As an Assistant Designer, you will be working closely with the Designer/Senior Designer, designing the amazing ASOS DESIGN ranges for our twenty something customer. If you love fashion design, researching the latest trends and want to be part of a fast-paced fashion forward design team this could be the opportunity for you. This role will include working on Accessories and Womenswear so we are looking for someone who has experience and can apply themselves within both these areas.
ASOS is one of the UK’s top fashion and beauty destinations, expanding globally at a rapid pace. Our values are to be authentic, brave, and creative, and we live and breathe these in everything we do.
The Design Team look for inspiration all around the world, along with street style, vintage shopping, music, art, the catwalk and all things creative, to design the latest product for the range. It’s all about newness and finding and designing the most exciting product for our 20-something customer, whatever their style.
Researching, developing, and designing ranges for ASOS DESIGN, including identifying key shapes for the season, colour, fabric and building a range which offers choice for our global customer base.
Reacting to sales information and design commercially relevant fashion forward ranges.
Researching current and future trends by a collection of different sources to identify newness and interpret into first to market pieces.
Working with the technical team on initial fits. Identifying and helping problem solve for the department.
Building relations with suppliers and advising factories on direction, construction, key details, materials, and trims.
Adhering to the critical path to achieve deadlines, ensuring product is developed for the relevant and optimum selling period.
An ability to research and develop unique product working on long lead time product as well as quick reaction short lead ranges.
We’d love to meet, someone with…
Previous experience in designing for an Aspirational Brand or similar High Street Retailer
Previous experience in Non-Clothing design
Previous experience of working with Far East, European and UK suppliers
Experience in working with a Buyer to plan and deliver a balanced range and first to market pieces
Strong commercial handwriting and understanding of the ASOS Brand and Customer
Computer Skills: Photoshop, Adobe, CAD
A fashion forward perspective
Strong time management
The assurance to identify problems and makes improvement suggestions, seeking practical ways to overcome barriers and remaining calm under pressure
The ability to communicate to the team & senior management the performance and strategy of the department
Willingness to travel in the UK and Internationally as required, for supplier meetings and inspiration / development trips
What's in it for you?
Competitive salary, bonus and pension matching
Life insurance, free private medical care, cycle to work scheme + more
A bespoke flexible benefits scheme catered to you
Best in class Learning & Development schemes and career development programmes
25 days holiday + never work on your birthday again!
Free modern onsite gym, plus personal training and wellness rooms
A dynamic social environment, from company-wide sports days, charity days, ‘Give A Week Away’ opportunities to visit our charity partners in India & company-wide celebrations to name just a few
Huge staff discounts and sample sales