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Apparel Designer

Company: Coolibar, Inc.
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Employee Mission
As an employee at Coolibar you are working to support the company mission to protect and prevent the world from sun damage.

Job Summary
**We are searching for someone who has experience with swim fabrics**
The Designer (swim fabrics) is responsible for researching, creating, and developing product designs for the swim product family. -This person will need to design men's, women's, kids, and soft accessories. -Acting within the goal of protection for everyone, this position is responsible for contributing to the design development process from conception to production, maintaining the aesthetic and integrity of Coolibar, technical & elegant/features, end user groups, best technical fabrics, and elegant design.

Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Research
Leverage resources in sourcing new ideas, both internally and externally, and conduct ongoing competitor research/trend analysis. -Research current fashion trends, styles, and analyze customer demand.
Shop the market for new concept ideas, technical innovations, trims, and materials.
Review buying history and selling data with sales and design team to help create seasonal line.

Design & Create
Create and develop stylish, creative, commercial designs reflecting trends and customer's preferences, while reflecting the essence of the Coolibar brand across User Groups.
As the design process is the starting point for on-time delivery, the Designer is responsible for meeting deadlines and calendars requirements supporting and ensuring on-time delivery. -This includes having designs completed prior to first sample being presented, eliminating designing during sampling process, having CADs handed off completely by due date, being ready for meetings, etc.
Create visual presentations of trends, new products, and merchandising concepts.
Create and manage detailed technical packages, including material specifications, trim, CAD packages, and color details.
Sketch flats in Illustrator for assigned categories.
Attend garment fittings and work with the Technical Designer on perfecting the fit of the products.
Own picking trims, thread colors and other garment details.
Partner and collaborate with team members, vendors, etc. throughout the design process including merchants, technical design, raw materials, production, and sourcing.
Present Concepts and Products at various milestone meetings.

Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Design
5+ years of apparel industry design experience with an eye for fashion and detail in product styling/performance
Experience in swim apparel and performance and stretch fabrics required
Proficient with the following programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, Excel, Word
Knowledge of fabrics, colors, textiles, fit, and garment construction
Creative and detail oriented
Available to travel domestic and internationally
Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and multi-task
Self-motivated, goal oriented and professional
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational, communication and presentation skills
Able to respond quickly to multiple projects with strong time management skills
Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a diverse group and to network, influence and utilize internal and external resources
Comfortable in a rapidly changing environment with competing and shifting priorities
Committed to excellence and highly results-driven
Positive, collaborative, and transparent

Keywords: Coolibar, Inc., St. Paul , Apparel Designer, Other , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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