Freelance Associate Designer, Intimates

New York, New York Design Posted January 16, 2024
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Title: Freelance Associate Designer, Intimates
Location: NYC Hybrid
Start: ASAP
Duration: 4 months
Rate: $30-$35/ hour Hourly rate is commensurate with experience and is an estimated range provided by JBC
Hours: Fulltime


Job Description:
The Associate Designer is an individual contributor position responsible for assisting with the creation of commercially viable product designs across a specific category and collections.  This role coordinates and delivers brand-right designs that tie back to the overall concept and business strategy, encompassing style, color/print, fit and fabric for new/existing product lines.  This person applies a solid working knowledge of fashion trends and consumer needs to product designs, while demonstrating passion for the brand.

  • Create brand-right, commercial designs that reflect the conceptual direction/business strategy.
  • Develop seasonal product with a focus on style, fit and fabric
  • Deliver design sketches/prototypes and provide specifications
  • Adapt designs based on feedback, incorporating for finalization
  • Execute design sketches/prototypes and provide specifications with detailed tech packs and fit updates as collection evolves.  
  • Apply processes to understand/anticipate the needs of the customer in order to exceed customer expectations and readily react to their needs
  • Utilize resources in sourcing new ideas, both internally and externally, and stay up to date on competitor research/trend analysis
  • Collaborate and follow-up on deliverables with vendors and key partners throughout the design process including Merchandising, Marketing, and Product Development
  • Brainstorm and present ideas to team
  • Prepare materials for meetings and presentations and coordinate logistics
  • Achieve set goals with acute attention-to-detail, tracking progress & anticipating potential issues
  • Pursue/embrace opportunities to personally grow and develop skills/competencies
  • Build and maintain effective relations with key partners
  • Seek to improve process in order to deliver efficiently with speed/agility
  • Meet budget and time commitments without compromising design excellence
  • Supporting Team for regular internal company presentations
  • Contribute to Custom requests when needed
  • Create and maintain accurate colored linesheets and PLM system as the source of truth for all cross-functional teams.
  • With support of Manager, attend and lead weekly fittings to ensure execution of design intent
  • Conduct regular market research across wide variety of platforms to stay on top of trends.


  • Bachelor's degree in Design
  • 3+ years of design experience in a comparable retail environment
  • Prior experience in Lingerie/Corseterie constructions and understanding of female body silhouette
  • Sound knowledge of fashion history (key designers / styles)
  • Commercial fashion eye and detail in product styling/performance
  • Customer service philosophy
  • Collaborative partner with a team-oriented approach
  • Highly motivated, passionate and results oriented
  • Solid communication and presentation skills
  • Champion for change and able to react with speed and agility
  • Flexible and creative problem solver.
  • Personal professionalism and accountability
  • Moderate domestic travel
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign proficiency
  • PLM system knowledge is a plus
  • Beautiful hand sketching skill is a plus
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