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28.06.2021

The Upside

Design Assistant

company: The Upside
job title: Design Assistant
location: Bondi Junction
work type: Full-time
level: Mid-level

Role Description

THE UPSIDE is looking for a Design Assistant to join our team.

THE UPSIDE leapt to life in 2014 through a deep, authentic love of yoga and a desire to reimagine workout wear through a fashion forward lens. We hold space for every mood, every moment and every woman. Like the women that wear us, we believe in quality of life and legwear. We recognise the need to bring a fashion feel and a yogi soul to performance grade apparel.

As we evolve and grow, we continue to stay true to our guiding principles of balance and integrity, a code that is layered throughout THE UPSIDE’s approach to living, designing and producing.

Provide support to Designers in the seasonal development and processing of product categories. Primarily responsible for Tech pack creation and management with a strong graphics & print development background. A pivotal role providing communication between Design and Production Teams.

Key Responsibilities

  • Receive instructions from Designers to assist in the drawing up and development of proposed garments for seasonal product lines.
  • Responsible for print set up and development.
  • Present in all fits and action all changes.
  • Responsible for all tech pack creation and maintenance
  • Support Designers in finalisation of garments from sample stage to bulk production whilst meeting strict deadlines
  • Assisting Designers with maintenance of spec sheets/ trim sheets
  • Be flexible and adapt to taking on multiple tasks and support duties within the Design Room
  • Liaise with production to ensure all design updates are captured

 

KEY SKILLS

  • Knowledge of and experience with garment construction
  • Experience in Graphic art, print development and creation.
  • Experience in taking on multiple tasks and support duties within a team to ensure deadlines are met
  • Minimum of 1 year in a similar role is desirable
  • Experience in assisting in all aspects of design from concept to sampling to final production is desirable
  • Knowledge of the fashion and fabric industry is desirable
  • Understanding of graphic art, colours, fabrics, trim and fit is desirable
  • Competent in Photoshop and Illustrator programs
  • Competency with Freehand (MAC), Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Email, MS Word and Excel computer programs
  • Team member with strong work ethics, is flexible in approach and supportive of others
  • Ability to multi-task and produce solid performance during pressure work periods
  • Time management and prioritisation skills to complete tasks within limited timeframes
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Interpersonal skills and communication
  • Display passion and motivation for a dynamic surf/skate lifestyle work environment
  • Prioritisation and time management skills

 

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