DESIGN ASSISTANT (DSS)
Develop stylized & technical sketches, body placemats, comp sheets & embroidery concepts in Illustrator, using Photoshop where needed by closely following guidelines and requirements of each design team in the home offices.
1. Create stylized & technical sketches in illustrator for designers in US while following strict guidelines and specifications. Assist the designers in editing sketches when required. 2. Create Body placemats, body fills & comp sheets. 3. Create embroidery options & silhouette options. 4. Research trends and competitive brands to compile trend & product presentations. Understand brand profiles of all private brands. 5. Create & update PPK’s in Flex, BOMS and sketches as assigned. 6. Update/ maintain logs, contact sheets and records. Ensure that all sketches and brushes & tools are regularly updated in respective library. 7. Assist in textile design and other areas of design team as and when required. 8. Communicate effectively with home office counterparts with regards to project status and submission dates.
Reports To: Graphic & Textile Design Manager/ Assistant Manager - DSS
Knowledge & Skills:
Education: Degree/ Diploma in Fashion Design with an extremely good hand in Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop.
Experience: Creative with 1+years of prior work experience in product design & line development for US/ Europe markets. Understanding of trends, design knowledge of apparel & fabrics, and CAD illustrations. Should have basic product knowledge (especially fabrics & garment finishes)
3. Good communication, time management, and co-ordination skills.
1. 1. Work closely with designers / PD teams in home offices to create sketches, body placemats etc. 2. Work closely within the Design support team in India IBO 3. Work closely with designers/ merchandisers and PD teams for updating info in Flex.
1. Understand work requirements, maintain high standards of quality & meet all deadlines.
J.C. Penney Company Inc.