ROCKETS OF AWESOME Is Hiring A Fashion Apparel Designer In New York, NY

ROCKETS OF AWESOME is reinventing the way parents shop for kids by leveraging technology, data, brand, personalization, and exceptional merchandise. We’re making shopping for kids apparel convenient and fun—This is the future of vertical commerce.
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We are a New York City-based, venture-backed startup with extensive executive expertise. Join our creative and strategic team working to develop a scalable e-commerce system that powers a business with massive market opportunity. This team cultivates a culture of learning and continuous improvement by investing in automated testing, learning from real-world problems, and immediately adapting.

We value fun, simplicity, and teamwork.

About the position

We’re looking for a Fashion Apparel Designer for our growing company. This is a rare opportunity for a talented, eager, & committed designer to experience all product categories, and have a creative influence on a young brand. Working in a fast paced & evolving environment, alongside the Sr Designer, this designer will look trend-forward, to the women’s, active- & street-wear markets to inspire styles that cool girls can’t find anywhere else.

What you’ll do...

  • Work closely with Sr Designer & Graphic/Print designer to formulate design concepts for all Girls product categories, including: knits, wovens, sweaters, denim, swim, sleep & cold weather accessories. Some experience in Knits preferred.
  • Create color stories and develop exciting, trend-right fabrics, prints, and silhouettes.
  • Create & update garment sketches, tech packs, BOMs, and linesheets.
  • Constantly research of market & runway trends, as it relates to the brand. Constant eye for newness, and ability to translate trends into brand-right & price-right garments.

Who you are...

  • Have a strong sensibility for surface print & graphics, an ability to conceptualize a whole, finished garment & ideate all of its components to Design & Production.
  • Understanding of garment construction & appropriate use of fabrics, particularly cut/sew knits.
  • Work with internal Production partner to track & comment on submits in a timely manner, for excellent outcome. Experience communicating directly with factories preferred.
  • Work with Tech designer to fit & perfect all styles.
  • Manage multiple projects & seasons at once. Awareness of deadlines & commitment to keep them. Responsible for communicating needs & progress to Sr Designer at every step of design process. Willingness to learn, compromise, & redirect when needed; be part of a team.
  • Lead prep for meetings & presentations, including creation & set-up of boards, racks, & decks.

Other Requirements and Considerations:

  • Must have 3-5 years experience in Women’s apparel market (Kid’s market experience not required)
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite—Ability to create technical sketches in Adobe Illustrator
  • Strong hand sketching ability required.
  • Must send relevant work samples or portfolio link to be considered.

To Apply, please click here.