Assistant Designer - Monsoon

Ref: MON10251
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Department: Design
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: 12/04/2019

At Monsoon, we are passionate about connecting the contemporary with far eastern inspiration, to create a brand that’s completely unique. We champion natural beauty, body positivity and an ethical sustainable product you can be proud to buy, wear and create.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a talented Assistant Designer/experienced Design Assistant to join our Monsoon Knitwear design team.  You will work with the Senior Designer to design, spec and develop a broad spectrum from basic knits to hand embellished knits.


What will you do as an Assistant Designer?

  • Anticipate, identify and develop trends into commercial and innovative product
  • Contribute to the research of key items, trends and ideas
  • Assist in the planning of the Critical path for product areas, ensuring effective communication with suppliers and team members
  • Identify commercially viable products in order to maximize business performance
  • To produce technically proficient design briefs
  • Working to high standards to achieve targets, taking all actions necessary to ensure excellence and quality is achieved
  • You will need to complete specs/Design packs


What you will need to succeed as an Assistant Designer?

  • You will have proven commercial experience designing knitwear  
  • Ability to use CAD as well as freehand sketching and designing
  • Good technical skills in garment construction and technical fabric knowledge
  • Good organisational skills and an ability to communicate and work well under pressure
  • An enthusiastic team player who understands the Monsoon customer
  • A good eye for colour
  • Ability to brief samples in a variety of mediums appropriate to each design  
  • Excellent hand drawing skills to produce artworks and specifications
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding or brand handwriting
  • A proficient user of MS Office
  • A working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop or similar package


If you're ambitious, Monsoon is a great place to be.  You will enjoy a fantastic benefits package which includes an amazing discount across our brands, up to 23 days holiday, pension, life assurance and an interest free season ticket card loan.  We also provide a great range of Voluntary benefits with external companies that you can take advantage of such as discounts on gym memberships and the opportunity to ride a tax free bike to work to name a few!

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