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12.07.2021

Hansen & Gretel

Mid Level Design Assistant

company: Hansen & Gretel
job title: Mid Level Design Assistant
location: Paddington
work type: Full-time
level: Mid-level

Role Description

Hansen & Gretel’s design ethos encompasses a certain ‘femininity with bite’. Sharp, uncomplicated, and cut to compliment the female form, but often underscored with a boyish accent.

The name Hansen & Gretel was chosen to represent this synthesis of masculine feminine, that yin & yang where Hansen is a nod to the Directors father’s name, and an ode to the brand’s mannish trace. ‘Gretel’ really constitutes for the idea of womanhood, the girl, the sister, and our journey as female’s which is always a prevalent theme in each collection.

The company Last Label houses two brands, Hansen & Gretel and Ownley (its younger sister). We are seeking an enthusiastic Full-Time Design Assistant to join our passionate Design team. Based in the Sydney, Rosebery you will be a key support to the head designer across two brands. If you love innovation and to push the boundaries with new ideas, if you enjoy working as part of a team and you want to work for growing international brand then we would love to hear from you!

Key Responsibilities

  • Creating garment tech packs including technical drawings and specification sheets.
  • Sample tracking and management within office.
  • Liaising and supporting with communication with off-shore suppliers.
  • To translate briefs into a design concept and an understanding of commercial considerations when designing a product.
  • Researching and trend forecasting.
  • Managing the range overview for collections including any sketches, colour ups, and updates required
  • Drawing, colouring ranges in illustrator
  • Parcel management for any design deliveries received and items to be sent
  • Working closely with other departments including Production, Merchandise and Graphic Design
  • Assist the team with overflow of work as necessary
  • Receive instructions from Designers to assist in the drawing up and development of proposed garments for seasonal product lines.
  • Present in fits and help to action all changes.
  • Be flexible and adapt to taking on multiple tasks and support duties within the Design Room.

 

KEY SKILLS

  • Min.2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Passionate about the fashion design industry
  • Strong attention to detail and high-level accuracy
  • A highly organised individual who enjoys the dynamics of a design environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (advanced excel skills ideal)
  • Advanced in Adobe Creative Suite – Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop
  • 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
  • Experience in assisting in all aspects of design from concept to sampling to final production is desirable
  • Self-motivated individual with a professional, enthusiastic and can do attitude.
  • 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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