Junior Designer (Freelance) - TOPSHOP

Working Here

Meetings, mood boards and strategy - it's all in a day's work here at head office. No time to sit back on our heels, this is the hub that powers everything we do. From fashion-forward designers to in-the-know buyers, our team at Topshop Topman HQ is unrivalled for talent. It's fast-paced, exciting and the perfect place to build a career in fashion. Join any part of the business, from Marketing to Finance, and you will shape the future of the most directional brands on the high-street.

The Job

Our Global Vision is to be the worlds fashion authority. Endorsed by opinion formers and accessible to everyone, we are an authentic British Brand with world-class standards. A fashion-insider that constantly innovates through its brave and irreverent approach, providing fashion leadership to style-minded individuals.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Junior Designer to join our innovative TOPSHOP in-house Design team on the Casualwear department. A role at TOPSHOP promises a fast paced, challenging, innovative working environment. The key to our success is our people, and becoming part of this inspiring team will be a fantastic move for the right person!

As a Junior Designer at TOPSHOP you will be working to ensure we are first in identifying emerging trends, and translating these into fashion stories our customers will love and believe in. You will work closely with the Buying teams and our Suppliers to ensure you capture the season’s must-have pieces to excite and delight the customer.

Day to Day

  • Strong interpretation of trends into commercial designs
  • Gathering and using relevant internal and external information to drive product and range development for the customer
  • Developing the product strategy in conjunction with the Buyers and Merchandisers, which can then be translated into specific products for a range
  • Following product development through from Brief to Press
  • Constantly developing the range with Buying and our suppliers to ensure it evolves and continues to meet the needs of the custome
  • Work alongside the accessories design team
  • Responsible for hand drawing specs produced by hand and Illustrator/CA
  • Ability to build independent color stories

 

 

Must Haves

  • Relevant accessories experience
  • An understanding and passion for emerging trends
  • Knowledge of CAD would be beneficial
  • Experience working with European and Far East factories/suppliers
  • Ability to strongly interpret trends into designs/product for the Topman customer
  • Appetite for design influences and strong eye
  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • Strong enthusiasm for Topman as a brand
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to communicate confidently at all levels
  • Ability to work under pressure and with strong personalities
  • Good teamwork and inter-personal skills
  • Yarn knowledge

Added Extras

  • Early finish Fridays during Summer!
  • 25% discount across all our fab 8 brands to shop until you drop
  • Stunning London offices with a restaurant, bar and beauty salon to always look and feel your best
  • Regular sample sales to refresh your wardrobe at fractional prices
  • Fun, inspiring and ambitious colleagues pushing the boundaries across the whole business
  • Regular competitions to win amazing prizes
  • Events to support our diverse range of charities

We regret, due to volume, only suitable applicants will be contacted

You’ll find every Arcadia brand shares the same values. We all start with letting people be themselves. We are informal while professional, and we are all about mixing fun with commercial nous. Throughout your career with us we will help you develop, and give you the chance to influence our future. It's not only our products but our people who drive our success. Our people are at the heart of everything we do.