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Sweater Designer

Company: NIC+ZOE
Location: Natick
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Seeking a highly energized and creative Sweater Designer, who will create and execute on the vision of the Chief Creative Officer. Strong eye for trend, femininity, and color are important. The ideal candidate will have strong communication, collaboration, and organization skills with the ability to design from concept to finish amongst a tight knit team.
The Sweater Designer will be an integral member of the design and development function, and will be working in a fast paced, flexible, and collaborative environment.
The Sweater Designer will report to the Senior Director of Knitwear.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:
- Responsible for the research, design and development of silhouettes in knits
- Responsible for yarn sourcing and swatch development
- Develop brand-appropriate sweaters in line with seasonal concepts and color palettes. Design with entire collection in mind.
- Form and compose outfits, ensuring that a capsule point of view and pairings remain critical. Must have a high comfort level visually communicating these ideas and concepts.
- Sketch and present concepts based on design direction
- Set up tech packs, own the bill of materials, and communicate design details to technical design team
- Participate in fittings, while updating design details and sketches as needed
- Organization and upkeep of swatches and archives

OWNERSHIP
- Participate in, and champion creative collaboration across the design team.
- Drive and manage the creative process to deliver projects on time and on budget; track and manage multiple project timelines in various stages of completion to ensure all timelines are met.
- Ensure creative output is consistently brand appropriate
- Manage the design and development process from concept through final proto/sample, including but not limited to flat sketch, initial spec, tech packs, trim details and production fit approval.
- Image retouching as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
- 4 year degree in Design or related field
- 3 - 5 years of sweater design experience, high level of proficiency in sweaters and knitwear
- History of contributing innovations within a collaborative environment
- Knowledge of yarn and knit construction and finishes
- Adept at understanding yarns; how to color top dyes and yarn dyes
- Strong understanding of garment construction
- Confident sense of style, silhouette and color
- Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
- Strong computer knowledge in PLM, Photoshop/Illustrator
- Strong attention to detail, with powerful organizational, time management, and presentation skills
- Ability to be flexible and adaptable in a fast paced environment
- Well organized, problem solver with a positive can do attitude
- Ability to motivate, lead and work well cross functionally
- Potential for International and domestic travel

Keywords: NIC+ZOE, Boston , Sweater Designer, Other , Natick, Massachusetts

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