J.Crew Designer - Men's Accessories in New York, New York
New York, NY, US, 10281
Date: Feb 26, 2023
Designer - Men's Accessories
Min: $84,000 - Max: $126,000
Title: Designer – Men's Accessories
Reports to: Design Director
Overview: Manage seasonal product design execution to achieve overall creative and business objectives.
Research seasonal accessory ideas, with a focus on socks, hats, belts, scarves and SLGs.
Create organized presentation boards using sketches, images, materials, etc. to review with design director and cross functional teams.
Present research and ideas to design leads and cross functional teams.
Interpret direction and feedback from internal teams into new, brand appropriate product ideas.
Create tech packs and handoffs, using Illustrator and Xcel, to bring these ideas to life.
Manage timelines and calendar dates to ensure timely samples and maintain bulk delivery schedules.
Collaborate with Merchandising, Production and Technical Design to achieve product execution and maintain design integrity.
Develop and source materials and trims with suppliers and factories.
Approval of lab dips and fabric/yarn submits.
Travel for trade exhibitions, design research, and to supervise product development.
Men’s Accessories Design experience preferred, but not necessary
Experience creating technical sketches in Illustrator
Ability to render ideas in Illustrator and Photoshop
Understanding and interest in the J Crew brand and aesthetic
Knowledge of leather/fabric/yarn
Ability to interpret trend, historical and market research into brand appropriate product ideas
Strong illustration/presentation skills
Ability to organize design ideas into clear presentation boards aided with sketch, fabric and images.
Ability to manage, coach and develop others
Ability to work collaboratively with internal design team and cross functional partners.
Self-Starter mentality with ability to start and complete tasks independently
Detail oriented, good follow through
Strong organizational, communication and written skills
Proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Word and Excel
Degree or comparable experience in Design, with a preference for Men’s product design
We are committed to affirmatively providing equal opportunity to all associates and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, legally protected physical or mental disability or any other basis protected under applicable law.