Associate Designer, Textiles - West Elm Job at Williams-Sonoma, Brooklyn, NY

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  • Williams-Sonoma
  • Brooklyn, NY

Job Description

Job Description

As an Associate Designer, you will work closely with the Director and category Designers to execute the design and development of textile products for the West Elm brand. Reporting into the Senior Designer, you will be responsible for helping to develop seasonal concepts and ensuring all product development deadlines and key calendar dates are met.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist category Designers into researching new ideas, fabrications, and materials
  • Present ideas and design concepts to Design Director and category designers
  • Work proactively according to development calendar to stay ahead of timelines
  • Manage all technical specifications and communication with vendors including making comments on samples, and sending product approvals in PLM
  • Create and maintain visual line list decks and presentation decks
  • Maintain and organize development samples both physically and digitally
  • Consistently research industry trends to feed design inspiration and new collection development
  • Create and maintain digital concept and presentation boards
  • Understanding of fabric qualities and constructions, techniques, and how they affect price points, look, and end use
  • Regularly shop competitors to keep abreast of trends

Criteria:

  • MUST provide Portfolio link (including password) on resume - or link to PDF work samples with application

  • Degree in Textile Design or related field
  • Minimum 3 years of design work experience, preferably in-home furnishings or textiles
  • Experience developing product directly with factories is a plus
  • Must be highly efficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Must be skilled at CAD. And able to manipulate artwork, mockups and generate colorways
  • Passionate about design, art, color & textiles with a strong sense of color
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and adapt to change
  • Extremely organized, efficient and detail-oriented - excellent calendar adherence and ownership
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Understanding and enthusiasm for the West Elm brand
  • This role requires being onsite in the New York office



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We believe in People First

We firmly believe that working in a culture focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion spurs innovation, creates healthy and high-performing teams, and delivers superior customer experiences. Our DEI initiatives prompt associate participation and engagement, aligning with our core vision to reflect the communities where we do business and put people first.

Benefits Just for You

  • Depending on your position and your location, here are a few highlights of what you might be eligible for:




  • A generous discount on all Williams-Sonoma, Inc. brands
  • A 401(k) plan and other investment opportunities
  • Paid vacations, holidays, and time off to volunteer
  • Health benefits, dental and vision insurance, including same-sex domestic partner benefits
  • Tax-free commuter benefits
  • A wellness program that supports your physical, financial and emotional health

Your Journey in Continued Learning

  • In-person and online learning opportunities through WSI University
  • Cross-brand and cross-function career opportunities
  • Resources for self-development
  • Advisor (Mentor) program
  • Career development workshops and learning programs
  • Speaker series

WSI will not now or in the future commence an immigration case or "sponsor" an individual for this position (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration

This role is not eligible for relocation assistance.

The expected starting pay range for this position is $70,000- $85,000. Applicable pay ranges may differ across markets. Actual pay will be determined based on experience and other job-related factors permitted by law. In addition to competitive pay, compensation may include a variety of other components like benefits, paid time off, merit, and bonus opportunities.

About Us

Our Company


Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of high-quality products for the kitchen and home in the United States. Our family of brands are Williams Sonoma, Williams Sonoma Home, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn teen, pottery barn kids, Rejuvenation, Mark & Graham, west elm, or Outward. These brands are among the best known and most respected in the industry. We offer beautifully-designed, stylish and functional products for every area of the home, including the kitchen, living room, bedroom, home office, closet, laundry room and even outdoor spaces. We've seen some big changes since our first brick-and-mortar store opened more than half of a century ago. What hasn't changed is our passion for high-quality products, functional design, outstanding customer service, and enhancing the lives of our customers and the communities where we operate. Today, we're a multi-brand, multi-channel, global enterprise supported by state-of-the-art technology and some of the most talented teams in retailing - and we're always looking for new energy and ideas.

Job Tags

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