Verge Creative Group is a full-service product development agency with a passion for best-in-class results and a modern approach to design. Whether it is a private label collection or promotional program, Verge is an end-to-end solution that develops and delivers custom products to high profile fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands. We work in a very hands-on, collaborative and fun environment where your ideas are not only heard, but make it into your favorite stores.? GRAPHIC AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT DESIGNER. About the role:?We are looking for an experienced Graphic + Product Development Designer to join our growing team. The ideal candidate is someone who is not only a designer with impeccable taste, but also someone who can define, implement and maintain a product sourcing and development process to support our business development strategy.? Our ideal candidate has at least 5 years of demonstrated experience in some combination of the following categories: accessories design, graphic design, product design, packaging design and print design. You have a solid understanding and innate interest in fashion and beauty brands. You stay on top of the latest trends and have the foresight to see what is coming next.?
Skills:Strong understanding of soft goods and fashion accessories construction and product development.Fluid understanding of Adobe CC including Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.Is able to direct and, if needed, produce renderings that visually communicate concept, develop patterns/other artwork.?Active contribution as a team member and support junior designers.?Experience creating die-lines and technical specs.?Overseas product development and sourcing experience preferred.?Hyper organized with the ability to handle multiple priorities at once.?
Primary responsibilities:Gatekeeper of client projects and T&A calendar. Organize, prioritize and communicate with the design team to allocate the work load to make sure deadlines are met.Interact with Account Managers to collaborate on client deliverables.?Communicate with the China office and factories as needed to follow up on development and make sure sample timelines are met.Review samples, make comments and troubleshoot as needed to make sure that designers make the appropriate updates or changes to meet client expectations.?Identify, source and customize new products that align with our corporate goals.?Research and stay on top of industry and cross-industry trends and create innovative ways to incorporate into designs at every pricing level.?Assist in creating or directing presentations for clients that demonstrate a developed understanding of the client?s specific needs and DNA.?
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