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EXPRESS Associate Designer - Women's Denim and Casual Pants in New York, New York

The Brand that Gets You to What’s Next

Express is the vibrant, confident lifestyle brand for ambitious people, providing the latest fashion for style-obsessed men and women since 1980. Our mission is to provide inspiration and confidence through fashion to help people get to what's next in their day, and their lives. With more than 600 retail and outlet stores throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Latin America, and a best-in-class online/mobile shopping experience at, Express brings city-inspired style to customers across the globe.

A Workplace To Match

We think you'll like it here.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, generous associate discount, and casual work environment. Working at Express is much more than the 9 to 5. It is an opportunity to connect and engage with some of the smartest individuals in the fashion business doing work they are passionate about. This is the Express Life and we’re always looking for talented leaders at all levels to join our team; if this sounds like you, we'd love to chat!

Day to day responsibilities of the Associate Designer will include:

  • Collaborate in research and development of seasonal trends (Runway, Magazines, Style blogs, ect).

  • Identify key ideas and images for seasonal concept, design and development.

  • Collaborate in shopping retail and designer markets to seek new & innovative ideas.

  • Work toward Independently own (from concept to final product) an entire category with guidance and direction from Designer Director / VP Design.

  • Contribute strong and innovative ideas & designs independently.

  • Communicates regularly with merchant partners to gather input and share line development direction and get them on board.

  • Assists and supports Design team in development and innovation of ideas and trends that support Express brand. Participate in research and development of seasonal trends (Runway, Magazines, Style blogs, ect).

  • Assists in shopping retail and designer markets to seek new & innovative ideas.

  • Assists in product development at all stages under guidance of Senior Designers.

  • Creates flat technical Illustrator sketches for Design development tech packs.

  • Participate and attend all fittings until approved fit. Take detailed notes and follow up as needed.

  • Follow trends and have knowledge of competitors and aspirational brands for your category.

  • Create and present big idea boards at concept/kickoff.

  • Create tech packs, communicate with tech team, drive fits, and work on follow-up issues with production

  • Collaborate in identifying fabrics and trims for development

  • Attend fittings to support sr. designer, but also be able to drive fitting for your own category


  • 3-5 +years of full time professional Design experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Apparel Design with preference of internship in fashion design

  • Eye for “Express “ brand. Excellent design and sketching skills. Strong fashion and creative ability. Keen trend awareness.

  • Strong organizational skills & ability to manage multiple tasks.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Ability to anticipate next.

  • Ability to work well with multiple team members: Positive Team player attitude.

  • Punctuality & dependable attendance.

  • Sense of accountability and strong work ethic.

  • Proficiency in: WebPDM, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop , Windows (Outlook / Word / Excel).

Diversity Vision Statement

We are committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. We are an equal employment opportunity of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our associates and applicants without discrimination based on their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or

expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.

Closing -

As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class. Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.

Notification to Agencies: Please note that Express does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.

Requisition ID: 2020-7262

Street: Express - New York