Assistant Designer - Monsoon

Ref: MON09878
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: 26/08/2018

Looking to join a global retailer who values people?  Then look no further.  We are committed to developing our people, offering key training courses and promotion opportunities. We have issued over £250K worth of grants to our Charity partners, through our Monsoon Accessorize Trust. The Trust allows us to support 19 projects currently and “give back to the communities we trade in”. We are a strong brand with many talented people in the business, along with a loyal customer base who knows our heritage.  We put people first and pride ourselves in attracting, developing, retaining and inspiring our talent.

We’re looking for an Assistant Designer to join our Monsoon Outerwear Design team. We are looking for a creative designer who is passionate about fashion.

What will you do as an Assistant Designer?

Assist and support the department and the Designer in designing, developing, and sampling an original and innovative range in line with the critical path, brand handwriting and business objectives. You will assist in identifying seasonal trends as appropriate for the brand including key fashion profiles, colours, fabrications and must haves for the season. Assist in compiling strong reference material, including researching and creating mood boards and colour palettes/analysis. You will produce and create design briefs and be responsible for meeting the critical path deadlines, highlighting any issues along the way.

What you will need to succeed as an Assistant Designer?

  • Have 2 years experience in a design role
  • Have a keen interest in a career in design and trends
  • A creative and technical ability to support the design of multi production selection
  • Ability to use CAD as well as freehand sketching and designing
  • Have a good understanding of components and a basic knowledge of construction and manufacturing
  • Be self motivated, enthusiastic and the ability to work under your own initiative
  • Confident and articulate communicator with an ability to build strong relationships
  • A good eye for colour
  • Ideally some 3D experience within design
  • Strong skills in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Experience of supervising junior members of staff
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent within fashion, textile or print surface design

What are we like to work for?

If you're ambitious, Monsoon 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, performance related discretionary bonus, 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, tailor made dentist plans and the opportunity to ride a tax free bike to work to name a few!

If you feel you have the potential to become an Assistant Designer, please apply via our internal portal on our website

We look forward to hearing from you.

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