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Apparel Designer - Hybrid On-Site/Remote

Company: Kindred Bravely
Location: Oceanside
Posted on: July 31, 2022

Job Description:

Come join an amazing team! Kindred Bravely is looking for a talented and enthusiastic -Apparel Designer! -This is an entry-level position.
Kindred Bravely is an online retailer for pregnant and breastfeeding moms who want something comfortable to wear. We are a growing remote team of 80+ based all over the world. Our team culture is grateful, brave, generous, encouraging, confident & transparent. We work together to create the best shopping experience and products for her. Oh, and did we mention we're on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing privately held companies for three years in a row plus the winner of Shopify's Build a BIGGER Business Competition with award-winning products featured in Vanity Fair, Self Magazine, What to Expect, Ovia, BabyCenter, Forbes, and Romper!
Opportunity (the job): -You are a self-starter that LOVES the apparel and fashion industry, has recently completed design school or has worked in the industry for at least one year, and is detail-oriented. As an Apparel Designer, you will work closely with the Kindred Bravely team as well as manufacturers managing key tasks related to the design of our products.
Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours per week with 1-2 days a week in the office. We are open to helping you create a schedule that works for you.
We aim to out care the marketplace by offering:


  • Employer-sponsored medical, dental, vision as well as voluntary benefits (Life Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance).
  • Free mental health services.
  • Retirement and charitable donation matching.
  • Paid parental leave program and tuition assistance program after 1 year.
  • $50 reimbursement per month to spend on a "Random Act of Generosity".
  • 40% off product discounts on the Kindred Bravely, Davy Piper, and Sensible, 15% off for friends and family.
  • Amazing team culture, surprise perks throughout the year, and a really fun place to work!

    We are looking for an Apparel Designer who---

    • Is exceptional at whatever they do and proactively seeks to solve puzzles and find solutions. This is the most important factor in your success. You must be a self-starter who is always seeking to improve.
    • Is intellectually curious, loves to learn and grow both personally and professionally.
    • Is a finisher. Must love the details of your work, and work dutifully to ensure tasks are complete and accurate.
    • Can operate both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

      Qualifications:

      • Must have an eye for design, knowledge of garment construction and fabrication.
      • Basic understanding of intimates, clothing, and swim materials used in the design and manufacturing processes.
      • Ability to go from product concept to commercialization.
      • Strong Google Workspace, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop skills and CAD design experience.
      • Project management software skills, preferably Asana.
      • Impeccable trend sense.
      • Able to bend, lift, open and move product and related office items varying in weight from 1 to 25 lbs, depending on need.

        Responsibilities Include (But are not limited to):

        • Work collaboratively with business partners to meet business objectives.
        • Maintain cross-functional launch calendar and new product tracking sheet.
        • Conduct market research, create mood/vision boards and color palettes for the upcoming season. Create quarterly product roadmaps.
        • Develop innovative product designs including silhouette, color, print/pattern and fit.
        • Prepare detailed product narratives for all new style proposals.
        • Propose new categories, concepts, ideas for discussion including mockups, color suggestions, proposed fits etc.
        • Create and maintain all line sheets with CADS for cross-departmental use.
        • Create digital print artwork. Provide comments/approval on strike offs and lab dips.
        • Work closely with product development to translate all design concepts into tech packs. Ensure styles remain on track and product vision is executed (fit, trims, colors, etc.) Work with the sourcing team to ensure margin requirements are met.
        • Maintain product pipeline in Asana (Project Management Software)
        • Attend weekly fit sessions.
        • Lead quarterly product show & tells for remote team members
        • Work closely with Creative to plan successful photoshoots. Assist with creative vision, styling, product positioning and aesthetics, color matching, model selection, mood boards, fit etc.
        • Create and present PD updates at weekly all-team meetings.

          If you've made it this far and you are as excited as we are, keep reading!
          What we believe:

          • She is the reason we exist: We have created a genuine connection with her. She feels seen and heard. She is an integral part of every decision we make.
          • Work/Life Balance is an imperative: We value both work and family and bring our best selves to each by ensuring balance.
          • Team Work Makes the Dream Work: We share ideas, feedback, struggles, wins and frustrations. We care for each other professionally and personally.
          • Success is Sequential; Not Simultaneous: We focus on one thing at a time.

            How we act:

            • We have a BIAS FOR ACTION: We move quickly. We take smart risks. We solve puzzles. We make things happen.
            • We HOLD OURSELVES ACCOUNTABLE: We all own the business. We clearly communicate key metrics and standards and review them regularly. We analyze results to understand why we made a decision. We are disciplined.
            • We LEAD, NOT FOLLOW: We are innovative. We are curious and resourceful. We are driven and competitive (but not with each other).
            • We communicate GENUINELY & TRANSPARENTLY: With each other and with her. We are present.
            • We are ALWAYS LEARNING: We improve ourselves and continually look for ways to enhance the skills and abilities of our entire team.
            • We are in RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE: We out-care the competition and provide the greatest experience she has ever had with a brand.

              Experience: -0 - 3 years of experience in apparel design
              Schedule: -Full-time, 40 hours per week with 1-2 days a week in the office. We are open to helping you create a schedule that works for you.
              Education: -Bachelor's degree preferred but not required
              Location: -USA - San Diego, CA, Oceanside (North County), CA or Orange County, CA (Hybrid)
              Salary: -Commensurate with experience

Keywords: Kindred Bravely, Oceanside , Apparel Designer - Hybrid On-Site/Remote, Other , Oceanside, California

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