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Design Assistant

26,722 P.A. ?
Urban Outfitters



The main objective of this role is to provide all round support to the Design team.


Assisting in the design of a collection covering all apparel areas of womenswear.
Researching and identifying latest key trends to inspire and develop new ranges, and to compliment and drive forward existing product lines.
Demonstrating a passion for the product and knowledge of how trends evolve using natural creative flair.
Trend research and analysis.
Working closely with buying and merchandising teams to source, present and select commercial ranges.
Helping to developing an innovative and commercial range of fashion products to meet business requirements across the UK and Europe for stores and online.
Helping designing products which exceed the Urban Outfitters customers’ expectations of the brand, whilst remaining commercial in approach.
Developing concepts to hand/CAD sketches to create CAD technical packs including measurement specifications and clear fabric and trim references.
Support the rest of the design team in CAD’ing up ranges to be handed over to send out to suppliers.
Ability to work under pressure within a fast paced environment to tight deadlines.
Ability to confidently present research, sketches and samples.


The understanding of Urban as a trend maker and leader.
Portfolio should be very directional and demonstrate an ability to think outside the box.
Creativity and style.
Ability to perform under pressure.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment and adaptable to change.
Ability to present your ideas well, requiring a confident, can do attitude to your work.
Excellent commercial acumen with the ability to identify new opportunities with exceptional communication and presentation skills at all levels.
Proficient CAD – Illustrator/Photoshop skills.
A confident communicator, you will be very well organized.
An enthusiastic person who has excellent self-initiative but is also a strong team player.