Associate Designer - Apparel

New York, United States Full-time

ROCKETS OF AWESOME is reinventing the way parents shop for kids by leveraging technology, data, brand, personalization, and exceptional merchandise. We’re making shopping for kids apparel convenient and fun—This is the future of vertical commerce.

We are a New York City-based, venture-backed startup with extensive executive expertise. Join our creative and strategic team working to develop a scalable e-commerce system that powers a business with massive market opportunity. This team cultivates a culture of learning and continuous improvement by investing in automated testing, learning from real-world problems, and immediately adapting.

We value fun, simplicity, and teamwork.


About the Position:

This position works directly with our Senior Designer to assist in all aspects of seasonal apparel development by working with Design, Product Development, and Merchandising teams.


What you’ll do...

  • Assist in sketching Illustrator flats and creating design product packages
  • Assist in creating seasonal concepts including style, color, fabric, print, pattern and graphics
  • Prepare materials for development (e.g. color, fabric and trim cards, etc.)
  • Complete assigned portions of product packages including flat sketches and BOMs
  • Create and maintain line sheets
  • Assist in preparing and documenting presentation boards for key milestone meetings
  • Assist in approval of all strike-offs, hand looms, and knit-downs
  • Maintain and organize seasonal binders, inspiration and production samples
  • Partner with Senior Designer to communicate changes and updates to cross-functional partners
  • Participate in research and development of seasonal trends.
  • Participate in fittings—Record and log design updates..
  • Prepare materials for trend/concept work sessions and final line review meetings


We’re looking for someone who is...

  • A highly organized self starter. You have the ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment. You show initiative and step up to the plate when crunch time comes.
  • A quick thinker.  You don’t get flustered when priorities shift.
  • An excellent technical drawer with the ability to detail garment construction quickly.
  • Always aware of current and future trends. Whether it’s runway or street style, you’re able to translate trends into the kids market. You have excellent color sense, a high taste level, and an eye for fashion direction and future trends.
  • A clear communicator. You’ve got strong verbal and written communication skills and you’re not afraid to ask questions to get it right.
  • A collaborative team player. You’re eager to build strong cross functional partnerships with a positive, can-do attitude.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree, apparel design preferred
  • High proficiency in Illustrator, Photoshop and Microsoft Excel
  • 1-4 years Design experience