Creative Services

Senior Apparel Designer Contract

Our client, an American fashion retailer based in Columbus, Ohio is seeking a Senior Apparel Designer to join their team in Midtown Manhattan! 

Role description:

  • Create brand-right, commercial designs that reflect the conceptual direction/business strategy
  • Develop seasonal product with a focus on style, fit and fabric
  • Adapt designs based on feedback, incorporating for finalization
  • Implement processes to understand/anticipate the needs of the customer in order to exceed customer expectations and readily react to their needs
  • Deliver product designs with flawless execution; achieving goals with speed, agility and acute attention to detail
  • Identify and recommend resources in sourcing new ideas, both internally and externally, and conduct ongoing competitor research/trend analysis
  • Collaborate and communicate with key partners throughout the design process including Merchandising, Marketing, and Product Development
  • Present designs to internal leader/team as well as key cross-functional partners
  • Execute design sketches/prototypes and provide specifications
  • Anticipate/solve potential issues and provide conflict resolution
  • Manage, inspire and develop junior design talent
  • Build/maintain collaborative and effective relationships
  • Assess practices to identify opportunities for greater efficiency and speed in delivery
  • Ensure deliverables meet budget and time commitments without compromising design excellence


  • Exceptional talent with a commercial fashion eye and detail in product styling/performance
  • Experience with intimates, swim or apparel
  • Demonstrated ability to create original design sketches and successful product lines
  • Customer service philosophy
  • Collaborative partner with a team-oriented approach
  • Highly motivated, passionate and results oriented
  • Solid communication and presentation skills
  • Understand how to motivate and develop talent
  • Champion for change and able to react with speed and agility
  • Flexible and creative problem solver
  • Personal professionalism and accountability
  • Moderate domestic and minimal international travel
  • Bachelor's degree in Design or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of design experience in a comparable retail environment
  • Microsoft Office proficiency & Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strong presentation skills

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Job Overview

  • City: New York
  • State: New York
  • Area: Creative Services
  • Experience: Mid Level
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