The Donna Karan Company LLC

Associate Designer Women's Active Outerwear

US-NY-New York


The Associate Designer will work closely with a Senior Designer and the Head of Design through all steps of the design process.


  • Create all aspects of design tech packs, including specs. for activewear and woven active outerwear
  • Sketch new styles on Illustrator
  • Daily correspondence with overseas factories, making sure sample details are clear
  • Manage styles and keep protos and samples on schedule
  • Create and keep linesheets up to date
  • Review/ comment on lab dips
  • Stay on top of activewear, active woven and fashion trends


  • Clear and concise communication skills
  • Excellent time management, organization skills and work ethic
  • Experienced working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and sketching. Must be able to jump into sketching and CAD’ing efficiently in Illustrator
  • Understanding building outerwear styles utilizing variety of trims, insulations and linings.
  • Knowledge of working with prints and patterns in Adobe Photoshop and working between Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Understanding and experience creating tech packs and spec’ing new designs and protos.
  • Excellent eye for detail and proportions
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, juggle multiple projects at once and meet tight deadlines
  • Computer: proficiency in Adobe Illustrator / Photoshop / Microsoft Excel / Microsoft Office
  • Associate degree in Fashion Design required
  • Experience working in activewear a plus; must have experience working with cut and sew knits and woven outerwear.
  • 3-4 years of experience required

Please submit your resume  for consideration.


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