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Design & Development Assistant

Listing ID: 827773

Design & Development Assistant

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: A T STUDIO LTD
Location: Burnley, Lancashire, North West, UK
Hours: Full Time
Twitter Handle: @
Deadline: Ongoing
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 Assistant to join a new 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 Design Assistant 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 D.A. 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 Design Assistant will create looks and line-ups, by exploring and collecting ideas that consider design, fit and fabric. The D.A. will be a key link between Aitor and the product development team. 

Responsibilities

  • Independently developing unique, innovative designs based on briefs by Aitor.
  • 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.
  • Managing and supporting interns.
  • Ensuring the brand concept is continuously communicated throughout the collections.
  • 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.

 Skills

  • 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.
  • rganisational 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).

Application:

Please apply with a CV, cover letter and any supporting information / portfolio via the application form. 


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