Assistant Designer

Location: London

Inc Retail is the home for exciting brands in the fashion, apparel, beauty and food & beverage sectors.
We span the retail, franchise and wholesale industries. With a team of retail experts, designers, marketing managers and industry specialists, we nurture and help our brands to reach new audiences and connect with their customers with a deeper engagement. We constantly work with and invest in our brands to help them grow and evolve. Our brands include; Chop’d, Gut Instinct, KNOMO London, Laundrapp & Tootsa.

Knomo is seeking a motivated, creative and talented Accessory Designer to join our passionate team at our London West End office. The Accessory Designer works closely with the Design Director in a collaborative environment. He/she will be expected to work cross-functionally with internal teams, delivering core and seasonal product collections reflecting the brand vision. The successful candidate will have excellent appreciation for good, innovative yet commercial design and extensive CAD/ technical drawing skills. A strong understanding of the product manufacturing process and ability to follow a critical path is essential.

Job requirements

  • Design and develop products from initial concept right through to production, based on design briefs and brand vision.
  • Research innovative materials and colour trends based on seasonal mood boards created by Design Director.
  • Create sketches, CAD mock-ups and produce technical specification packs based on design brief, focusing on maintaining consistent design language, quality and aesthetics for both new and carry forward styles across all collections.
  • Effectively manage design development process, working closely with factories to ensure samples are created correctly and deadlines are met.
  • Conduct sample review meetings and provide accurate sample comments for factories.
  • Produce seasonal line plan and manage distribution within the business in a timely manner.
  • Organise design meetings and seasonal product presentations within the business.
  • Collate, place and manage sample orders and assist with organising sample requirements for other teams.
  • Manage product merch matrix ensuring all costing and product information is up-to-date and accurate.
  • Maintain sample archive and material library.
  • Organise and conduct product training for retail team.
  • Carry out market and competitor’s analysis in terms of product and pricing positioning in different markets.
  • Arrange pre-production product photography with marketing team.
  • Work with customer service team with regards to returns and warranties issues, feedback to quality team for improvement to future production.

Experience & Skills required:

  • Referenceable experience in bag & accessories design (essential) and luggage design (beneficial) for premium to luxury market.
  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, as well as MS Office is essential.
  • Strong sketching/ drawing skills.
  • Good eye for spotting upcoming trends and be commercial at the same time.
  • Attention to detail at the highest level.
  • Ability to prioritise multiple tasks/ requests, while working under pressure.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Able to travel when required.

Club 100 Company Benefits

Club 100 is what we call our company benefits at Inc & Co. All employees at Inc & Co and its companies receive a beautiful welcome pack that includes a laser-etched Chilly's water bottle, custom-designed Ampersand Lanyard and Club 100 membership card to use across our ever-expanding list of companies. Benefits include; Cycle to Work scheme, Virtual GP, Volunteering days, and our yearly live music festival, Inc Fest. For the complete list, visit: club100.incandco.com