Fashion Apparel Designer

Glendale, CA | Freelance | Job ID #62653 |
Posted Earlier this month

Our client, a Consumer Products Company, is seeking a freelance Fashion Apparel Designer to join the team.

You will be responsible for:

  • Establish Brand Vision for Fashion Segment to serve as the foundation for product design direction
  • Identify consumer target, product types and future areas of growth
  • Understanding of Gen Z and Millennial Consumers and ability to develop consumer centric product lines for men and women that are trend right and deliver market-leading innovation
  • Relentlessly monitor competitors, product innovations and market dynamics to deliver trend right product
  • Experience in designing softlines product that resonates with consumers both globally and locally across the world
  • Demonstrated ability to capitalize on market trends and consumer zeitgeist to maximize value creation throughout the trend cycle
  • Demonstrated ability to create, leverage and scale innovation in apparel and accessories
  • Proven ability to think creatively and disruptively to bring and infuse new ideas into product design


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field (e.g., fashion design)
  • 6-8+ years of relevant experience in the Men’s/ Women’s fashion apparel category
  • Extensive knowledge in softlines categories (raw materials, textiles, print, pattern, graphic composition, manufacturing)
  • Strong product design skills (e.g., concepting, sketching, technical design, sketching, manipulation of graphics, build tech packs- final mechanical art, fabric and trim identification
  • Someone who has a strategic vision that can set direction for the line
  • They should be able to understand the trend and have a good pulse of what is happening in the market (Gen Z/Millennial customer)-and what that means for the brand
  • Experience working for a brand that is known for street wear (Adidas Originals, Supreme, Nike labs) is a huge plus
  • Experienced and comfortable with mens, womens, and unisex fashion
  • Provide a thoughtful portfolio that displays their thought process. We want to see concept and sketch work!
  • Ability to do final sketch work and prep for manufacturing (material and trim selection)

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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