Free People: Concept Design Assistant (Media)

Compensation

: $49,613.33 - $91,750.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Fashion



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Overview The Free People Concept Assistants responsibility is to support the Concept Team in identifying and communicating seasonal trend direction to inspire the Free People Design Team by researching current fashion trends as they apply to the Free People customer across multiple categories and generating visual content while providing the assistance needed to communicate those trends through the creation of trend presentations and publications.

Our Company Founded in 1984, Free People (www.FreePeople.com) is a womens fashion label that operates whole-sale, retail, and direct-to-consumer businesses. The retail and wholesale presence encompasses over 75 stores in the United States as well as three wholesale showrooms whose teams have cultivated relationships with over 1,400 specialty boutiques and department stores across the globe. In addition, we produce a direct-to-consumer catalog and website, providing an inspiring shopping experience for the carefree, confident, and curious young woman who appreciates our distinctive assortment of apparel and accessories.

Responsibilities

Contributing a unique creative perspective on current fashion trends
Researching trend direction in the areas of Color, Print, Graphics, Embellishment, Wash, Fabric, Silhouette and Design Details as they relate to the Free People customer
Compiling visual content to contribute to the presentation and communication of trend concepts across all categories
Presenting and communicating ideas in a clear format, digitally and physically through production of trend guides and rigged presentations.
Maintain effective communication with design teams regarding trend presentation dates, concept packet publication and sample distribution.
Support Concept Team with the set-up and break-down of presentations through styling and outfitting of mannequins, creation of mood boards and printing of trend guides.
Manage digital and physical archive folders including all trend guides and research images
Organize and maintain apparel and accessory sample archives


Skills

A strong understanding of the Free People customer and the current fashion market as it relates to the brand.
An avid interest in fashion trends and the verbal and written communication skills to convey concepts in a way that is inspiring and motivating
An open mind with a passion for new ideas and the ability to contribute those ideas collaboratively as part of a team on cross functional projects providing support as needed
Self-motivated with the ability to work independently, organize complex information and manage multiple projects through from inception to completion
Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator preferred
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Outlook required
Excellent communication skills
High level of organization
Styling, visual merchandising, or design experience preferred, but not required
Basic skills in sewing, digital photography and/or graphic design a plus


Education Educational background in Fine Art, Fashion Design, Fashion Communications, Merchandising, or similar discipline.


Associated topics: design, designer, esthetic, esthetician, fashion, fashion design, stylist * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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