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Handbag Design Director

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Posted: 05/23/2018 Job Category: Design Job Number: 96267

Title: Handbag Design Director

Company: Advanced contemporary RTW and Accessories brand

Location: Los Angeles 

Responsibilities: Conduct thorough trend research and collect inspiration for upcoming lines
Work closely with Creative Director to assemble mood boards for the line and come up with line direction
Work with and direct a small and tight-knit team to design and develop original concepts
Work closely with cross functional teams on regular basis to refine seasonal concept, materials, hardware, and color palette
Clearly communicate with overseas agent and factory to ensure accurate and timely execution of the line.
Be involved in every aspect of the design and product development process, from color palette, concepts through production samples.
Ability to juggle multiple projects whilst adhering to their respective deadlines
Mentor and develop design associate

Requirements: 8+ years of experience working with an advanced contemporary or luxury brand in handbags
Self-motivating individual with handbag design and product development, leather experience required
Refined sense of taste and aesthetic
Strong problem solving skills
Strong knowledge of handbag construction and proportion, must be able to accurately spec handbags, hardware and small leather goods and have good sense of proportion
Strong hand sketching skills, proficiency in illustrator and photoshop is a must
High taste level and an eye for trends, must be able to adapt design aesthetic to the need of each brand
Must be able to successfully execute designs from concept through corrections and to sales samples for market
Clear and precise communication with overseas agent and factory
Great organizational skills needed, must be able to multi-task and adhere to design calendar
Must work well with others and be a team player

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