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Design Assistant more...
Location:Buffalo, NY
Company:New Era Cap
First posted:February 10, 2017
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Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY
The role of the Assistant Designer is to develop artwork/product ranging from custom account requests through original seasonal trend appropriate headwear.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
* Understands and participates in seasonal product design from concept through sales prototypes
* Understands seasonal market trends and designs product which is trend appropriate
* Effectively designs and processes account custom artwork requests within a designated time frame
* Effectively processes approved custom artwork for digitizing production
* Regularly analyzes custom artwork request trends and leverages this information into product for seasonal product offerings
* Effectively communicates with sales reps on custom artwork needs
* Creates league/team approvals for conceptual designs
* Creates and maintains templates for production of seasonal prototypes and sales samples
* Reviews prototype samples against tech packs for accuracy
* Creates seasonal logo instruction templates for designing team/league logos
* Assists Designers in prototype tech pack builds for major key account design sessions
* Assists in maintaining seasonal product line reports
* Meets or exceeds timelines associated with seasonal calendars
* Works closely with internal customers to support special projects

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
* Minimum of 2 years experience in a graphic/product design environment
* Minimum of 2 years experience in a soft goods embroidery/screenprinting environment
* Demonstrates a basic understanding of the limitations to the embroidery and screenprinting process
* Demonstrates a strong graphic ability in custom logo and wordmark design; can provide a portfolio of creative work demonstrating this
* Demonstrates a limited knowledge of professional sports leagues and teams
* Experience in a Mac environment with proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel
* Demonstrates excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
* Ability to manage multiple design projects on a daily basis while meeting established deadlines
* Communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work as a team player
* Positive attitude and able to work in a fast paced environment
* Actively participate in design critiques
* Strong ability to problem solve and identify creative solutions

Education
* Degree or certification in Graphic Design, Fashion Design or Communication Arts

Travel Requirement
* 0-5% Domestic and/or International

Employment Type:
Full-Time

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