System One Freelance Assistant Designer in New York, New York
TEMP POSITION TITLE: Freelance Assistant Designer
REPORTS TO: Senior Designer – Concept
This position/assignment is a temporary (HR to confirm specific range of dates.) You will be considered an employee of System One, our 3rd party partner of our contractor population, and/or of your specific freelance agency.
Support the Concept team with market research and coordinate with Design Team to seasonally analyze and strategize key trends and concepts to further evolve the aerie brand.
Assist supervisor to compile seasonal conceptual design books for design, merchandising and marketing teams; covering print, color, outfitting, key items and innovations to move product on
Conduct research and identify key social media influencers in order to recognize consumer trends and support the brand vision
Help create on trend seasonal color palettes, manage the color process from start to finish
Conduct photo research at target customer venues (malls, campuses, concert events) and present all findings to design and merchant teams
Travel and shop the market identifying new trends for Aerie
Research and compile runway, trade show, and trend reports
Assist in the creation of in-person and digital kickoff presentations for hybrid milestone meetings
Involved in preparation for milestone meetings, line reviews, pre-season floor sets and financial overviews, providing perspective and insight to creative leadership on product assortments
Work closely with designers on translating concept
Develop strong cross-functional partnerships throughout the organization
Build emotional, conceptual decks and marketing inspiration
Perform other duties as required
Able to work in a hybrid environment, meaning that some work may be performed remotely but certain essential functions must be performed in-person/in-office based on the needs of the business
In person/in-office collaboration is required, the frequency of such in-person/in-office collaboration (e.g., portion of week, entire week) is dictated by business needs.? Such collaboration includes work centralized around product development, milestone meetings, approvals, etc.
Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion or Art (or equivalent experience and education).
1-2 years related experience
Ability to act as liaison between many departments; excellent communication and analytic skills.
Must be detail oriented, computer literate and to handle multiple tasks at once.
Keen eye for color, trend, detail and construction
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Must have great digital skills; Working knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as knowledge to build video and gif is a plus
Comfortable working in a hybrid environment - working in office several days a week (based on the needs of the business or big milestone week) with occasional remote work from home
System One, and its subsidiaries including Joulé, ALTA IT Services, CM Access, TPGS, and MOUNTAIN, LTD., are leaders in delivering workforce solutions and integrated services across North America. We help clients get work done more efficiently and economically, without compromising quality. System One not only serves as a valued partner for our clients, but we offer eligible full-time employees health and welfare benefits coverage options including medical, dental, vision, spending accounts, life insurance, voluntary plans, as well as participation in a 401(k) plan.
System One is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, family care or medical leave status, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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