VF Corporation Walls - Associate Designer (Fort Worth, TX) in FT Worth Walls Building, Texas

Job Description

SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Design Director, design and develop specific product segments within a designated category for the Walls Brands. Develop directional and relevant product line from concept to reality. Utilize technical and creative design skills, knowledge of products, fabrics, finishes, and construction to create innovative and inspirational products. Sustain the development, evolution, and communication of the brand look that supports and improves value and identity. Assist Category Leader across other category segments as needed.

In the absence of the Design Director, the Associate Designer maintains the continuity of the design and development process to ensure timely completion.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Segment Specific

  • Assist with the creation and presentation of multiple, original designs per season from the vision to the idea to the development and execution of final product

  • Anticipate and identify trends and translate them into meaningful product and merchandising concepts.

  • Assist in developing color palettes and fabric programs.

  • NGC responsibilities including timely execution, follow up and accuracy

Category Support

  • Working with the Design Team, and Merchandising Team responsible for the design and presentation of a seasonal concept, trend, and color direction

  • Continually investigate the consumer and the marketplace

  • Participate in fit sessions

  • Travel and conduct market research

  • Adhere to seasonal calendars to meet all deliverables

  • Responsible for organization of samples in the design area, showroom, and proto library.

  • This role may require hours that exceed 8 hours per day and/or 40 hours per week, especially when working at peak periods and/or on rush/special projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • One to two years designing at an assistant level.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Design (apparel), or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Must be able to effectively interact with multiple associates in several departments in a clear organized effective and professional manner.

  • Must be able to handle multiple seasons at one time within deadlines and maintain consistent high quality from season to season.

  • May require occasional travel for domestic shopping and market research.

  • Email, Web PDM, Illustrator, Photoshop, Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with global iconic brands, 64,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue. Our businesses and brands are organized into four categories called coalitions, comprising: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Sportswear. While VF is highly diversified across brands, products, distribution channels and geographies, our One VF culture and approach to doing business provide a unique and powerful competitive advantage.

VF Diversity Vision Statement

VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.