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Fashion Design


Fourth Floor

Hardware Designer - Handbags & SLGs

Our client, is seeking a Hardware Designer for Handbags & SLGs to join their team in New York! This is a full-time hour contract role.


  • Create sketches and product prototypes throughout the conceptual design process.
  • Partner with the VP, Design and design team to develop and refine hardware across Runway, Mainline and Outlet categories
  • Responsible for upholding design integrity, high quality execution, and timeliness throughout the entire development process from concept through engineering and commercialization.
  • Participates in meetings with cross-functional category partners.
  • Ability to work on multiple seasons at one time
  • Adhere to seasonal and time and action calendars, ensuring that the category meets deadlines
  • Bring creative ideas to the table and properly translate them into an aesthetic that clearly reflects and elevates the brand
  • Demonstrate resourcefulness and apply creative thinking to issues in order to pro-actively present solutions
  • Maintain excellent partnerships and clear communication with internal cross-functional and external teams


  • Degree in Fashion Design or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of design experience in hardware, handbags, jewelry or other related areas
  • Must provide digital portfolio of work
  • Strong working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to sketch both technical drawings and freeform renderings
  • Experience developing product directly with factories; understanding of development from concept through engineering
  • Understanding of materials, hardware, leather, and handbag construction required
  • Must be able to build all tech packs and pass specs in a detailed, organized and clear manner for factory proto sample making

Please submit your resume for consideration!

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