Free People Assistant Designer - Jackets Job at Free People, Philadelphia, PA

  • Free People
  • Philadelphia, PA

Job Description

Role Summary:

Fr ee People is seeking an Assistant Designer to facilitate the development process of private-label product for Free People in the Jackets category. This role works in support of the Designer to design and source product appropriate to the Free People target customer.

Role Responsibilities:
  • Sew and mock design product for design presentations.
  • Create digital CADs for designed presentation using Adobe Suite.
  • Research and contribute to the initial concept direction for design product on a monthly basis.
  • Support seasonal development calendar in partnership with designer/buyers/technical designers/production.
  • Prepare development packages and participate in all communication and follow up related to each package in partnership with the Design Coordinator and Product Development Team.
  • Create technical set-up sheets, including technical flat sketches, for each style and import each style into Tradestone system.
  • Communicate fit and construction details to Technical Design department.
  • Maintain an active role in the weekly crossfuntional meetings. Take notes and follow up on all outstanding issues.
  • Attend product fittings and take notes on changes to share with team and update sketches.
  • Manage samples and additional duties as needed.

Role Qualifications:
  • Degree in Fashion Design or related field preferred.
  • Strong understanding of the Free People customer and ability to speak to the brands handwriting and DNA.
  • Entry level technical knowledge of woven and/or jacket apparel construction.
  • Some working knowledge of fabrics, trims and fabric treatments as well as wash and dye techniques.
  • Understanding of or some previous exposure to manufacturing techniques and processes.
  • Desire and ability to research and report on industry trend direction, color direction, and fabric innovations approximately 9-12 months ahead of season.
  • Ability to clearly communicating both verbally and in written form internally and with external partners.

The Perks:

URBN offers comprehensive Perks & Benefits to employees. Availability and eligibility to specific benefits may be subject to your location and employment status. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, PTO, generous employee discounts, retirement savings and much more! For additional information visit

EEO Statement:

URBN 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, sex (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression), religion, creed, age, physical or mental disability, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, service in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. 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.

Job Tags

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