Design Assistant

Ref: MON11122
Salary: competitive
Department: Design
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week

Our story began with one man and his vision that started on a hippy commune in Ibiza, 1970, and finished with an overland trip east, through Afghanistan and India. Now found in West London, we’re creating vibrant products, and sharing endless discovery. We are built on a way of working that we are really proud of, where values and ethics go hand in hand.

We’re looking for a Design Assistant to join our team to assist and support the full Design department and Design Director to develop an original and innovative range, in line with the critical path, brand handwriting and business objectives. 

What will you do as a Design Assistant?

  • Trend research and Sourcing – assist in identifying seasonal trends as appropriate for the brand including key prints, colours, embroideries, and shapes for the season.
  • Create unique, in-house products which deliver newness and commerciality, under team guidance
  • Assist in compiling strong reference material for the wider team
  • Produce and create design briefs/specs within area, under team guidance.
  • Ability to collate and edit catwalk information specific to department and brand
  • Ability to translate product design across different categories
  • Support the print team on administrative based design task
  • Where required, assist in supporting of the Critical Path for product areas, ensuring effective communication with Suppliers and relevant team members
  • Support Design department by managing stationary orders and maintaining expense sheets, maintaining heritage rooms and archive systems
  • Support Design department on couriers and post, across full team.

What will you need to succeed as a Designer?

  • Experienced Design Assistant with creative and technical ability to support and design across a multi-product collection.
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about design.
  • Self-motivated  with an ability to work under own initiative
  • Confident and articulate communicator with an ability to build strong relationships
  • Ability to deliver to tight timescales and work under pressure
  • A good eye for colour
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of ‘brand handwriting ‘
  • CAD skills/ Drawing & Painting skills
  • Efficient in Adobe Creative Cloud programmes
  • Experience in embroidery design would be beneficial
  • Hands on approach to working collaboratively across multiple departments

Please note all applications should include a portfolio and CV to be considered for the role advertised.

If this all sounds great and you feel you are who we are looking for, let us know and apply today!

At Monsoon Accessorize we don’t focus only on what we do, we also care about how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and an environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people and are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will also consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

We provide reasonable accommodations as needed to people with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at careers@monsoon.co.uk to request discuss any specific requirements.

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