PVH Corp. Assistant Designer - Calvin Klein Jeans Accessories (Non-Apparel) in New York, New York
The Assistant Designer supports the design team in the research, design and development of Men’s and Women’s handbag, small leather goods and belts, with a focus on small leather goods. The ideal candidate is highly creative, energetic and possesses a high fashion aesthetic and youthful approach to design. They must also have strong organizational skills and thrive in a dynamic fast-paced environment.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES OF THE JOB:
Assist design team with concept, shape, material, trims and color research at the start of each season.
Execute sketches and specs to communicate designs to factories
Communicate with product development teams in NY and Asia to ensure samples are executed properly and arrive on time
Track, receive and correct samples
Render and adjust CADs in Photoshop and Illustrator
Responsible for design and development of Men’s and Women’s small leather goods under the guidance of the Sr Designer.
Support and collaborate with design team in all accessories categories
Help maintain linesheets and color palettes
Build and maintain hardware and spec libraries
Participate in departmental and cross-departmental meetings as appropriate
Prepare showrooms for in-person sample reviews and meetings and/or offer support for digital presentations
Assist in maintaining and organizing sample and material closets
Stays abreast of current and emerging trends via retailing, web sites, trend services and editorials.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
Experience: 1-2 years of Accessories Design experience
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in related field
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills and collaborative attitude
Hand sketching ability
Strong knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
Energetic and highly creative
Ability to multi-task
Organized with excellent note-taking and follow-up
Eager to learn
INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CONTACTS:
Internal: Design, Product Development, Global Merchandising
BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITIES: N/A
DECISION MAKING: May be asked to do research or to source materials and trims that align with design vision
RESOURCEFULNESS/CREATIVITY: Should possess an awareness of trends, be highly creative and have a youthful design eye
ENVIRONMENT: Team oriented, creative environment. Ability to be flexible with hours and adapt to a process-driven deadline-focused calendar.
PVH Corp. or its subsidiary ("PVH") is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment on the basis of their individual capabilities and qualifications, consistent with applicable law and without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. In addition to complying with all applicable laws, PVH also has a strong corporate commitment to inclusion, diversity and to ensuring that all current and future PVH associates are compensated solely on job-related factors such as skill, ability, educational background, work quality, experience and potential. To achieve these goals, across the United States and its territories, PVH prohibits any PVH employee, agent or representative from requesting or otherwise considering any job applicant’s current or prior wages, salary or other compensation information in connection with the hiring process. Accordingly, applicants are asked not to disclose this salary history information to PVH
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