Top Associate Designer Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an Associate Designer. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Associate Designer resumes they appeared on. For example, 8.2% of Associate Designer resumes contained CAD as a skill. Let's find out what skills an Associate Designer actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Associate Designer resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. CAD

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Here's how CAD is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Conducted personal appointments to discuss custom design options, illustrated available selections with CAD-based designs, and provided project-cost estimates.
  • Design Associate team member supporting development of automated production machinery using AutoCAD.
  • Designed furniture for residential purposes using AutoCAD and Rhinoceros.
  • Generated red-lined construction drawings for numerous projects using AutoCAD.
  • Developed and implemented CAD guidelines.
  • Input information into spreadsheet in order to track plans, cad cards, status of each project, and current projects.
  • Worked with academic departments and student organizations to provide layout and design for brochures, posters and invitations for campus events.
  • Continued to expand skills by taking courses offered through local CAD training center to learn the latest versions of AutoCAD.
  • Conducted in-depth trend research to design current, market-driven CAD sketches and oversee production of samples and related marketing materials.
  • Created Auto-CAD drawings of interior construction plans, floor plans, furniture plans, material schedules, and installation plans.
  • Design modifications to ECS systems on Airbus A340 and Boeing BBJ aircraft and all associated ducting utilizing AutoCAD 2010.
  • Used skills with tools acquired in Architecture school such as AutoCAD and laser cutters towards jewelry design and production.
  • Led a CAD team that generated design/construction intent drawing packages for Hallmark's western region retail store architecture group.
  • Conducted in-depth trend research to design current, market-driven CAD sketches and oversaw the production of sales samples.
  • Work daily with CAD and Graphics team, pass inspiration and giving feedback for pattern and graphic art.
  • Constructed many tailored samples and prepared all info for CAD designers while working against time sensitive time lines.
  • Created & illustrated flats, garment diagrams & various CADS for undergarments, logo tees and swimwear.
  • Designed lighting layouts using ACAD 12 and hand drafting techniques for floor plans and reflected ceiling plans.
  • Produced 3d models and renderings of products along with architectural CAD drawings for presentations and ordering purposes.
  • Led, trained and continuously developed staff of three - an associate designer and two CAD artists.

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2. Adobe Photoshop

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Here's how Adobe Photoshop is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Designed and created graphics for custom clothing and other merchandise using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Used Adobe Photoshop to make edits and enhancements to customer's photos.
  • Created catalogues on adobe illustrator and adobe Photoshop.
  • Completed graphic images using Adobe Photoshop CS2 and inputted interior finish details on 3D renderings using Sketchup.
  • Worked with Adobe Photoshop to recolor and resize prints for swim.
  • Worked with PC, Adobe Indesign 6, Adobe Illustrator 6, and Adobe Photoshop 6.
  • Photographed new market samples daily for design team Mastered Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator Designed advertisements for social media outlets for upcoming seasons
  • Edited pictures used for Ad Banners, Social Media Campaigns, Protiviti website and other marketing collaterals in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Worked with users of the FABLab, working on technologies like Macromedia Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.

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3. Fabric Samples

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Here's how Fabric Samples is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Follow and release latest fabric samples to established clients.

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4. Tech Packs

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Here's how Tech Packs is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Create tech packs and communicated directly with vendors domestically/ internationally regarding development.
  • Create detailed sheets with all specifications to be used by technical designers to create tech packs for costing teams and factories.
  • Managed a small team of assistant designers as well as trained them on companies standards, tech packs and CAD.
  • Communicated daily with overseas vendors, scheduled & conducted all fittings, spec'd all styles & completed tech packs.
  • Created style tech packs, communicated details to technical design team & maintained sketches & marketing pages for production use.
  • Updated tech packs to stay on top of Design sketch revision, construction details and specs following Concept line review.
  • Assisted in all aspects of these three businesses; sketching, presentations, tech packs, trim and fabric development.
  • Created and maintained tech packs, style books, and line plans, in addition to maintaining garment photographs.
  • Created tech packs to be sent to overseas teams, which include all key components of developing a style.
  • Communicated daily via email and telephone to track trim and fabric development, and manage tech packs and samples.
  • Update tech packs with all fit comments and spec changes based on fittings and send them out to factories.
  • Sketched all garments as both fashion illustrations and technical flats for presentation materials as well development tech packs.
  • Develop style notes, pricing tech packs, and detail sheets for all garments in the line.
  • Created production tech packs with final flat sketches, stitch and trim details to send to factories.
  • Sketched and developed tech packs and communicating overseas to assure the understanding of the details of garment.
  • Created and maintained all style renderings, tech packs, bill of materials, and art files.
  • Designed new denim styles, created tech packs, pocket embroideries, and researched market trends.
  • Research and shop market and Internet sites for concepts, trend board development and tech packs.
  • Attended fittings, made fit comments and updated tech packs/sketches for production to reflect any changes.
  • Created and maintained tech packs and trim sheets with up to date changes for overseas production.

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5. Design Details

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Here's how Design Details is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Ensured quality of fabricated products were properly maintained by thoroughly reviewing construction of samples and design details.
  • Developed new product with required measurement specification and design details to factories to create costumes.
  • Developed new fabrics by communicating design details and requirements with domestic and overseas mills.
  • Maintained thorough knowledge of the line (silhouettes, yarns/fabrics and design details) and is responsible for tracking changes/additions.
  • Participated in fit sessions to ensure design details are as requested, while providing suggestions for major fit issues.
  • Worked closely with technical design on fittings and design details for prototypes and production samples.
  • Assisted the product coordinator with design details for the development of market samples.
  • Worked closely with the model makers to review design details of each model.
  • Communicated daily with overseas production, advising design details, & tracking samples.
  • Communicated technical design details to Patternmakers.
  • Approved all final design details, samples and pre-production samples.

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6. Trend Research

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Here's how Trend Research is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Facilitated consumer product and trend research to leverage information for new product developments.
  • Collaborated with the design team for trend research and line direction as it relates to the company image and consumer expectation.
  • Shopped retail stores for fashion trends in the swimwear market and conducted international trend research and color direction.
  • Lead team projects to achieve each season's goals, including sample shopping and trend research.
  • Conducted detailed trend research and analysis to design cohesive sweater lines for multiple, concurrent seasons.
  • Initiated, completed, & utilized lifestyle merchandising planning, trend research, & market analysis.
  • Market Research - Competitive Brand Study, Seasonal and Trend Research, Sourcing & on-field research.
  • Market and trend research of styles, silhouettes, fabrics, colors and trends.
  • Assisted Designer in bringing in new ideas through competitive shopping and trend research.
  • Assisted in merchandising and trend research of the current fashion market demands.
  • Worked closely with design team to compile trend research and trend boards.
  • Associate Designer - trend research, merchandising, product development
  • Put together product boards for presentations and trend research.
  • Analyzed market and trend research of competitors.
  • Designed from swipe and trend research.
  • Lead trend research & design presentations.
  • Performed trend research each season.
  • Sketched bodies for catalogs researched and ordered sample trim and fabric- shopped stores and trend research.
  • Created initial designs, sketches, and trimsheets each season after thorough trend research
  • Create new collection for new season Material and trend research.

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7. Concept Boards

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Here's how Concept Boards is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Researched current trends, shopped stores, presented mood/concept boards for belts and denim geared towards the target junior market.
  • Design concept boards and create floor plans to scale using AutoCAD, and when necessary create PDF s of documents.
  • Managed and produced private label lines - Constructed seasonal theme and concept boards - Communicated daily with oversea vendors
  • Create concept boards to communicate design and color direction to present at buyer meetings.
  • Create concept boards identifying color and trend direction utilized in seasonal designs.
  • Developed seasonal concept boards which created a clear vision of the season.
  • Created concept boards, managed designs from sketch to bulk production.
  • Devised all materials for sales presentation including thematic and concept boards.
  • Create inspiring and exquisite concept boards to present along with Senior Designer to Neiman Marcus Assistant Buyer for approval.
  • DESIGN ASSISTANT Instrumental in the preparation of concept boards according to designers specifications.
  • Assist with design/concept boards to communicate design and color direction.
  • Assisted design team with color & image inspiration research Developed concept boards for future garment design Navigated Fashion blogs & stylesight.com

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8. Overseas Vendors

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Here's how Overseas Vendors is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Communicated daily with overseas vendors and cross functional members to quickly resolve problems and facilitate questions.
  • Sourced and managed fabric library while building trusting relationships with domestic and overseas vendors.
  • Generated detailed fashion illustrations and technical drawings for a multitude of overseas vendors.
  • Corresponded with overseas vendors regarding various technical and design issues.
  • Communicated with factories and overseas vendors using Microsoft Outlook.
  • Communicated the detailed Technical Packages to overseas vendors.
  • Designed and developed hardware, cups, fabric, and prints with local as well as overseas vendors.
  • Make fit comments and corrections and send to overseas vendors, utilizing illustrations created with Adobe Illustrator.
  • Sourced with overseas vendors on plate and color development of leathers and all aspects of hardware.
  • Communicated with overseas vendors from various countries regarding fabric, trim, and artwork approvals.
  • Send out and follow up on packages for overseas vendors.
  • Develop complex beading layouts in house and with overseas vendors.
  • Developed new prints and embroidery designs with overseas vendors.
  • Create development packages for domestic and overseas vendors.
  • Communicated & followed all aspects of design with factories Sourced fabrics and trims with local and overseas vendors.

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9. New Product Development

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Here's how New Product Development is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Communicated effectively with factories on following up on all new product development/sampling, monitoring the process from start to finish.
  • Facilitated new product development meetings for the initiation of incoming customer orders for new and enhanced products.
  • Provide conceptual models and drawings for new product development and continuing engineering on production machinery.
  • Supported New Product Development of military truck demo for British Military.
  • Provide engineering assistance in new product development.
  • Collaborated on new product developments.

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10. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Assisted management with coaching and cross training customer service representatives to implement new promotional offers on a consistent basis.
  • Developed and implemented efficient and effective customer service operations.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to existing and potential guest.
  • Managed showroom traffic and provided top-notch customer service.
  • Provided customer service by greeting and assisting customers.
  • Prioritized and executed excellent customer service.
  • Team Lead - Mythic Customer Support Shift manager for 20+ person online customer service department responsible for supervising In-Game Customer Support.
  • Follow the customer through the sale, workroom and delivery process in order to maintain a high level of customer service.
  • Worked in the Decor Department as an Associate Salesperson; supported window treatment, furniture sales and customer service objectives.
  • Work with Labor Coordinator and Customer Service to ensure that products are produced in time and orders are fulfilled.
  • Provide quality customer service in order to evaluate customer's needs based on their space constraints and budgets.
  • Frequent phone contact to answer client's questions, write up orders and manage customer service issues.
  • Volunteered as a member of the design associates support team to enhance skills in customer service.
  • Managed consultants' training initiatives including Customer Service New Hire, Optimum Online and Optimum Telephone.
  • Communicated with designers and customer service associates while ensuring quality and success in the final product.
  • Facilitated order, delivery, and installation of products as well as post-purchase customer service.
  • Provide customer service for high profile clientele base; designer, residential and commercial.
  • Interfaced with customer service, sales, and production to deliver a quality product.
  • Provide customer service to individuals seeking to purchase show clothing and design consultation.
  • Facilitated seminars on store procedures, customer service, and state health/safety codes.

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11. Design Documents

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Here's how Design Documents is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Assisted with designing CSC Cloud Orchestration Layer system, including generating requirements, functional specifications, and design documents.
  • Review design documents to ensure compliance with design criteria and standards.
  • Created of design documents including sketches, design drawings, models, mockups and more.
  • Assisted by reviewing design documents and generating weekly drawings Researched and coordinated materials/specifications Designed/created material boards for client presentations
  • Develop and maintain design documents including internal/external standards, DFMEA, etc.
  • Prepared Design documents using Auto Cad 2D and estimation of the total project cost.

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12. Line Sheets

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Here's how Line Sheets is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Create design and line sheets send out color standards, meet with local vendors to shop for new looks and fabric.
  • Created all line presentation materials including mood boards, trend packets, line sheets, illustrator sketches & seasonal trim boards.
  • Produced flat sketches, cads, line sheets and tech packs (updated/edited sketches & specifications as necessary).
  • Generate working line sheets in order to facilitate development and organize branches of fabric & basic driven line.
  • Managed the Kids clothing line, fulfilling sample requests, presentation line sheets and garment style sheets.
  • Assisted Production Manager by providing markers, fabrics, trims, line sheets and costing for production.
  • Created and maintained up to date design detail pages and line sheets to reflect seasonal sweater assortments.
  • Developed flat sketches, CAD drawings, and line sheets for meetings with buyers and divisional managers.
  • Updated line sheets with fabric, color and trim information per requests from buyers and management.
  • Design graphics, line sheets, construction sheets, labels, hang tags and technical sketches.
  • Hand sketched all flats & line sheets for pattern makers & sales reps.
  • Created CAD Line sheets for Melissa McCarthy as well as the Sales Team.
  • Created detailed flat sketches and line sheets using Adobe Illustrator along with measurements.
  • Created flats sketches, line sheets, and detail sheets for kids department.
  • Presented line sheets of sketches and design concepts to buyers and merchandisers.
  • Worked closely with Sales team to create line sheets and style overviews.
  • Prepared samples to show at market and created corresponding line sheets.
  • Created style requests, CADS and line sheets for new designs.
  • Formulate and maintain line sheets, style guides and art sheets.
  • Prepared line sheets and set up showrooms for market week.

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13. Lab Dips

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Here's how Lab Dips is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Corresponded with factories in China for prototype development and production; reviewed and approved lab dips with Head Designer.
  • Review & authorize factory on approvals from buyer / CTL lab dips, trims, labels, etc.
  • Reviewed lab dips for selected colors and followed up with vendors to ensure exact matches were secured.
  • Comment and approve all lab dips, fit samples and wash approvals for samples and bulk production.
  • Reviewed and commented on washes, prints, lab dips, trims, and embroideries.
  • Reviewed and issued comments/approvals for color lab dips, fabrics, trims and prototypes.
  • Review fabrics, lab dips, art work, and fit samples for approval.
  • Produced sample requests, lab dips & swatch cards for sales reps.
  • Maintained a library of all fabrics and Lab dips for each season.
  • Order sample requisition, critique lab dips, direct & applique embroideries.
  • Prepared color standards for yarn supplier seasonally to generate new lab dips.
  • Review strike-offs, lab dips, and samples for bulk approval.
  • Approved lab dips and hardware for development samples and PO's.
  • Approved overseas Lab dips, swatches, trims and artwork.
  • Approved samples, lab dips and print strike-offs for production.
  • Reviewed all fabric and trim lab dips for production.
  • Approved lab dips and first samples.
  • Established colors; approved lab dips.
  • Approved lab dips and strike-offs.
  • Approved lab dips and strike off's.

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14. Garment Construction

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Here's how Garment Construction is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Approved color, bulk fabric, garment construction, trim and artwork for production.
  • Revise sketches and advice fit comments that reflect garment construction changes after fitting.
  • Attained knowledge of production and understanding of quality and garment construction.
  • Worked with production on garment construction.
  • Developed technical packages from specs and knowledge of garment construction Communicate comments, corrections and detailed illustrations to overseas factories
  • Speced and evaluated trims, sewing and garment construction for consistency of fit.
  • Worked with in house patternmakers and sample makers in garment construction.
  • Correspond with factories to ensure sketches translate accurately to prototype, nal Garment Construction development sample and duplicate stages.

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15. Private Label

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Here's how Private Label is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Facilitated with individual projects per designated assignment for private label companies.
  • Communicated with private label companies on designs and custom specifications.
  • Interpreted seasonal fashion direction, brand/label strategy, assortment opportunities and merchandised trends for private label brands INC and Morgan Taylor.
  • Designed career casual woven jackets, pants, skirts, blouses, and knit tops for line and private labels.
  • Source sample fabric/trims/findings; negotiate price with vendors; handle cost sheets; execute special sample requests for Buyer's/private label.
  • Approved and corrected patterns, fabrics, and trims for showroom samples, dupe requests, private label buyers.
  • Sourced trims for private label accounts with their approved suppliers and set up approved trims in internal system.
  • Designed private label garments and collaborated with Sample and Production Pattern Makers to assure garment fit correctly.
  • Job Description: Design and development for high-end private label contemporary cashmere and knit line.
  • Assisted senior designer in all lines including junior sportswear, dresses and private label.
  • Created a large variety different manipulations and silhouettes that targeted all Private Label lines.
  • Worked with director to create private label product that was representative of each account.
  • Created tech packs & line sheets for the line and private labels.
  • Worked closely with Head Designer to develop collection for private label account.
  • Designed girls 4-6x separates and sets for multiple private label clients.
  • Worked with private label account designers on fittings and design comments.
  • Developed product for private label accounts while overhauling the knits line.
  • Co-designed sleepwear and lounge wear collections for line and private label.
  • Developed seasonal private label collections for all Liz Claiborne woven styles.
  • Traveled to domestic brands to review collections for private label partnerships.

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16. Presentation Boards

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Here's how Presentation Boards is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Created and illustrated presentation boards.
  • Created detailed Mood and Presentation boards, sketched various illustrations which contributed to the clarity of the collection.
  • Created presentation boards of the line for sales meetings, line previews, and for overseas factory.
  • Prepare seasonal trend presentations and create presentation boards for pitching design ideas for current and future business.
  • Organized all CADS, presentation boards' tech packs, wash and fabric development and embellished layouts.
  • Created sketches, CADS, presentation boards, and in-house mock-ups using balanced fabrics and trims.
  • Created blue prints, renderings, and presentation boards to market and sell our designs to clients
  • Selected and specified FF&E and created presentation boards to reflect potential vision for project.
  • Design and assemble presentation boards, including furniture and finishes and excel budget sheets.
  • Organized trend research, created presentation boards, hand sketches, technical specs and rendering
  • Created presentation boards and traveled to present line along with head designer to Disney.
  • Assisted with presentation boards and in preparation and care of sale sample for showroom.
  • Fashion illustration and flats sketching done by hand; in addition to presentation boards
  • Sketched technical flats by hand and created presentation boards to review with merchandisers.
  • Created presentation boards, flat drawing, sketches, and managing overseas packages.
  • Created cads or presentation boards for selected garments based on buyer requests.
  • Created all trend presentation boards for design/sales meetings and market week presentations.
  • Prepared presentation boards highlighting sketches, fabric and color for sketch reviews.
  • Created construction drawings, presentation boards, and construction documents.
  • Worked closely with designers sketching flats and prepared presentation boards.

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17. New Construction

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Here's how New Construction is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Created interior and plumbing specifications for new construction and renovations.
  • Associate designer for firm specializing in high-end residential new construction.
  • Put folders together of new developments and sent to contractors for new construction.
  • Collaborated with a broad range of vendors in new construction and remodeling projects.
  • Experienced designer of residential and commercial additions, remodeling, and new construction.
  • Supervised tenancy renovations, relocations and new constructions.
  • Design and engineering for new construction and existing buildings spanning high technology, commercial, industrial, institutional and residential occupancies.

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18. Denim

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Here's how Denim is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Collaborated with local and international manufacturers for denim, fabric and wash development.
  • Developed & produced a women's denim brand for major retail distribution to 500 doors across the United States.
  • Sourced new trim development for Men's denim Fall 16 and HHM His, Hers, Mine project.
  • Contributed to design new ideas of women's denim (tops and bottoms) for upcoming seasons.
  • Work with Design Director to developed new denim fabrics, washes, trims, colors and styles.
  • Designed cut and sew Knit tops and woven's with an emphasis of Denim washed bottoms.
  • Design and manage all aspects of the new Knit Denim Jacket program from development to production.
  • Designed and merchandised Girl's 7-16 Junior-oriented denim, knit, dress, and sportswear line.
  • Designed Separates; Denim/ Woven jackets, skirts, jeans, back pocket design layouts.
  • Forecast denim & bottom weight trends in fabric and color through outsourcing extensive denim resources.
  • Developed sample line of denim bottoms, screen-printed tops & layette.
  • Worked in Jolt Girl's size 7-12 Denim department.
  • Worked to establish grading specifications for Anthropologie denim petites
  • Developed new denim identification system !
  • Design Men's styles in the following categories: Woven; Knit; Denim - Attend fitting session with Sr.
  • Created graphics for the successful Mudd Girls line and Coco Blu a division of better denim and tops.
  • Assisted Head Designers with designing 100-300 denim styles on a monthly time frame for NY and LA Markets.
  • Assisted design team on Levis brand girls Tops and Denim Bottoms Tween [ ]
  • Customized and refined denim wash and fabrication range approval and tracking system.
  • Developed pocket flashers for Freeform & Max Stretch denim.

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19. Space Planning

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Here's how Space Planning is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Advise clients on design factors including space planning, layout, and utilization of furnishings and equipment, and color coordination.
  • Assisted Real Estate Support Services by doing field dimensions and creating as-built drawings for both space planning/design & lease space calculations.
  • Create these design solutions by utilizing techniques such as space planning and creating ideas for the use of existing furnishings.
  • Space planning, drafting, elevations and perspective drawings to add in the sales and execution of designs.
  • Provided clients with interior design assistance, room building, space planning, furnishings selection in 50K sq.ft.
  • Managed all aspects of client projects; sales, space planning, design, furnishings, and delivery.
  • Utilized knowledge of interior design principles, color theory, and space planning to develop projects for clients.
  • Design assistant duties: fabric and furniture coordination, product selection, and created space planning solutions.
  • Answer customer questions about product, technical specifications, design trends, and space planning.
  • Advise clients on space planning, layout and utilization of furnishings and color selection.
  • Negotiated contracts, adhered to budgets, performed space planning and design consultations.
  • Assist customers and designers select furnishings, space planning, and order processing.
  • Collaborated on showroom space planning and merchandising to optimize sales and promotions.
  • Leveraged technology and space planning programs to enhance their design experience.
  • Space planning, furniture layout, and functional design.
  • Space Planning, FF&E specifications.
  • Provided design consults and space planning.
  • Space planning, furniture layout.
  • Assist in measure of customers' room(s) for space planning.
  • Provided services such as client consultation, concept development, space planning, FF&E, designpresentations, and documentation.

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20. Market Research

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Here's how Market Research is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Maintained knowledge of the market, trend silhouettes and color stories for upcoming seasons, through market research and Forecast Companies.
  • Compiled detailed marketing packages for potential tenants including signage renderings, detailed market research, conceptual layouts, and visibility studies.
  • Understand the customers by doing market research, meet with fabric and trim suppliers, etc.
  • Conducted extensive market research of trends to include silhouettes, details, trim and fabric
  • Researched trends by doing market research and attending domestic print and fabric shows.
  • Aligned strategy and concepts with market research.
  • Shopped in-stores and online for market research.
  • Conduct market research and trend analysis.
  • Market research of competitively related products.
  • Market research on competitor websites.

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21. Apparel

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Here's how Apparel is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Learned technical aspects of construction techniques and fabrications for intimate apparel and supported Technical Designer in all aspects of technical design.
  • Worked with cross functional partners, executing apparel business strategy.
  • Designed and developed apparel ranges for in house brands with major focus on print, product, and packaging design,
  • Organized and prioritized workload including cutting, construction, finishing, pressing and shipping of women s apparel.
  • Formulated and taught design apparel classes, retail sales, daily cash summary, window and floor merchandising.
  • Designed contemporary women s and menswear apparels (Jackets, vest, and dresses) for Bombay Sapphire.
  • Designed prints and plaids for junior apparel and assisted in selecting colors and prints for each season.
  • Conceptualized and designed sportswear apparel for a large client roster in this creative service studio.
  • Assisted in design for DDC LAB Women's Apparel line and Fall'06 Runway Show.
  • Design all categories for kid girl apparel with a focus on active.
  • Developed contemporary line for Next Day Apparel to present to new accounts.
  • Executed Apparel Design work for the Love 21 Contemporary Label i.e.
  • Created all prototype detail sheets for intimate and sleepwear apparel.
  • Be primarily responsible in working with designs in intimate apparel.
  • Cut and Sew Knits for Casual Apparel.
  • Researched, designed, and developed new apparel for men's and women's sleepwear, activewear, and sportswear.
  • Mastered the parameters of licensing for apparel products and while aiding in design from concept through pre-production.
  • Create And illustrate Graphics for Apparel, Accesories, and Marketing from concept to final execution.
  • Designed trend-driven apparel for the mary-kateandashley brand sold at Wal-Mart in Mexico.
  • Created apparel designs by utilizing Illustrator, Photoshop and flat sketching methods.

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22. Outerwear

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Here's how Outerwear is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Shopped domestic & European fabric for new outerwear fabrication development.
  • Design Coordinator - Men's Collection, Suiting/Bottoms/Outerwear
  • Revamped the original collection and expanded the brand to novelty denim, tops, dresses, outerwear, and knits.
  • Designed diverse outerwear categories such as: Leather coats, print jog suits, polar fleece jackets.
  • Experience with woven tops and bottoms, knits tops and bottoms, outerwear and sweaters.
  • Associate designer for woven categories with specialty in denim, non-denim bottoms and light outerwear.
  • Assisted on development of Limited Too outerwear, leggings, denim, and woven bottoms.
  • Designed men and women's fashion and classic golf tops, bottoms and outerwear.
  • Focused on woven fabrications in denim & non-denim bottoms, shorts & outerwear.
  • Experience creating techs for bottoms, outerwear, and men's knit tees.
  • Design blazers, jackets, coats, and vests for female outerwear line.
  • Focused on casual shirting, bottoms, shorts, outerwear & headwear.
  • Design and development responsibilities for denim, woven bottoms and outerwear.
  • Shopped stores in US & Canada for upcoming outerwear trends.
  • Associate designer to the Women's Outerwear Senior Designer.
  • Serve as the Technical Designer for Licensing Outerwear.
  • Designed exclusive outerwear pieces for Nautica runway show on a seasonal basis
  • Collected inspirational tears and designed outerwear and wovens for both collections.
  • Designed men s and women s sweaters, outerwear, knits, and wovens for a sportswear brand with golfing DNA.
  • Design lines for each season, outerwear, swimwear Sketching and developed applique and embroideries, screen-prints and prints.

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23. Design Process

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Here's how Design Process is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Participated fully in design process from concept inspiration boards to material and hardware development to prototype/sample production.
  • Expedited design process by providing complete and accurate technical packages to overseas vendors.
  • Directed teams internally and externally to maintain effectiveness of package design process.
  • DESIGN PROCESS: Collaborated with a team of 3 graphic artists in consistently creating quality, informative, and comprehensive graphics.
  • Managed internal client needs throughout all stages of the design process with a final goal of delivering the highest-quality print materials.
  • Improved department productivity by creating reference tools & establishing systems to improve the design process & increase team output.
  • Manage design process by building strong, balanced assortments that include core and fashion items with multiple product categories.
  • Exposed to both residential and commercial projects and involved in entire design process from conceptual design to installation.
  • Contribute creative input in the design process as well as coming up with bodies and plugging in prints.
  • Learned the design process through company programs, meetings, on the job training, and on-line classes.
  • Established rapport with new clients, building relationships through one-on-one meetings and working together throughout the design process.
  • Partnered with global production facilities in Asia, Brazil and Spain to support design process.
  • Involved in all aspects of the design process for numerous public and private sector projects.
  • Evaluated and re-visioned all aspects of the design process and methodology of the Interiors Group.
  • Assisted Director of Career in all aspects of the design process for seasonal Deliveries.
  • Consulted with builders and their clients through new design process to final plans.
  • Reported on status of design process and cost analysis to project manager.
  • Worked with interior design clients to ensure a smooth design process.
  • Support Principle and Senior Designer with all aspects of design process.
  • Contribute to design process under the direction of the Sr.

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24. Design Projects

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Here's how Design Projects is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Design and supervise interior design projects and supervised day-to-day progress to completion.
  • Assisted in preparation of presentation materials for various interior design projects.
  • Manage several design projects concurrently.
  • Assisted Sr. Design Manager in implementing design projects for both Retail and Food Service packaging, advertising, and promotional materials.
  • Worked on several InDesign projects, mostly for conversion from Word text to an InDesign layout with occasional layout/graphic work.
  • Designed custom furniture for residential design projects; produced hand sketches and AutoCAD drafts to present ideas to clients.
  • Assist customers in designing their homes through fabric and furniture selections Quote upholstery yardage and labor costs for design projects
  • Oversee design projects produced by design consultants, as well as coordinate design schedule for the design team.
  • Developed and managed residential design plans for high-end interior design projects in the Twin Cities Metro area.
  • Operated as lead for various ongoing design projects to drive sales and generate new business.
  • Team Leader on numerous Fortune 100 corporate design projects from concept through final production.
  • Assisted with design projects including corporate, health care, higher education and government.
  • Design projects for renovated and new homes, sketch layouts, and attend installations.
  • Ensured fiscal goals are achieved through design projects and gallery design consulting.
  • Managed, Lead, and Worked on Various Protective/ Blast Design Projects
  • Scheduled deliveries of furniture and accessories of home design projects.
  • Completed design projects to promote design services and results.
  • Assisted clients with all aspects of residential design projects.
  • Manage high-end residential design projects from the ground up.
  • Handled numerous design projects from concept to completion.

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25. Floor Plans

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Here's how Floor Plans is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Created floor plans/layouts to help visualize their new living space and feel more comfortable with furniture selection and help in.
  • Draft and review site plans, floor plans, roof plans, sections, exterior elevations, interior elevations.
  • Conducted training sessions with company real estate agents on understanding working drawings and floor plans currently under construction.
  • Generated floor plans, lighting, accessories and color schemes (textiles, wall and floor treatments).
  • Design and execute retail floor plans, promotional stock and design logistics for an optimal customer retail experience.
  • Implemented free hand drawings of floor plans when necessary, along with depictions of perspectives and elevations.
  • Created visual presentation of showroom, including design and drafting of floor plans, accessory merchandising.
  • Created sales resource books for over 50 communities (floor plans and take-off sheets).
  • Created floor plans for commercial and residential customers to sell custom and stocked furniture items.
  • Recommended furniture options for design challenges through interactive tools and floor plans.
  • Design presentations with clients which include floor plans and material selections.
  • Created space plans & drafted floor plans, elevations & details.
  • Prepare floor plans and schematic designs for clients.
  • Utilize the Xactimate software to create floor plans.
  • Created Working Drawings, Floor Plans, Elevations, and Perspectives Cabinet Specification and Order Processing Job Site Visits Sales support

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26. Design Development

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Here's how Design Development is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Work included space planning, design development, construction documents and construction administration.
  • Communicate with international vendors on production issues and design development.
  • Executed site verification, design development, and construction documents.
  • Design development, project management, marketing and business development.
  • Managed interns and collaboratively oversaw the Design Development department.
  • Prepared design development drawings for residential developments.
  • Worked with an architect on all aspects of the design; Schematic, Preliminary and design development.
  • Created design development tech packs for China and domestic sewing contractors using Illustrator and excel.
  • Worked with senior designer and brand director on design development of the sleepwear line.
  • Led one direct report in all aspects of design development for dresses.
  • Worked with Indonesia / Orient, and India vendors on design development.
  • Design Development & Construction Documents on Tampa Bay One Office Building.
  • Execute and create specific design development appropriate for Free People.
  • Create flat technical Illustrator sketches for design development tech packs.
  • Design development coordinator for Nautica outerwear collection.
  • Managed and communicated new design developments with cutting, sewing and patternmaking departments on a daily basis.
  • Design development for the ladies sportswear line for a well established young contemporary company.
  • Create Design development tech pack components accurately using PLM system.
  • Assist in design development, from concept to sample stage Create detailed tech paks w/ all needed measurements.
  • executed specific design development projects overseas lectra (modaris/ diamino) .

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27. Design Concepts

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Here's how Design Concepts is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Contributed to creating story ideas and overall visual/design concepts including the cover.
  • Co-Designed items for Lord & Taylor Cashmere, Context and Grant Thomas programs; creating original, trend appropriate design concepts.
  • Assisted in the creation of preliminary plans, design concepts and objectives in accordance to clients' needs.
  • Produce presentations that communicate the design concepts, space planning, and product selections within client s budget.
  • Maintained a fabulous sales showroom by using interior design concepts to decorate and arrange furniture products.
  • Consolidated and finalized trend, color, and inspiration boards that addressed design concepts of monthly trends
  • Establish close partnership with Design to facilitate the interpretation of Design concepts.
  • Conceived and executed new and innovative design concepts, materials and techniques.
  • Researched & shopped global markets to define trends and develop design concepts.
  • Reviewed shop drawings and samples to ensure consistency with design concepts.
  • Work closely with designer to put together design concepts for clients.
  • Researched design concepts using fashion books and periodicals.
  • Presented design concepts to clients.
  • Collaborated with development team to create interior design concepts and details Evaluated applicability of construction bids & specifications to maximize profit
  • Drafted construction documents for commercial interiors Created client presentations after developing design concepts and selecting finishes
  • Involved from initial design concepts and trend direction, to proto stage, through salesman sample stage.
  • Establish design clientele within the gallery and produce design concepts resulting in sales 20K or more.
  • Submitted design concepts to licensers.
  • Worked directly with project managers, directors and upper management internally to develop design concepts and powerpoint presentations for client review.

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28. Sample Room

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Here's how Sample Room is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Selected all fabrics and trims, developed styles from first sketch through production, managed sample room, and extensive fittings.
  • Helped run and organize sample room process from the pattern to cutters to sewers to final product.
  • Work with overseas factories and in-house sample room / pattern makers to create showroom samples.
  • Managed and delegated roles within the collection team and in-house sample room to run efficiently.
  • Supervised sample room which included fabric cutters, drapers and seamstresses.
  • Managed in house sample room, pattern makers and seamstresses.
  • Maintain fabric library and keep fabric stocks in sample room.
  • Maintained design and sample room flow while designer traveled.
  • Supervised over 30 seamstresses in the garment sample room.
  • Worked daily with sample room in NY.
  • Supervised flow of work through sample room.
  • Conducted fittings and managed the sample room.
  • Create new management system for sample room.
  • Communicate with sample rooms and factories.
  • Managed sample room and design assistants.
  • Maintained the work flow of the sample room.
  • Design of silhouette, prints, trims, embroideries, accessories * Liaison & maintenance of sample room
  • Manage sample room progress on mock-ups, protos and showroom samples on a daily basis!
  • Managed in-house sample room consisting of 5 sample-makers and 5 patternmakers.
  • Managed progress with NY sample room, patternmakers and technical design.

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29. Missy

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Here's how Missy is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Supervised proper fit of garments through all stages of development for Missy, Petite, Plus and Plus Petite sizes.
  • Designed a Contemporary line for Missy, from initial sketch and color stories, to fabric selection/sourcing.
  • Design and develop Junior, Missy, and Plus Size Intimate Apparel for various retailers and lines.
  • Contributed to the concept and design of Missy coordinates collection for the Bridge apparel market.
  • Participated in fittings for Missy, Petite, and Women's areas of the line.
  • Design and Spec clothing lines in Tween, Juniors, Missy and Plus sizes.
  • Conduct daily fittings with Petite, Missy and Woman live models.
  • Based on customer comments and needs, create seasonal design lines for missy market from concept through final product.
  • Design Missy, Junior and Girl s Woven, Cut and Sew Knits and Sweaters .
  • Work primarily with intimate apparel for juniors and missy, a bit of kids.
  • Conducted fittings of missy casual bottoms to adjust to meet company standards.
  • Contributed to a team effort to develop a moderate missy dress line.
  • Updated best sellers and created new bodies by shopping, researching and determining market trends that represented the modern missy woman.
  • Designed heat seal artworks, created embroidery designs, and sourced noveltytrims for all missy bottom in relations to current trends.
  • Design of flats, prints, hangtags, and cads for both junior and missy markets.

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30. PLM

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Here's how PLM is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Update Company's PLM system each and every market with each design, as well as pictures for each garment created.
  • Prepared prototype specifications and entered into WebPLM for technical packages to be sent to factories for development and production.
  • Entered and updated data daily on a PLM program that I helped develop.
  • Maintained product flow with life-cycle program WebPDM and advised for FlexPLM transition.
  • Established new grade rules in PLM.
  • Followed up with all changes to technical specifications and update in WebPLM system and file all documents in a timely manner.
  • Worked in PDM/PLM, illustrator, Photoshop, excel, lotus notes, windows.
  • Work cross-functionally with footwear design, global PLMs, marketing, and merchandising.
  • Work on illustrator sketches, add callouts adn keep track of PLM style status.
  • web plm (Speechless) ned graphics (easy coloring/ storyboard) textile design .

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31. Project Management

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Here's how Project Management is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Provided technical engineering support and project management for the design, engineering and development of Medical Devices.
  • Project Management and Coordination - directed activities of workers engaged in preparing drawings and specification documents.
  • Created design budgets and provided project management responsibilities.
  • Scheduled & coordinated subcontractors, project management.
  • Experience project management and/or engineering change processes.
  • Design and project management of custom interior spaces, fixtures, and visual d cor for large and small businesses.
  • Project Management of all work at key stages of project dates to meet company and management expectations.
  • Provided project management, delivery schedules, and ensuring the product and service quality is upheld.
  • Project Management & coordination, meeting with clients, contractors, workrooms etc.
  • Design and project management of premier golf course projects throughout the United States.
  • Project Management experience in various scale projects.
  • Project Management of Residential, Multi-family and Amenity Projects.
  • Assist customers with problem solving, takeoffs, project layout/design and in pricing bills of material and project management.
  • Line support for design engineering (DTO) - Experience project management and/or engineering change processes.
  • Project management, including budgeting, scheduling, and coordination with multiple other design disci-plines.
  • Assisted with design and project management of a major installation at Chicago's Merchandise Mart.
  • Pull swipe Project management: build and manage design schedules and budgets.
  • Worked with project management to establish timelines and deliverables.

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32. Mood Boards

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Here's how Mood Boards is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Designed original artwork for all brand textiles, developed bodies and silhouettes, coordinated mood boards along with the Creative Director.
  • Partnered with the head designer to create season kick-off presentations that included mood boards, trend boards and color palettes.
  • Created mood boards, seasonal color palettes, print direction and graphics to set design aesthetic for each brand.
  • Created Denim mood boards with the Head Designer to present concepts to Melissa McCarthy.
  • Created mood boards, technical sketches and specification packages to support new product development.
  • Prepared for market creating mood boards, color cards and showroom installations.
  • Researched style and color trends to prepare seasonal inspiration and mood boards.
  • Created seasonal mood boards to determine seasonal trend and color direction.
  • Developed mood boards and color cards for line presentation packets.
  • Compiled trend research and created mood boards for customers.
  • Create mood boards and color stories.
  • Created story/mood boards of collections.
  • Produce samples, mood boards, tear sheets etc.
  • Developed mood boards, trend recaps, and power point presentations for all of the buyer meetings.
  • Designed Embellishments, trend and market research for Mood Boards.)
  • Created presentations, mood boards and other visual materials b.f.a fashion design .

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33. Graphic Design

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Here's how Graphic Design is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Collaborated with Creative Director and Graphic Designer in the re-branding of an established clothing company.
  • Worked in partnership with graphic designer to approve graphic placement and communicate instructions clearly.
  • Assisted with design of structure, construction details, interior design, furniture design, graphic design and branding.
  • Work with graphic designers and screen department on art technique, placement and sizing for samples and production.
  • Designed and laid out logos, texts, colors, and content using graphic design software.
  • Worked closely with the graphic design team to coordinate graphic needs per category.
  • Assisted with web and graphic design, social media strategy and market consulting.
  • Apply graphic design and layout knowledge to create original packaging designs and programs.
  • Provide graphic design and layout design for look books and promotional graphics.
  • Work with graphic designer to branded graphics and prints and screen-print approvals.
  • Assembled seasonal lines sheets including flats, layout and graphic design !
  • Worked with graphic design in developing print and pattern designs.
  • Provide art direction to Graphic Designers for applique/embroideries and prints.
  • Assigned as graphic designer for Minted.com.
  • Experienced in working with local print studios and graphic designers to create appropriate artwork and prints.
  • Assisted graphic designers on daily assignments Designed and constructed displays for shows in Atlanta and Dallas
  • Created graphic design for clients and provided customer service support.
  • Worked closely with a cross departmental team of graphic designers, pre-production, merchandising and overseas counterparts.

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34. Color Palettes

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Here's how Color Palettes is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Design handbag collections (designs, color palettes, materials & hardware) that reflect trends and the brand aesthetic.
  • Selected and approved color palettes, patterns, prints, embroideries fabric and trims for the season.
  • Create color palettes and flow by exploring fashion, art, design and fitness related products.
  • Research & identify seasonal color palettes, prints, patterns, fabrics, styles & details.
  • Assist Designer and VP Of Sales in developing seasonal color palettes and informed international vendors accordingly.
  • Visit clients' homes for assistance in furniture placement, developing color palettes and accessory selection.
  • Assisted R&D manager with selection of color palettes & prints for upcoming seasons.
  • Develop fabrics, trims, washes, color palettes and graphic treatments.
  • Contribute to seasonal concept development, research, and creating color palettes.
  • Create catalogs, prints & color palettes.
  • Created color palettes for seasonal collections.
  • Assist in daily fittings Develop color palettes and art direction.

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35. Pattern Makers

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Here's how Pattern Makers is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Collaborated with associates and pattern makers on correcting patterns to adhere to quality, brand standards, and marketability.
  • Worked closely with sewers and pattern makers and provided them with a daily schedule of cut tickets to follow.
  • Work with sewers, pattern makers, designers, and grading and marking department on a daily basis.
  • Work closely with pattern makers to create 1st patterns and production pattern makers to ensure accurate fit.
  • Communicate with pattern makers, sewers, cutters, printers to ensure precision and punctuality.
  • Worked closely with in house sewers, pattern makers and production team.
  • Worked with pattern makers to ensure customer requests are being executed properly.
  • Worked with pattern makers and cutters.
  • Performed draping and managed pattern makers/seamstresses on first proto developments for collections.
  • Managed assistant, intern, beaders, sample sewers and pattern makers.
  • Worked with inhouse pattern makers and sewers to create sample line.
  • Approved muslins and fit garments with technical designers and pattern makers.

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36. Sample Development

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Here's how Sample Development is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Managed sample development and production.
  • Created tech packages (detailed sketches, initial specs, photos, development sheets) for import sample development and production.
  • Direct factories in a consistent sample development program showcasing new colors, fabrics, and trends.
  • Assisted in sample development and provided full design input on all concept presentations.
  • Sketched & designed groups for initial counter sample development.
  • Conversed with buyers sample development & styling concepts.
  • Followed daily with overseas factories for sample development.
  • Created technical packets for sample development.
  • Worked with JcPenny, Kohls, Macys buyers and design teams on a daily basis managing their sample development.

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37. Trade Shows

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Here's how Trade Shows is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Worked with stylist and sales team to style collection for runway shows and merchandise collections for trade shows.
  • Researched current trends, shopped domestic markets, & attended trade shows for development of seasonal lines.
  • Traveled domestically and internationally for inspiration, trade shows and factory visits with vendors in India.
  • Travel to design trade shows and shop our competitors' assortment to understand market trends.
  • Researched trends, attended trade shows, translated forecasts into flat sketches for patterning.
  • Attended trade shows and boutique shows to evaluate prospects as possible new suppliers.
  • Traveled throughout Europe visiting pet product trade shows and inspiration trend shopping.
  • Traveled to trade shows and vintage shops both domestic and internationally.
  • Attended fabric and print trade shows to source for future seasons.
  • Promoted and exhibited at trade shows to expand customer base.
  • Managed and merchandised showroom and assist with trade shows.
  • Traveled internationally for trend research and attended trade shows.
  • Search for innovation trade shows and directional design inspiration.
  • Assisted in set up and sales at trade shows
  • Worked a booth at Engineering trade shows.
  • Represented line at trade shows.
  • Merchandised and boosted sales to new and existing clients at Project/ENK trade shows in Las Vegas.
  • Market research through competitive shopping, vintage trade shows and current fashion trends.
  • Set up booth's visual display for trade shows in Las Vegas.

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38. Construction Details

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Here's how Construction Details is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Developed new thread combinations, embroidery and embellishment designs, fabric combinations and innovative construction details.
  • Communicate construction details to Production Managers and Vendors.
  • Rendered technical sketches to illustration garment construction details.
  • Reviewed construction details to ensure supplier adherence.
  • Send accurate specs and construction details to factories.
  • Assist supervisor in maintaining best practices and construction details of the product with consistency with all factories.
  • Provided revised specs, sketches, construction details and any workmanship call outs.

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39. Client Meetings

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Here's how Client Meetings is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Organize showroom presentations; prepare style sheets and inspiration boards for client meetings.
  • Attend client meetings and understand their brand and promotion requirements.
  • Attended client meetings with designer.
  • Managed client meetings, wholesalers; manufacturers; suppliers and installation supervision on this 11 building estate.
  • Distributed through direct mail and used by Program Directors for client meetings.
  • Assisted in client meetings and brainstorming sessions to create new ideas.

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40. Line Development

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Here's how Line Development is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Reported directly under Senior Designer with accountability to assist in all aspect of line development.
  • Coordinate with overseas vendors for product development - Coordinate with buying team for line development and sales orders & corrections.
  • Worked with overseas factories on sourcing fabrics and trim research, print development, and requesting line development samples.
  • Collaborated with Design Director and Head Merchandiser to select fabric, trim, and silhouettes for line development.
  • Designed, recolored and pitched fabric prints, screen prints and embroideries for line development and production.
  • Monitor daily status of line development including production, design, and technical design.
  • Worked with Design Director in line development from conception through completion.
  • Prepare sketches, spec sheets, and worksheets for line development.
  • Create trend books and color stories for new line development.
  • Assisted senior designer with sketches and inspiration for line development.
  • Assist head designers with line development and color themes.
  • Assisted the design team in all aspects of line development for Faded Glory, George, and White Stag for Wal-mart.
  • Worked closely with design team on trend forecasting, mood boards and line development for each new market week.
  • Sourced market for fabric and trims Provided design input on line development.
  • Assist in all of the line development including color, styling, trim, line balance, and manufacturability.

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41. Photo Shoots

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Here's how Photo Shoots is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Conceptualized and directed photo shoots for line presentation.
  • Manage models in key looks and headless photo shoots in Splendid and Ella Moss tween divisions.
  • Tracked showroom samples that went out to showrooms, store photo shoots, and press.
  • Designed layouts for print magazine, assisted on photo shoots & conducted research for stories
  • Assisted in, the styling and production of fashion shows and photo shoots.
  • Co-directed Fall '12 catalog layout and photo shoots; 10,000+ copies produced.
  • Coordinated teams for final installations and managed and staged photo shoots.
  • Partnered with marketing department for photo shoots & styling.
  • Coordinated 6-7 photo shoots a year for 2 labels.
  • Managed styling at photo shoots, fashion runways/presentations.
  • Assisted in styling and merchandising fashion photo shoots.
  • Arranged, organized and styled photo shoots.
  • Managed model casting, merchandising and styling for all photo shoots for seasonal lookbooks and ENK shows.
  • Designed feature and column stories Directed photo shoots Color corrected stories for pre-press Edited photos Commissioned illustrators

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42. Web PDM

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Here's how Web PDM is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Created detailed sketches, Web PDM and sweater tech packages and timely delivered meeting samples.
  • Create technical packages with complete design and trim information in Illustrator and Web PDM.
  • Worked intensively on Web PDM creating style, trim and design cards.
  • Develop Web PDM files for use by design/production staff and overseas factories.
  • Utilized Web PDM and SAP systems to issue production contracts.
  • Develop Web PDM packages for domestic and international vendors.
  • Prepared development tech packages (Web PDM).
  • Issued Web PDM spec packages throughout fit process.
  • Maintained Chico's labeling system for all product categories in Web PDM.

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43. Strike Offs

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Here's how Strike Offs is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Approved and followed up daily with overseas factories on lab dips and strike offs for all aspects of sample development.
  • Review strike-offs with overseas vendors, make comments for improvement & approve final strike offs / test bulk yardage.
  • Approved and corrected print strike offs, leather qualities, and color standards for production.
  • Relayed requests and comments on fabrics, color lab dips, and print strike offs.
  • Selected and approved fabrics, trims, lap dips strike offs and leg washes.
  • Approved submits for lab dips, strike offs and samples against established standards.
  • Approved lab dips, strike offs and trims for samples and production.
  • Received, tracked and commented on all strike offs and shipping samples.
  • Worked with mill on strike offs and color, and prints.
  • Conducted l/dips, strike offs, and bulk approval process.
  • Reviewed strike offs of various print patterns/repeats for approval.
  • Approved Lab Dips, Strike Offs, Knit Downs and performed fit & quality review for production approval.
  • Created, executed & approved embroidery/beading layouts, print re-colorations, strike offs, and lab dips.
  • Tabbed mill sheets and reviewed all lab dips, strike offs and handlooms and communicated necessary adjustments.
  • Work closely with production team; approving lab dips, strike offs.

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44. Development Process

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Here's how Development Process is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Developed a system hastening the redevelopment process of fabrics allowing for faster turnaround and increased volume at secondary market retailers.
  • Communicate with overseas factories on a daily basis via email overseeing development process.
  • Implement style details throughout development process and manifestation for bulk production approval.
  • Created body boards of the assortment on Excel to track development process and use as working tool in seasonal meetings.
  • Submitted trim development sheets and worked with trim coordinator in revising and updating the trim development process.
  • Corresponded with overseas factories daily to ensure the development process flowed smoothly and according to schedule.
  • Manage in house production team of new designs through to the development process.
  • Work with overseas offices and meet with vendors throughout entire development process.
  • Assisted with the technical development process for the woven men's shirts.
  • Generated weekly memo trackers on changes that have occurred during development process.
  • Communicate with overseas for all updates through the entire Development process.
  • Organize and track samples through development process to final stage.
  • Gained thorough knowledge of the plan development process.
  • Launched brand & helped to organize development process
  • Analyzed and refined gameplay through development process.
  • Observed fitting process to identify key concerns relevant to the development process to pre-production team.
  • Shop the market and conduct creative research for new ideas and development processes.
  • Worked with vendors on proto samples for the pre-development process.

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45. Sales Goals

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Here's how Sales Goals is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Developed trusting professional relationships with many clients and maintained consistent sales goals.
  • Increased personal sales goals within first three months of employment resulting in an overall increase in sales for the store.
  • Partnered with cross-functional teams in order to create collections to meet and exceed planned sales goals.
  • Achieved sales goals by selling furniture, accessories and services by maximizing store promotions.
  • Drive store sales results through achieving personal sales goals and increasing residual clientele.
  • Used Microsoft office, to meet sales goals set by my managers.
  • Delivered excellent shopping experience to customers Continuously exceeded sales goals and developed client book
  • Meet monthly sales goals through promotions and clientelling.

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46. Design Ideas

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Here's how Design Ideas is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Conferred with Product Development team and Management Executives to discuss design ideas.
  • Communicated design ideas within a team environment in a collaborative effort to find the best design solutions.
  • Research current trends and create/sketch brand-appropriate design ideas for private label accounts- mainly White House Black Market.
  • Collaborated on design ideas for homes with Clientele, created design portfolios and implemented visual plans.
  • Assist Lead Designer with design ideas for renovations, remodels, and additions to residential buildings.
  • Confer with sales and management executives or with clients in order to discuss design ideas.
  • Showed expertise in initiating new design ideas for the increase of brand variety and marketing.
  • Develop design ideas into groups and present seasonal story board with sketches and fabrication.
  • Analyzed and researched fashion trends and participated with team in developing new design ideas.
  • Contributed design ideas and sketches for the development of each season's collections.
  • Arranged consultations, client presentations, and design ideas to achieve yearly goals.
  • Conducted research for new fabrics, trends, and design ideas.
  • Translated sketches and design ideas into technical sketches.
  • Provided innovative design ideas to clients and company.
  • Developed design ideas for upcoming lines.
  • Assist designers, architects and homeowners with product selection, design ideas, pricing and lead times.

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47. Residential Projects

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Here's how Residential Projects is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Produced detailed architectural construction documents for major commercial, industrial and residential projects throughout eastern United States.
  • Worked on several residential projects ranging from downtown lofts/condos, to single family residential/apartment homes.
  • Project manager for high-end residential projects in lower southwestern Connecticut.
  • Develop architectural and PME drawings for commercial and residential projects.
  • Drafted Contract Documents for residential projects and commercial projects.
  • Coordinated selection of materials & finishes for residential projects.
  • Assisted in numerous residential projects.
  • Assisted in the design of major high-end residential projects located in country and in the Saudi Arabia.
  • Worked on residential projects including furniture selection and layout, custom window treatments and lighting.
  • Provide design expertise to clients, as well as execute full scale residential projects.
  • Worked on various residential projects, carrying out space planning and furniture design.
  • Project Development and Management on Interior Residential projects in the Metro Boston area.
  • Managed and drafted a vast number of Commercial and Residential projects.
  • Submitted more than 10 residential projects in less than 4 years.
  • Created construction documents for high-end residential projects Management of bid process and project management Resume
  • Space planning and materials selection Preparation of contract documents for residential projects
  • Managed [ ] to [ ] in residential projects, 6-10 projects a year.
  • Designed hardscape & softscape detailed sections of drawings for commercial/ residential projects.
  • Design / Build Engaged in client-centric residential projects ranging from single kitchen or bath to multi-rooms plus additions.

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48. Hong Kong

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Here's how Hong Kong is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Traveled to China and Hong Kong to approve and manage production issues for quick turn around and improved quality.
  • Traveled to Shanghai, China, Hong Kong and Korea to review sample quality and research market trend.
  • Traveled to Hong Kong, Taiwan and Guangzhou for sourcing fabric and overseeing print development for production.
  • Travel to Canada, India, Hong Kong, & Taiwan to work on product development.
  • Acted as liaison with Hong Kong, India, Turkey for development and approval of garments.
  • Traveled to China and Hong Kong for sourcing new materials and hardware every 3-4 months.
  • Traveled to Hong Kong and China, on a week long factory and mill visit.
  • Traveled overseas to China and Hong Kong for production overview and trend/fabric sourcing.
  • Traveled domestically for trend research and to Hong Kong for development.

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49. Product Knowledge

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Here's how Product Knowledge is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Collaborate with Sales Managers by providing feedback to ensure account executives product knowledge and sales management or opportunity management accountability.
  • Used product knowledge and design skills to help create beautiful spaces that worked well for their needs.
  • Provided product knowledge and education for customers to make an informed decision on their purchase.
  • Coached and educated fellow associates on providing luxury service to all clients and product knowledge.
  • Scheduled appointments, provided product knowledge to the guest when requested to do so.
  • Advised customers on bets suited products with my product knowledge.

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50. Design Solutions

low Demand
Here's how Design Solutions is used in Associate Designer jobs:
  • Design solutions for small businesses and non-profit organizations, responsibilities include direction and production of both print and interactive work.
  • Produced and presented architectural and interior design solutions, sketches, construction documentation and product specification.
  • Translate brand & business strategies into effective cohesive design solutions utilizing a user-centered approach.
  • Provide print specs and coordinating using innovative design solutions and sourcing cost-effective printers.
  • Strengthened proficiency in developing effective design solutions.
  • Collaborated on design solutions, effectively managing delivery schedules and providing regular communication and updates on all projects and tasks.

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20 Most Common Skill for an Associate Designer

CAD11.2%
Adobe Photoshop11%
Fabric Samples10.4%
Tech Packs9.5%
Design Details7.6%
Trend Research7.1%
Concept Boards6.3%
Overseas Vendors3.6%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Associate Designer

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
CAD
CAD
8.2%
8.2%
2
2
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop
8.1%
8.1%
3
3
Fabric Samples
Fabric Samples
7.6%
7.6%
4
4
Tech Packs
Tech Packs
6.9%
6.9%
5
5
Design Details
Design Details
5.6%
5.6%
6
6
Trend Research
Trend Research
5.2%
5.2%
7
7
Concept Boards
Concept Boards
4.6%
4.6%
8
8
Overseas Vendors
Overseas Vendors
2.7%
2.7%
9
9
New Product Development
New Product Development
2.6%
2.6%
10
10
Customer Service
Customer Service
2.6%
2.6%
11
11
Design Documents
Design Documents
2.5%
2.5%
12
12
Line Sheets
Line Sheets
2.3%
2.3%
13
13
Lab Dips
Lab Dips
2%
2%
14
14
Garment Construction
Garment Construction
1.9%
1.9%
15
15
Private Label
Private Label
1.8%
1.8%
16
16
Presentation Boards
Presentation Boards
1.8%
1.8%
17
17
New Construction
New Construction
1.8%
1.8%
18
18
Denim
Denim
1.8%
1.8%
19
19
Space Planning
Space Planning
1.7%
1.7%
20
20
Market Research
Market Research
1.7%
1.7%
21
21
Apparel
Apparel
1.7%
1.7%
22
22
Outerwear
Outerwear
1.5%
1.5%
23
23
Design Process
Design Process
1.4%
1.4%
24
24
Design Projects
Design Projects
1.4%
1.4%
25
25
Floor Plans
Floor Plans
1.3%
1.3%
26
26
Design Development
Design Development
1.2%
1.2%
27
27
Design Concepts
Design Concepts
1.1%
1.1%
28
28
Sample Room
Sample Room
1.1%
1.1%
29
29
Missy
Missy
1.1%
1.1%
30
30
PLM
PLM
1.1%
1.1%
31
31
Project Management
Project Management
1%
1%
32
32
Mood Boards
Mood Boards
0.9%
0.9%
33
33
Graphic Design
Graphic Design
0.9%
0.9%
34
34
Color Palettes
Color Palettes
0.9%
0.9%
35
35
Pattern Makers
Pattern Makers
0.8%
0.8%
36
36
Sample Development
Sample Development
0.8%
0.8%
37
37
Trade Shows
Trade Shows
0.8%
0.8%
38
38
Construction Details
Construction Details
0.7%
0.7%
39
39
Client Meetings
Client Meetings
0.7%
0.7%
40
40
Line Development
Line Development
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
Photo Shoots
Photo Shoots
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
Web PDM
Web PDM
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
Strike Offs
Strike Offs
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
Development Process
Development Process
0.6%
0.6%
45
45
Sales Goals
Sales Goals
0.6%
0.6%
46
46
Design Ideas
Design Ideas
0.6%
0.6%
47
47
Residential Projects
Residential Projects
0.5%
0.5%
48
48
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
0.5%
0.5%
49
49
Product Knowledge
Product Knowledge
0.5%
0.5%
50
50
Design Solutions
Design Solutions
0.5%
0.5%

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