Freelance Women’s Sweater Designer

New York, New York Design Posted August 29, 2023
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Title: Temporary Sweater Designer, Women’s
Manager: Head of Design, Luxury Sweaters 
Location: Remote + Onsite in NYC
Full Time, Monday – Friday (Tues – Thurs onsite)
Duration:  ASAP – Ongoing
Pay: $45/hr

Position Purpose and Scope: Engage in the daily functions of the Luxury Sweaters Women’s Collection design department from the initial concepts, research and development, through line completion/production. 

Key Responsibilities: The main objective for this temporary position is to create tech packs and stitch layouts for Collection sweaters.

Additional responsibilities may include

  • Provide design and fabric inspiration and execution for Sweaters
  • Collaborate Head of Design to identify big ideas, key trends, and relevant silhouettes
  • Research and development of new swatches and patterns for presentation and line development
  • Research and execution of product and design vision from fabric, sketch/design creation, and trim direction
  • Extensive competitive market research and shopping including luxury, vintage, and warehouse/library
  • Design inspirational protos for both seasonal concept and long-term product development
  • Prepare digital and physical presentations (Sketches, color ups, fabrics)
  • Execution of flat sketches, detail illustrations, and reference garments for Tech Packs
  • Create layouts for patterns, stitches, and graphics
  • Develop and maintain daily communications with cross functional teams in New York & Italy
  • Adhere to and meet Design calendar deadlines


  • Strong sketching and design capability
  • Extensive knowledge of knitwear/sweater design, yarns/gauges, experience with European mills and factories a plus
  • Knowledge and understanding of fit and construction
  • Ability to capture and create the Collection Brand aesthetic, understanding of luxury sweaters market
  • Resourceful, creative, and efficient when faced with multiple projects and challenging deadlines
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and develop strong relationships with key partners
  • Extremely proficient in Adobe Illustrator, technical sketches, and detail diagrams
  • Ability to work and communicate design ideas both in person and digitally in a hybrid work environment
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