April 28, 2017

Graphic Designer

New York, New York

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior level

Industry: Apparel & Fashion

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Functions: Design, Art/Creative, Production

Job description:

Haddad Brands is a fast paced and very successful, privately held, NYC based, kid's apparel company.

Haddad Brands holds the global licenses for Nike, Jordan, Converse, Levi's, and Hurley children's wear. Our work environment is entrepreneurial, fast paced and FUN!

We are seeking a Graphic Designer to work cross functionally with Design, Sales and Merchandising to create and develop seasonal apparel lines while supporting the overall brand’s objective.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Create print designs for t-shirts and other apparel items
  • Develop, execute and follow-up on concepts for art including all changes and processes required by licensor
  • Prepare graphics for internal presentations
  • Prepare color separations for screen prints so art is “print ready” when sent to the factory
  • Give constructive and understandable comments to our Product Assurance team as it relates to all strike-off and art approvals
  • Coordinate standards & all other necessary materials for seasonal development
  • Design and research line elements as required and/or assist in creating, updating and designing as required, sales tools and presentation aids
  • Shop the market to research and identify current trends and present competitive data as it is related to their prospective area of responsibility to establish key objectives for the brand
  • Work closely with Design, Sales and Brand Management teams to conceptualize and launch clothing lines for several levels of distribution
  • Manage and oversee the overall design process to ensure that lines are meeting the style plans, sales needs and emerging trends
  • Ensure accuracy and adherence of line sheets production logs and design catalog
  • Partner with Sales and Marketing to merchandise showrooms for seasonal market dates
  • Special projects as assigned

Required Skills/Abilities/Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Illustration, Fine Arts or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in the fashion industry (children’s wear knowledge a plus)
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Excellent organizational, communication and presentation skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to lead and develop a team of Assistant/Associate Graphic Designer(s)
  • Brand appropriate aesthetic
  • Illustration skills a plus


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