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Associate Designer, Lucky Brand Handbags

DATE:  Aug 11, 2022
CITY:  New York
BRAND:  Camuto Group
REQ #:  134711
LOCATION NAME:  Camuto Design Studio

General Summary

The Associate Designer supports the Sr Designer in all aspects of the design process from concept to production. Oversees the preparation of presentation concept boards for all design meetings. Researches latest trends within market. Constant communication with Sr Designer and Production teams to ensure accurate execution of product design.


Reports to: Sr Designer


Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

• Research seasonal fashion, fabric, technique, trim and merchandise trends

• Analyze product market and competitive handbags brands

• Support direct manager to prepare presentation boards and materials

• Create sketches, cads and detailed tech packs in Illustrator that will be shared with factories as well as retailers

• Work with Sr Designer and overseas team to source, select and develop materials for each brand

• Communicate with cross-functional partners, both internal and global. Daily communication with overseas team and factories for product and material development.

• Support sample management and showroom set-up

• Generate new prints and revise existing print artwork when needed

• Detail concept, materials, hardware and development specifications at direction of Designer

• Review prototypes in a timely manner and update tech packs to reflect agreed upon changes and modifications

• Collaborate with the production team to design products within specific pricing and market segment guidelines


• Prepare and present design projects, clearly communicating design vision

• Collaborate with and support peers and sales teams to ensure season runs smoothly

• Proactively anticipate how to manage design deadline in order to meet critical dates

• International travel as required.



Required Skills & Competencies: 

• Ability to use market research, trends and industry knowledge to participate in upcoming design meetings

• Must be a team player, exhibiting strong communication skills and flexibility

• Strong organizational, time management and prioritization skills, attention to detail and accuracy

• Professional demeanor and customer service oriented

• Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite; Illustrator and Photoshop

• Ability to sketch and cad in Illustrator

• Strong knowledge of handbag construction in both synthetic materials and leather



• 3-5 years related handbag design experience.

• Experience creating technical drawings, tech-packs, CADS and merchandising boards.



• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in handbag design, fashion or industrial design in order of preference.


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Why Choose A Career with Designer Brands?

Empowering associates and building strong teams poised to disrupt the retail and footwear landscape through positive change is at the core of who we are at Designer Brands.

  • Invested in helping our associates learn, develop, achieve and grow into strong leaders
  • Shared commitment to creating a culture fueled by engagement, excitement, optimism and fun
  • Dedicated to giving back and community involvement 

About Designer Brands:

Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. 

  • Designer Brands Inc. operates a portfolio of retail concepts in nearly 1,000 locations under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, The Shoe Company, and Shoe Warehouse brands and operates leased locations in the U.S through its Affiliated Business Group. 
  • Designer Brands designs and produces footwear and accessories through Camuto Group, a leading manufacturer selling in more than 5,400 doors worldwide. 












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