Eyewear Fashion Designer
KITE (kitegb.com) is looking for a mid to senior Eyewear Designer to work on the design and development of new eyewear ranges, reporting to our Design Director - Marcello Martino.
Working within a small design team on the delivery of optical and sunglass collections your main duties will be fashion forecasting, visualising designs as drawings and translating these ideas to our engineering team and our factory partners for both sampling and production.
This role involves being actively engaged with the design and development of projects from the initial research stages, design meetings, drawings, all the way through to the manufacturing process in production and general project admin.
As well as our own collections, you will be working on a number of collaboration projects, liaising with clients and suppliers in order to manage sample and production orders, as well offering design and technical support throughout all stages of the design process.
Based in Soho London, our designers work alongside our marketing, and engineering team as well as making regular visits to our factories in Italy, developing new styles for manufacture with our highly skilled technicians.
Working in close contact with our Sales and Marketing departments, this role involves delivering seasonal collection presentations.
Skills and experience
- Experience in fashion and optical markets.
- Trend forecasting.
- Strong presentation and deign skills in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
- Rhino 2D (3D would be a bonus)
- Experience of working in a professional design/office environment.
Location: Soho, London W1
Salary: Pending experience
Job Type: Full-time
- Design: 1 year
- Product Development: 1 year