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Assistant Handbag Designer

New York, NY 10018

Posted: 12/11/2018 Job Category: Design Job Number: 104219


Title: Title: Assistant Handbag Designer

Company: Well known, reputable accessories company

Location: New York, New York



  • Responsible for writing proto, lot and confirmation specs
  • Track development of confirmations and update spec sheets as needed
  • Maintain and update line sheets, material recaps, and sample requests
  • Photographing/logging/storing all originals
  • Responsible for tracking leather development for the season
    • Create & maintain material binder for the season
    • Liaison for material feedback to China
    • Track & maintain approved swatches
  • Gather inspiration for new season design and create trend re-caps
  • Design thumbnails for upper and ornament design
  • Sketch and ink designs
  • Render designs for presentation
  • Photoshop CAD programs:
    • color-ups
    • ornament tech packets
  • Work with design team to create moods for the season (color palettes, prints, materials, etc.)
  • Participate in Design Meetings
    • Responsible for taking comprehensive notes
  • Participate in proto corrections
  • Participate in shoe base corrections post-market
  • Assist in any post-market salesman sample development
    • This includes:
      • CADs
      • New material or color development
      • Working with Senior Designer on new spec development


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design
  • 1-2 years of accessory design experience
  • Strong sketching skills required
  • Proficient with CAD software
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite & Adobe Creative Suite are required

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