Assistant Designer


UpWest launched November 2019 and have been steadily growing since. We launched with a singular brand purpose: To Provide Comfort. As a dual gender brand, we strive to provide comfort for body, mind & spirit. We are also on a mission to positively impact people & planet with the choices we make. Join us as we #GoUpWest!


  • Assists and supports Design team in development and innovation of ideas and trends that support Express 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 Senior 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
  • Proficiency in: WebPDM, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Windows (Outlook / Word / Excel).

Critical Skills & Attributes
  • Eye for "UpWest" 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.



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