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Job Status: CLOSED

Job Title: Denim Designer (Westernwear)

Location: Denver, CO

Relocation: Yes

Industry: Apparel (Western Wear)

Salary Range: (USD) $65k to 80k in annual base salary

Benefits: Attractive PTO, health and retirement

Visa: Must have a valid Work permit for the US

Job ID: CW23-036

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Industry(ies): Ready-To-Wear, Fashion & Apparel,

Function(s): Marketing (Product Development), Design,

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Job Description

Company Description

Our client is an established denim and western wear company with heritage spanning over a century in the apparel industry. Since 1918, they have evolved to be one of the most successful privately-owned entities in the Western Apparel realm, with their brands gaining notable popularity. They are renowned for their unwavering commitment to quality, hard work, and distinction. The company thrives on the dedication of their esteemed employees, and they foster an environment that feels more like a family than a workforce. Their operations are underpinned by core values that emphasize respect and teamwork, guiding decisions with vendors, customers, and employees alike.

Objective of the Role

Our client is seeking an adept and experienced Denim Designer to join their Apparel Design department in Denver, CO. The incumbent will play a crucial role in overseeing the design process of denim products, from conceptualization to final execution. They will also be expected to work in a casual yet vibrant atmosphere, demonstrating creativity, initiative, and meticulous attention to detail.

Ideal Profile

The ideal candidate is an imaginative and resourceful individual, with an in-depth understanding of the fashion industry, particularly in denim. They should have excellent sketching and design skills, be trend-savvy, and possess a discerning eye for color, texture, and pattern. Their approach should be well-organized and they should be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines. The candidate should be an exemplary team player with strong leadership qualities, have a positive attitude, and be open to diverse viewpoints.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the design of all denim brands within the company’s portfolio.
  • Initiate the product design process, including color, print, fabric, and trim research, concept creation, sketching, and ensuring proper fit.
  • Create sketches by hand or computer to articulate design concepts.
  • Monitor design development and engage in fit sessions.
  • Analyze trends in fabrics, colors, and shapes to cater to customer preferences.
  • Work in an organized manner, displaying a sense of urgency and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless design execution.

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university with a focus on Fashion Design or a related field, coupled with a minimum of 5-7 years of experience as a denim designer.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign).
  • Strong knowledge of western and/or workwear industry.
  • Expertise in garment construction, pattern, fit, fabrications, and finishes.
  • Adept at hand and computer drawing.
  • Strong business acumen, organizational skills, and commercial awareness.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet stringent deadlines.
  • Aptitude for keeping abreast with fashion trends.
  • Appreciated previous experience: Wrangler, Levi Strauss & Co., Ariat International, Justin Brands, Stetson, Cavender’s, Boot Barn, Cinch, Montana Silversmiths, Rock & Roll Cowboy

Our client offers an exceptional benefits package to ensure the well-being of its employees and strongly believes in maintaining a proper work-life balance. If you are passionate about denim design and are looking for an opportunity to be part of a collaborative and innovative environment, please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your experience and why you would like to contribute to this esteemed company.