Quiksilver, Pacific Sunwear, Patagonia, Volcom, Nordstrom, Target, Old Navy, and Gap Inc., are just some of the hundreds of companies that hire our grads.
Create menswear collections, from concepts and sketching to fabric and trends. Oversee all aspects of the design room; direct Design Assistants, Patternmakers, and Artists; communicate ideas and vision to staff; and handle preliminary fittings. Understand current market and competition.
Work with a Designer on all aspects of design. Associate Designers develop a strong aesthetic and sketching ability for presentation boards. Also important: technical knowledge and flat sketching, communication, fabric and trim sourcing skills.
Turn trends into profitable products that meet the needs of the target customer. Utilize strong color sense and analytical skills as well as knowledge of garment construction, costing, and fabric sourcing. Strong organizational, verbal, computer, and communication skills are a must. Responsible for communication with different departments in an organization.
Work with Patternmakers, fit live models and forms, and create technical flat sketches and garment specifications; proficiency in Web PDM applications. Strong patternmaking, fit and grading experience are a must. Communicate pattern corrections with domestic and overseas vendors; develop and review fabric and construction standards.
Provide outlook on color, style, and fabric to the Merchandising Team, who will incorporate the upcoming trends into new product lines. Predict long-range fashion trends, and interpret and evaluate what is current in the fashion world. Develop written fashion forecast reports and filter industry information to Designers, Buyers, and Fashion Editors.