Design Assistant Babywear

Job Type Design
Region London
Location Victoria
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
Closing Date 3/3/2019
Vacancy Type
Salary £19,700 - £23,900
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
35 hours per week - Monday-Friday 09:00-17:30

Duties & Responsibilities

The John Lewis studio continues to strive to produce products that showcase not only the high levels of innovation and creativity, that being a John Lewis partnership prides itself on.

We are currently looking to add a design assistant baby and nursery into the design team. The successful candidate will be responsible for working with the senior designer with a focus on nursery and baby product. You will work under the guidance of designers and senior designer. We are looking for someone who is able to innovate, to create with passion, a person who has the talent to bring their ideas to life in a commercial and exciting way. This will be evident in their love of colour, fabric knowledge and the ability to deliver great product.

Design experience is a must and should be supported a high degree of CAD skills alongside experience in product, trend prediction and presenting.

Job Requirements

- To have the ability to create a clear distinction and handwriting for all John Lewis own brand childrenswear.
- To keep up to date with shape and fabric innovation.
- To present developments and trends to the design and buying team.
- To have a high level of attention to detail.
- To produce factory ready briefs.
- To work in a consultative manner with a varied range of stakeholders including overseas suppliers.

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

- To have a strong understanding garment components/construction and nursery bedding.
- To have a creative eye for product, with ability to drive the business forward.
- To demonstrate excellent CAD system knowledge and usage, on top of being fully competent on adobe CC packages.
- To have a keen understanding of how to re-colour and re-scale prints.
- Ability to plan and prioritise workloads and be adaptable to sudden change.
- Excellent stakeholder management ability.
- Commercial awareness.
- Computer literacy

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

*Please refer to attached job description for further information regarding job requirements.*
*Please note that we reserve the right to close the vacancy early due to volume of applications*
*Please be sure to print off a copy of the job description for reference purposes.*

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