processes required by licensor

·         Prepare graphics, for internal presentations

·         Prepare color separations for screen prints so art is “print ready” when sent to the factory

·         Give constructive and understandable comments to our Product Assurance team as it relates to all strike-off and art approvals

·       Coordinate standards & all other necessary materials for seasonal development

·       Design and research line elements as required and/or assist in creating, updating and designing as required, sales tools and presentation aids

·         Shop the market to research and identify current trends and present competitive data as it is related to their prospective area of responsibility to establish key objectives for the brand

·         Work closely with Sales and Brand Management teams to conceptualize and launch clothing lines for several levels of distribution

·         Present concept and vision in licensor meetings

·         Manage and oversee the overall design process to ensure that lines are meeting the style plans, sales needs and emerging trends

·         Ensure accuracy and adherence of line sheets production logs and design catalog

·         Partner with Sales and Marketing to merchandise showrooms for seasonal market dates

·         Supervise graphic design staff and provide direction and management throughout the design process

·         Recruit top talent, train and develop team members

·         Special projects as assigned

Required Skills/Abilities/Education:

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Illustration, Fine Arts or related field

·         Ability to travel as needed

·         8+ years of experience in the fashion industry (children’s wear knowledge a plus)

·         Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite

·         Proficient in Screen Print Color Separations

·         Excellent organizational, communication and presentation skills with attention to detail

·         Ability to lead and develop a team of designers at all levels

·         Brand appropriate aesthetic

·         Illustration skills a plus

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