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Become An Associate Designer

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Working As An Associate Designer

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Selling or Influencing Others
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • $57,046

    Average Salary

What Does An Associate Designer Do

An Associate Designer helps in developing sketches on paper and in graphic design software. They usually are supervised by the junior staff and interns.

How To Become An Associate Designer

Typically, there are no formal education requirements for retail sales workers. Most receive on-the-job training, which usually lasts a few days to a few months.

Education

Although retail or parts sales positions usually have no formal education requirements, some employers prefer applicants who have a high school diploma or equivalent, especially employers who sell technical products or “big-ticket” items, such as electronics or cars.

Training

Most retail sales workers receive on-the-job training, which usually lasts a few days to a few months. In small stores, an experienced employee often trains newly hired workers. In large stores, training programs are more formal and usually conducted over several days.

During training sessions, topics often include customer service, security, the store’s policies and procedures, and how to operate the cash register.

Depending on the type of product they are selling, employees may be given additional specialized training. For example, salespersons working in cosmetics get instruction on the types of products the store offers and for whom the cosmetics would be most beneficial. Likewise, those who sell computers may be instructed on the technical differences between computer products.

Because providing exceptional service to customers is a priority for many employers, employees often get periodic training to update and refine their skills.

Advancement

Retail sales workers typically have opportunities to advance to supervisory or managerial positions. Some employers want candidates for managerial positions to have a college degree.

As sales workers gain experience and seniority, they often move into positions that have greater responsibility and may be given their choice of departments in which to work. This opportunity often means moving to positions with higher potential earnings and commissions. The highest earnings potential usually involves selling “big-ticket” items—such as cars, jewelry, furniture, and electronics. These positions often require workers with extensive knowledge of the product and an excellent talent for persuasion.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Retail sales workers must be responsive to the wants and needs of customers. They should explain the product options available to customers and make appropriate recommendations.

Interpersonal skills. A friendly and outgoing personality is important for these workers because the job requires almost constant interaction with people. 

Math skills. Retail sales workers must have the ability to calculate price totals, discounts, and change owed to customers.

Persistence. A large number of attempted sales may not be successful, so sales workers should not be discouraged easily. They must start each new sales attempt with a positive attitude.

Selling skills. Retail sales workers must be persuasive when interacting with customers. They must clearly and effectively explain the benefits of the merchandise.

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Real Associate Designer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior, Associate Designer Sentry Centers Management LLC New York, NY Jan 12, 2016 $120,000
Associate Designer Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, LLP New York, NY Nov 01, 2016 $120,000
Associate Designer The Levy Group, Inc. New York, NY Apr 09, 2016 $115,000
Associate Designer KPIT Infosystems, Inc. Renton, WA Aug 24, 2016 $90,160
Associate Designer IBM Corporation San Francisco, CA Feb 08, 2016 $88,001 -
$100,001
Associate Designer KPIT Infosystems Inc. Houston, TX Oct 16, 2016 $88,000
Associate Designer KPIT Infosystems Inc. Houston, TX Sep 30, 2016 $88,000
Associate Designer P Devos Designs Inc. New York, NY Sep 20, 2016 $85,700
Designer, Associate Samsung Research America, Inc. Mountain View, CA Aug 23, 2015 $85,000
Associate Designer GBG USA, Inc. Commerce, CA Nov 05, 2016 $85,000
Associate Designer Victoria's Secret Stores, LLC New York, NY Feb 12, 2016 $80,974
Associate Designer Victoria's Secret Stores, LLC New York, NY Sep 12, 2015 $80,621
Associate Designer LF Distribution International Inc. New York, NY Jan 10, 2016 $64,896
Associate Designer Tiffany & Co. New York, NY Jan 01, 2015 $63,225
Associate Designer Chico's Fas, Inc. Fort Myers, FL Dec 08, 2016 $62,131
Associate Designer/Jean Rag & Bone Industriess LLC NY Oct 01, 2015 $62,000 -
$75,000
Associate Designer, Denim Lane Bryant, Inc. New York, NY Feb 26, 2016 $61,402 -
$83,600
Associate Designer J.C. Penney Corporation, Inc. New York, NY Aug 16, 2016 $61,402 -
$97,700
Associate Designer Victoria's Secret Stores LLC New York, NY Sep 04, 2015 $61,069 -
$80,000
Associate Designer Infor (Us), Inc. New York, NY Sep 22, 2015 $60,500
Associate Designer AKQA, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jul 31, 2015 $58,885 -
$80,000
Associate Designer Meadowbrook Design Rodeo, CA Oct 09, 2016 $58,686
Associate Designer Mattel, Inc. El Segundo, CA Apr 09, 2015 $57,530
Associate Designer Carole Hochman Design Group, Inc. New York, NY Feb 16, 2016 $57,500
Associate Designer Icrave LLC New York, NY May 08, 2016 $57,500
Women's Ready-To-Wear Associate Designer 3.1 Phillip Lim, LLC New York, NY Jun 09, 2016 $57,000
Associate Designer Ralph Lauren Corporation New York, NY Nov 01, 2016 $57,000
Associate Designer DL 1961 Premium Denim Inc. New York, NY Jun 09, 2016 $57,000

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Top Skills for An Associate Designer

NewFabricsCADTechPacksDesignDetailsTrendResearchAdobeIllustratorCustomerServiceAdobePhotoshopProductDevelopmentArtTechnicalDesignPrivateLabelGarmentConstructionApparelLineSheetsPresentationBoardsDenimSpacePlanningDesignProcessLabDips

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Top Associate Designer Skills

  1. New Fabrics
  2. CAD
  3. Tech Packs
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed new fabrics, yarns (stripes layouts) and advise on strike offs.
  • Developed and implemented CAD guidelines.
  • Updated tech packs to stay on top of Design sketch revision, construction details and specs following Concept line review.
  • Created presentation boards and illustrated design details.
  • Shopped retail stores for fashion trends in the swimwear market and conducted international trend research and color direction.

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