Graphic Designer (China Product Creation NYO)

New York, New York

The Graphic Designer will work cross functionally with Design, Sales, Merchandising and our China Office to create and develop seasonal apparel lines while supporting the overall brand’s objective.

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
  • Design and refine graphics and inspiration ideas received by China team to make them brand appropriate and commercialized for the China Market.
  • 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
  • Research  both the China and the U.S. Market and identify current trends and present competitive data that will inform your design work
  • Daily correspondence with the China team
  • Manage and oversee the overall design process to ensure that lines are meeting the line plans, sales needs for the China Market and emerging trends
  • Seasonally review and comment on received samples timely and accurate
  • Ensure accuracy and adherence of line sheets production logs and design catalog
  • Special projects as assigned

Required Skills/Abilities/Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Illustration, Fine Arts or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in the fashion industry (children’s wear knowledge a plus)
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Excellent organizational, communication and presentation skills with attention to detail(Strong written communication skills a must)
  • Speaks and reads Mandarin a plus
  • Brand appropriate aesthetic
  • Must be a strong Illustrator

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