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Assistant Designer - Menswear

Job Function:
Design
Location:
Manchester
Job Type:
Permanent
We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Designer to join our innovative boohooMAN in-house Design team. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about what they do, have an interest in fashion and can work closely with our Buying team and Suppliers to ensure you capture the season’s must-have pieces to excite and delight the boohooMAN customer.
 
A role at boohooMAN promises a fast paced, challenging and innovative working environment. The key to our success is our people, and becoming part of this inspiring team will be a really fantastic opportunity for the right person!
 
Role
 
As a Assistant Designer within a busy department you will be instrumental in supporting the company's aggressive growth strategy. You will be a hands on member of the team, working alongside senior designers on a multitude of tasks at any one time. You should be confident using Illustrator and Photoshop. We are looking for a candidate who has the desire to learn, build cool collections and grow with the brand. Support and training will be provided, as well as a design induction.
 
Key duties & responsibilities:
 
  • The primary function of this role is to support the Menswear Design Team.
  • Reporting primarily to the senior design team and Design Manager.
  • Aiding with day-to-day duties and tasks.
  • Responsible for handling and booking samples in and keeping sample logs up to date.
  • Photographing design and press samples when they come in, aswell as bought samples (daily).
  • Completing competitor reports, blogger reports, street style reports.
  • Completing sourcing packs for fabric, print, graphics.
  • Using trendforecast platforms to check for new reports, trending messages and catwalk updates. Completing trend research to help pull together themes and colour packs (seasonal and fast-reactions). Delivering projects within specified time frames.
  • Design work when requested.
  • Assisting on photoshoots (when required).
  • Daily Admin.
 
Desired skills,
 
  • Knowledge & experience:
  • A degree or equivalent in a design led course.
  • Good demonstration of creative ability.
  • Organised and ability to multi-task.
  • Confident communicator.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Able to use Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Good organisational skills with strong attention to detail.
  • The ability to work under pressure in a fast paced design environment.
  • The ability to work to deadlines.
  • The ability to work on own initiative.
  • Passionate about trend with the ability to translate trend for the boohooMAN customer in a commercial way. Catwalk and street style awareness with a good eye for print and colour.
  • CAD experience is beneficial (skills in Adobe CS, Illustrator and Photoshop).
 
The key to our success is our people, and becoming part of this inspiring team will be a really fantastic opportunity for the right person!

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