Associate Designer (Albany)

  • Albany, NY


: $65,553.33 - $152,950.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Fashion

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Job Description


As one of the leading contemporary jewelry holding companies, Deconic continues to pave the way in the premium fashion jewelry space, most notably with its contemporary brands Alexis Bittar, known for its hand-crafted Lucite designs, and Carolee, known for its iconic pearl and crystal creations. With our proprietary, private label and licensed brands, we continue to provide our customers with the must-have statement making accessories each season.

With an established office and factory in Industry City, Brooklyn and a multi-vendor showroom in the heart Manhattans fashion district, Deconic has established itself as a company that cultivates a creative, productive and positive place for its employees. We are proud to offer our Associates a fulfilling work environment, with competitive benefits and a wide range of opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Deconic, the jewelry division of Brooks Brothers, seeks an Associate Designer for the Carolee brand, located in our New York City showroom.

In this highly creative role, you will work within a team environment to conceptualize new product for the Carolee brand and work to refine all designs for approval, produce executable mechanical drawings to be sampled overseas as well as hand-manipulate designs to show for approval. The ideal candidate will be forward thinking, extremely knowledgeable of fashion trends, entrepreneurially-minded self-starters with a demonstrated passion for beautiful design and strong ability to translate specific brand aesthetic.


-Mechanically draws or renders approved sketches into technical drawings and manipulate parts into finished designs to provide blueprints for development of designs.
-Ensures all technical drawings are complete with measurements, functionality clarification through live sample or component or additional illustration, material and color references
-Works to ensure that all calendar deadlines are met with regard to design concepts, design turnovers, timely submission of design comments on first, second and final samples
-Understands and demonstrates sensitivity to pricing constraints for materials, components and target costs of finished styles as it relates to the brands pricing structure
-Partners with Product Development and Merchandising on vendor communication to solve pricing and product construction issues that arise during the product cycle

Skills & Requirements


-Bachelors Degree in Fashion Design plus 2 years work experience or equivalent 4-6 years experience
-Proficiency in creating designs & technical specs on Illustrator, Photoshop and/or Rhino
-Keen ability to identify and respond to emerging fashion trends in the jewelry market as well as the fashion industry
-Ability to work independently in addition to the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with multiple cross functional teams.
-Strong problem -solving skills
-Must demonstrate a high level of creativity, attention to detail and efficiency while working under tight deadlines and on multiple projects simultaneously
-Adhere to project schedules and effectively meet deadlines
-Must be willing to work in Industry City, Brooklyn and mid-town Manhattan
-Potential for occasional overseas travel

The Brooks Brothers and Deconic culture is rooted in our values of relationships, innovation, history, fairness and celebration and our vision to be the premiere lifestyle destination for ladies and gentleman for every generation. We are proud to offer our Associates a fulfilling work environment, unique and special benefits and a wide range of opportunities for personal and professional development.

Additionally, Brooks Brothers and Deconic offer competitive compensation, excellent benefits and a positive work environment designed around the philosophy of mutual respect and the challenge of contributing to the continued success of our organization.

We invite you to submit your resume for immediate consideration.

Best Regards,

The Talent Acquisition Team

We are an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a healthy and safe
Associated topics: design, designer, esthetic, esthetician, fashion, fashion design, stylist

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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