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Urban Outfitters: Assistant Designer- Mens Apparel 114881

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Sep 21, 2020

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A lifestyle retailer dedicated to inspiring customers through a unique combination of product, creativity, and cultural understanding. Founded in 1970 in a small space across the street from the University of Pennsylvania, Urban Outfitters now operates over 200 stores in the United States, Canada and Europe, offering experiential retail environments and a well-curated mix of women’s, men’s, accessories and home product assortments. 
Assistant Designer
Reports to
Senior Designer or Designer
The Assistant Designer’s primary responsibility is to facilitate the development process of private label product. This role works in support of the Designer to design and source product appropriate to the target customer.
Support seasonal development calendar in partnership with Designer and Director of Sourcing
Execute specific design development projects as assigned by the Design Director or Designer.
Prepare development packages and participate in all communication and follow up related to each package in partnership with the Design Coordinator.
Manage development and execution of trim packages.
Set up spec sheets for all bodies.  Communicate fit and construction details to Technical Design department.  Complete all technical sketches for domestic and overseas programs.
Manage weekly fittings. DMM should be present and active in the fitting process. Major design detail changes must be approved by the DMM before the spec can be changed.
Maintain an active role in the weekly Design Flow Meeting. Take notes and follow up on all outstanding issues
Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with partners in Buying, Production, and Design.
Ability to successfully work in a team environment
Ability to respond to business objectives with creative, innovative, and cost-effective design solutions
Technical knowledge of knit and/or woven and/or sweaters apparel construction.
Knowledge of fabric and trims.
Knowledge of fabric treatments as well as wash and dye techniques
Knowledge of knit and/or woven and/or sweaters manufacturing techniques and processes.
Ability to research and report on industry trend direction, color direction, and fabric innovations approximately 9-12 months ahead of season
Ability to recognize and accurately forecast fashion and cultural trends as they relate to the target customer.
Expert-ability to sketch or to communicate design ideas via computer program
Degree in Fashion Design
Freelance, Co-op or part time design experience
Philadelphia, PA
The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Urban Outfitters, Inc. celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We believe strongly in fostering a safe, fair and respectful work environment. To ensure compliance with our non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies, we offer anti-harassment training to managers and employees. 

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