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Designer Assistant – Luxury goods – Maternity Cover


Are you a talented designer looking for an opportunity to express your creative side and bring your exciting ideas to life?

I have an exciting position available to join the design and product development team based at the head office in Hertforshire. My client is very much looking for someone that has a creative outlook and can bring fun fresh ideas to the company while keeping the luxury feel.

The primary function of this role is to work on new and existing products by designing and developing in-house products and collaborations

Main Duties

  • Daily support to the design and development team, designing luxury products
  • Daily support to the design and development team on all projects including collaborations, special projects often in an ‘ad hoc’ way
  • Working fluidly with sample makers and the production team on a daily basis, clearly communicating design specifications verbally and in the form of detailed spec packs
  • Responsible for creating and upkeeping specifications on core and new products using Adobe Illustrator
  • Responsible for creating and upkeeping a Critical Path on all projects along with Project Sheets
  • Competitor research
  • Assisting on design and development, from initial ideas /concepts in the form of moodboards, colour boards and sketched design ideas
  • To be constantly aware of design costs when designing, to achieve target prices and to understand British manufacturing costs

Skills & Experience

  • Ideally with credible experience in the luxury market and/or a design environment
  • A graduate from product/accessories design is a must
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop and Microsoft packages
  • A creative and methodical mind is essential
  • Tasteful handwriting in design
  • A good knowledge of the fashion industry and luxury market

About You:

  • The ability to think creatively and on-brand
  • A methodical mind and ability to meet deadlines is a must
  • A strong desire to work and evolve in the luxury market
  • Highly interested and appreciative of British manufacturing
  • Quick thinking with the ability to thrive in a hands-on environment
  • Strong ability to deal with people at all levels and build effective internal and external working relationships
  • Highly self-motivated and proactive with excellent communication skills
  • A talented approach to design, bringing new ideas and executing accordingly

If this sounds like you then please do apply.

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