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Design & Development Assistant

Listing ID: 1134225

Design & Development Assistant

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Aitor Throup
Location: Burnley, Lancashire, North West, UK
Hours: Full Time
Start Date: Immediate
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Reporting To: Creative Director
Deadline: 12th March 2020
Ad Expires In: 2 weeks 4 days
About: Aitor Throup is an artist, designer and creative director. Throup’s multi-disciplinary design house, A.T. Studio, is involved in collaborations across multiple industries as well as the development and presentation of the conceptual clothing brand New Object Research. Both the studio and the brand are committed to imagining and creating new ways of telling stories through object design and the creation and production of related materials.

A.T. Studio, the award winning design studio of acclaimed designer Aitor Throup and his directional menswear brand, is looking for a Design & Development Assistant to join the team based in Burnley, Lancashire.

We are looking for someone with an innovative and creative mind as well as strong ability to interpret and develop design briefs and concepts given by Aitor.

The role will be required to work closely with the product team and ensure that design details, technical features and fit decisions are translated throughout the collection, maintaining the highest level of quality and consistency across product and fabric types.
Through research and practical product development the candidate will work to create a detailed direction for all the Aitor Throup brands and products and will ensure that the design directions are constantly applied.

The Design & Development Assistant will assist in the workflow management through the in-house atelier. The role will focus on ensuring the development of the pieces and collections of all Aitor Throup brands. The candidate will be required to have a hands on approach when engaging the product life-cycle, from concept to garment sample and will be a key link between Aitor and the product development team.


  • Independently developing unique, innovative designs based on briefs.
  • Working closely with the in-house Atelier team on different projects & developments.
  • Develop new solutions and techniques to push the innovative approach of the studio.
  • Creating sketches, toiles and prototypes.
  • Maintaining a consistent image across all Aitor Throup brands.
  • In-depth knowledge of brand history and design principles.
  • Ensuring the highest level of quality.
  • Reviewing and assessing the work realised by the product team.


  • High level of pattern cutting and garment manufacturing knowledge.
  • Previous experience working in a similar role.
  • Ability to translate conceptual ideas into physical designs.
  • Ability to propose and create innovative design solutions.
  • Problem solving.
  • Very good computer skills (Adobe suite).
  • Excellent research skills.
  • Organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Proactive, flexible and able to multitask.
  • Good photography skills (beneficial but not essential).

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