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Designer, SLGs

Kate Spade

New York, NY, US

since our launch in 1993 with a collection of six essential handbags, kate spade new york has always stood for optimistic femininity. today, our brand is a global life and style house with handbags, ready-to-wear, jewelry, footwear, gifts, home décor and more. polished ease, thoughtful details and a modern, sophisticated use of color—kate spade new york’s founding principles define a unique style synonymous with joy. under the vision of creative director nicola glass, we continue to celebrate confident women with a youthful spirit.

kate spade new york is part of the tapestry house of brands.

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title: Designer, SLGs               
location:
New York, NY                       

date: 3/5/19                

 

since our launch in 1993 with a collection of six essential handbags, kate spade new york has always stood for optimistic femininity. today, our brand is a global life and style house with handbags, ready-to-wear, jewelry, footwear, gifts, home décor and more. polished ease, thoughtful details and a modern, sophisticated use of color—kate spade new york’s founding principles define a unique style synonymous with joy. under the vision of creative director nicola glass, we continue to celebrate confident women with a youthful spirit.

 

kate spade new york is part of the tapestry house of brands.

 

primary purpose: As the Designer-SLGs, you will be responsible for all aspects of the design process for the small leather goods category from concept through development.

 

the successful individual will leverage their proficiency in small leather goods design to...

 

  • Manage the design process from conception through production
  • Conduct market / trend research
  • Create original artwork to be translated into print, leather applique and/or 3-dimensional pieces
  • Work directly with in-house CAD team to arrange novelty artwork for small leather goods
  • Actively participate in the conceptual development of product lines (i.e., ability to communicate and sell ideas/concepts).
  • Participate in research and development of seasonal trends and keep up-to-date on current trends. 
  • Create and maintain presentation boards for small leather goods.  Gather relevant materials for inspiration and direction.
  • Prepare detailed technical specs for all rounds of pre-production development.
  • Ensure that product is of high quality and consistent with market trends, as well as business strategy.
  • Work with pre-production partner to ensure design packages are complete and accurate.
  • Partner with merchandising to assort line and develop product appropriate for each channels business needs.
  • Execute corrections as needed; works with merchandising and production to find appropriate solutions to cost or construction issues.
  • Travel for research and/or product development (may potentially be required).

the accomplished individual will possess...

 

  • College degree in fashion design or a related field preferred
  • 5+ years design experience
  • Experience designing fashion leather accessories, experience with SLGs a plus
  • Strong computer knowledge, including Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Strong ability to hand sketch and computer render
  • Strong design and conceptual skills
  • Strong grasp of graphic design as it applies to layouts, print manipulation and embellishments
  • Strong sense of trends, style and color
  • Thorough knowledge of raw materials, as well as, construction techniques
  • Graphic design and experience working with prints a plus
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • An understanding of merchandising as it relates to sales and store environment
  • High organization skills

 

 

kate spade new york is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. all employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. these decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. visit kate spade new york at www.katespade.com.

kate spade new york is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. all employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. these decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. visit kate spade new york at www.katespade.com.

Req ID:  51231


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