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Designer - Footwear/Bags At Ardene

Location

Montréal, Qc

Job Description

WHO WE ARE:

Founded in 1982, Ardene has become one of North America’s premier fashion retailers with over 400 stores. Through an extensive product mix and continuous commitment to innovation, customer service, fashion and value, we aim to be the fashion value brand leader worldwide for fashion accessories, footwear and apparel.

WHO YOU ARE:

Original, contemporary and fashion-savvy. Driven by a can-do attitude, you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and have your finger on the pulse of all things trending. Design is not only your passion, it’s your calling.

HERE’S THE PLAN

We are currently looking for a Designer to join our Footwear/Bags/Wallets team. Reporting to the Director, Footwear/Bags/Wallets and working closely with the team, you will be responsible for:


  • Creating and recoloring footwear CADs; adapting to existing footwear and bags collections;
  • Designing/modifying prints and motifs for footwear/bags;
  • Researching and translating trends in order to support product development team in creating seasonal mood boards and presentations;
  • Supporting the department with all aspects of design; including specs, tech packs and market research;
  • Assisting with the organization and maintenance of the material library;
  • Coordinating samples, following sample requests and reviewing and sending comments back to overseas suppliers;
  • Assisting with season preparation as needed, unpacking samples and maintaining the product development room/CS library
  • Saving and sharing all product photos and offers each season;
  • Assisting with special customer projects;
  • Other projects and tasks as required.
Job Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Completion of post-secondary education, with a degree/diploma in Graphic Design;
  • Min five years of experience in a related role;
  • Computer proficiency (Mac and PC format), with a knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat 6;
  • Ability to work effectively in a team in a creative and fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills with a keen ability to multi-task;
  • Knowledge of footwear and bag anatomy
  • A creative eye and flair for color, texture, patterns and fashion;
  • Willingness to take on new challenges;
  • Positive, upbeat energy with ability to create fun working environment is a must

We’re pretty proud to say that everything we do starts right here at our head office. From dedicated in-house design teams, marketing + brand + digital experts, stylists, photographers, and graphic designers - all the way to store concept and operations. We do it all.

The Ardene head office is truly a creative hub that is second to none. Join us and see for yourself!

Ardene is committed to employment equity. Only those whose candidacy has been retained will be contacted.

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