Assistant Designer


About Bonobos

We are on a mission to make fits and connections that inspire people to be themselves. Our Bonobos menswear brand is known for being a style instigator and offering perfect-fit risks through our innovative retail model and personalized experience. Launched online in 2007 with its signature line of chinos, Bonobos now offers a variety of styles available to order online and to try on at any one of our 60+ Guideshop locations. Our Guideshops are in-real-life stores that deliver one-on-one service and expert fit advice. Don't think traditional retail, Bonobos is something you haven't seen before.

The Bonobos team is vibrant, collaborative, and inclusive. We value self-awareness, empathy, intellectual honesty, positive energy, and judgment, often over experience. We've created a culture where collaboration and communication are paramount, all while making time for fun and celebrating extraordinary efforts.

About Express, Inc.

Express, Inc. is a multi-brand fashion retailer whose portfolio includes Express, Bonobos and UpWest. The Company operates an omnichannel platform as well as physical and online stores. Grounded in a belief that style, quality and value should all be found in one place, Express is a brand with a purpose - We Create Confidence. We Inspire Self-Expression. - powered by a styling community. Bonobos is a menswear brand known for exceptional fit and an innovative retail model. UpWest is an apparel, accessories and home goods brand with a purpose to Provide Comfort for People & Planet.

The Company has over 530 Express retail and Express Factory Outlet stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, the online store and the Express mobile app; over 60 Bonobos Guideshop locations and the online store; and 13 UpWest retail stores and the online store. Express, Inc. is traded on the NYSE under the symbol EXPR. For more information about our Company, please visit and for more information about our brands, please visit, or

Location Name

New York Office

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Bonobos is seeking an Assistant Designer who will be responsible for supporting the design process in all of its facets, including sketching, creating and updating detailed tech packs, updating BOMs and trim pages, taking detailed notes during fittings, and communicating clearly with cross functional partners in P&S, Tech Design, and Merchandising.

Looking for experienced candidates in Men's Shirts, Tailored Clothing or Denim.

  • Assists and supports Design team in development and innovation of ideas and trends that support the brand.
  • Participate in research and development of seasonal trends (Runway, Magazines, Style blogs, ect).
  • Assists in shopping retail and designer markets to seek new & innovative ideas.
  • Assists in product development at all stages under guidance of Designers.
  • Assists the Designer in sketching & developing to the product category he / she is assigned to.
  • Creates flat technical Illustrator sketches for Design development tech packs.
  • Creates Design development tech pack components accurately. Modifies and updates information as necessary throughout development cycle.
  • Participate and attend all fittings until approved fit. Take detailed notes and follow up as needed.
  • Organizes and updates Design sketch boards for use and reference at all times.
  • Maintain all current design information: color, prints, trims, reference tears, ect.
  • Help maintain organizational support to the team. Document and preserve all illustrations, design layouts, and design development information for future reference.
  • Prepare line and presentation materials for weekly and milestone meetings: line sheets, print boards, fabric boards, sketch boards, research boards, and garment samples.
  • Provide support to sr. designer/designer during design-driven meetings-take accurate notes, help dress model, provide tech pack details as needed
  • Communicate(s) on daily basis with cross-functional teams & overseas offices to assist in workload and deliverables.
  • Work with greater design team in other categories to support larger design direction goals & objectives.
  • Adheres to seasonal time and action calendar to meet all deliverables

Required Experience & Qualifications
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Apparel Design
  • Experience: 0 - 2 years
  • Eye for the brand. Excellent design and sketching skills. Strong fashion and creative ability. Keen trend awareness.
  • Strong organizational skills & ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to anticipate next.
  • Ability to work well with multiple team members: Positive Team player attitude.
  • Sense of accountability and strong work ethic.
  • Punctuality & dependable attendance.
  • Proficiency in: WebPDM, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Windows (Outlook / Word / Excel).

Critical Skills & Attributes
  • Internship in Fashion Design

Benefits and Compensation:

Express, Inc. offers a range of benefits to help protect full-time associates health and long-term financial security including:
  • Medical, pharmacy, dental and vision coverage
  • 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with Company match
  • Merchandise discount
  • Paid Time Off
  • Parental leave for new moms and dads

Part-time associates may be eligible to receive paid sick leave, public health emergency leave and to participate in the 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with Company match. Additionally, part-time associates are eligible to receive a merchandise discount, and to choose voluntary benefits through YouDecide. Full-time associates may be eligible to participate in our incentive plan.

Actual compensation offered is dependent upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, work location, education, relevant skills and experience of the candidate.

Early Entry

Salary Range

$58,600 - $82,100


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