Banjo & Matilda Is Hiring A Design & Production Assistant In Los Angeles

Luxury lifestyle brand, Banjo & Matilda is hiring a Design & Production Assistant who will be the right-hand to the Creative Director. This is an incredible opportunity for a recent design graduate or multi-internship candidate who is ready to expand their experience and responsibilities.
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Based in Los Angeles, Banjo & Matilda is a boutique, digital-only, luxury lifestyle brand, founded in Australia and renowned for its sumptuous cashmere sweaters. This is an incredible opportunity for a recent design graduate or multi-internship candidate who is ready to expand their experience and responsibilities to more tangible aspects of the fashion industry. We are searching for an all-rounder who is comfortable working in a small-team environment that has a ‘start-up’ soul, and isn’t opposed to multi-tasking. If you are keen to learn the business aspects of a fashion brand (left-brain), in addition to being a talented up-and-comer in design and production (right-brain), we are excited to meet you. You will join the business at an exciting time as it grows beyond just cashmere and into a full apparel offering.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with the Creative Director, acting as her assistant and right-hand person, managing her schedule and deadlines, in accordance with successfully rolling out new weekly styles to the market.
  • This includes assisting with compilation of design specs/tech packs and overseeing production of designs from sketches to finished product.
  • Assisting with the development of themes, colors, fabrication, and silhouettes for the upcoming deliveries as well as working with mills to develop original textures and patterns.
  • Assisting with the development of presentation/mood boards and presenting lines in concept meetings.
  • Assisting with raw material research, trend research, flat sketches and fashion illustration and fabric/trim research.
  • Assisting with effective liaison of factories and vendors to maintain the ‘critical path’ document.
  • Managing design archive and samples.
  • Any administrative duties that arise in accordance with the above.

Appropriate candidates will have the following skills:

  • A degree in Apparel or Fashion Design or equivalent related work experience/internships
  • A thorough understanding of textile construction and knitwear techniques
  • CAD experience is preferred.
  • Must be a competent and happy multi-tasker.
  • Knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop and Excel.
  • Good organization skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work solo as well as in a small-team environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

To Apply: Please send your resume to belynda@banjoandmatilda.com.