Design Assistant - Accessorize

Ref: MON09622
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Department: Design
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week

Life moves incredibly fast here at Accessorize.  It’s also full of challenges.  But if you can rise to them, we’ll make it worth your time.  It’s not just with great rewards and benefits.  You’ll work with the best in the industry - the people who’ve made our global business a success.  We will help to stretch you, help you to reach your full potential and accomplish amazing things.  We put people first and pride ourselves in attracting, developing, retaining and inspiring our talent.


Looking for a starting point within your design career and an opportunity to showcase your creativity, colour sense and design skills?

We have a fantastic opportunity for a talented Design Assistant to join our busy Accessorize Design team.  This role will see you supporting in all areas of administration for the cold weather and childrens accessories design team.  This is a versatile opportunity covering a range of design for character driven products, including christmas decorations and novelty socks.  If you have relevant product design, print design or surface pattern design background and have undertaken a design placement/ work experience within fashion, we would be interested in hearing from you.

What will you do as a Design Assistant?
• Assisting the Design team with specs/ layouts/ creating original artworks as well as surface embellishments
• Providing design support with research using relevant media resources to identify key trends and presenting your findings back to the team on a regular basis
• Assisting in the production of design packs and colour palettes for our Designers, Buyers and suppliers
• Assisting in sourcing ideas from the textile trade and suppliers, seeking new ideas for techniques, trims and new fabrics
• Organising the team’s sampling system by liaising with suppliers and documenting designs
• Developing an awareness of best sellers and new reactions incorporating this into the design briefs
• General administrative duties include scanning specs into our system, organising daily couriers to suppliers, setting up filing systems and ad hoc tasks

What you will need to succeed as a Design Assistant?
• You will have studied design or print design for fashion
• You will have excellent drawing skills, a knowledge of print design techniques with a good eye for print and colour
• You will have had some previous design work experience within fashion
• Basic working knowledge of specs and shape design
• Excellent Photoshop and/ or Illustrator skills
• Computer literate and comfortable using Microsoft office
• An up to date knowledge of fashion trends as well as having excellent organisation and communication skills
• Enjoy working under pressure within a fast-paced environment

What are we like to work for?
If you're ambitious, Monsoon Accessorize is a great place to be.  We're still growing which means there are more opportunities than ever before.  We're also committed to developing our talent.  Last year we made numerous promotions across the company. This year promises to be no exception.  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 theatre shows and the opportunity to ride a tax free bike to work to name a few!
If you feel you have the potential to become a Design Assistant, please apply now!

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