Freelance Design Director

Local Jobs Perry Ellis International, Inc. in Business Development
  • United States, New York, NY View on Map
  • Post Date : September 16, 2020
  • Apply Before : October 16, 2020
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Job Description


Manage and direct the design & development process for the Perry Ellis America Collection, across all sportswear product categories. Responsible for the execution of the entire product design process from inception to production including the development & deployment of graphic & logo applications.


  • Manage and direct design process for a given season, by building strong, balanced assortments that include core, “key items” and fashion items as it pertains to multiple product categories

  • Responsible for directing and executing the entire product design process to include market research, mood board creation, developing of color palettes, designing, sketching, specing and fit

  • Set overall design direction in conceptual development to create designs that support merchant line plans, assortment strategies, price points and overall creative direction

  • Communicate effectively with overseas offices and vendors to ensure product execution according to design intent

  • Continuous development of both woven and knit fabrics, working together with the sourcing department, to achieve expensive looks at sharp point prices

  • Direct the development of fabrics, prints, trims and embroideries for each season

  • Skilled with graphics & development of logo treatments

  • Accountable for process improvement, growing business and seeking opportunities to positively affect division/company

  • Fully responsible for ensuring that product is consistent with market trends as well as business strategy; interprets international/domestic concepts and fashion trends as it relates to market demands, company image and business strategy

  • Ensures consistency of look between differing businesses

  • Ensure the product design package is complete, accurate and handed off to the product development team, tech department and vendors on time for prototypes and salesmen samples

  • Domestic travel for design inspiration as well as for sales presentations with accounts buyers and trade shows

  • Sets tone regarding style and fit of product by conducting fit sessions with technical designer. Responsible for final approval of sample fit


  • In-depth knowledge of design techniques and processes across multiple categories.

  • Creation of Graphics & logo treatments

  • Ability to inspire a team and lead the creative design process.

  • Proven leadership/management skills.

  • Strong listening and negotiation skills and ability to interpret product feedback.

  • Ability to interact comfortably with all levels of the organization.

  • Proven time management and organizational skills.

  • Proven excellent presentation skills.

  • Ability to set a creative tone and to inspire ideas/new concepts; ability to conceptually visualize and build a line.


  • 8+ years design experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design



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