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Job Opening - Designer

Job Title: Designer

Company: RAT BOI

Location: Ventura, CA

Job Type: Full-time

Job Description: We are seeking a talented and experienced Fashion Designer to join our creative team at RAT BOI. As a Fashion Designer, you will play a crucial role in conceptualizing, designing, and developing our next collections. The ideal candidate should have a keen understanding of current fashion trends, a strong artistic vision, and the ability to translate concepts into unique and commercially viable designs.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and analyze current fashion trends, market demand, and consumer preferences and translate to mood boards for key apparel trends relevant to the RAT BOI customer. 
  • Conceptualize and develop new design concepts for upcoming collections that are relevant to the RAT BOI customer
  • Expand upon current product line to develop core styles, innovate new collections, and design cherished 
  • Create detailed sketches, technical drawings, and specifications for each design.
  • Select and source appropriate fabrics, trims, and materials for production. Prior relationships with fabric vendors and manufacturers are highly desirable.
  • Ability to innovate in new sustainable fabrics and broaden the spectrum of our product line.
  • Develop all tech packs for your designs and work closely with patternmakers and sample makers to bring designs to life.
  • Oversee the production process to ensure designs are executed accurately and meet quality standards.
  • Strong ability to work in start-up environment, manage your own schedule, and deadlines with autonomy. 
  • Work closely with fit models to ensure garments meet design specifications and fit requirements before release to production.
  • Preferred experience with knits, swimwear, wovens, and extended sizing.
  • The role is based in Ventura, CA but open to accommodating some remote work for the right candidate. 

Requirements

  • 4+ years experience in apparel design.
  • Strong eye and ability to work under own initiative
  • Strong understanding of garment fit, construction, and experience working with fit models to ensure a perfect fit on all sizes.
  • Ability to create and complete tech packs
  • Experience and ease navigating Adobe Suite, and Excel
  • Strong ability to juggle many different tasks, manage schedules, prioritize workload appropriately and meet deadlines
  • Strong communication skills and a team player

Benefits:

  • Paid vacation, sick, holidays & volunteer time-off for eligible employees
  • Mission based company + casual and entrepreneurial work environment
  • Clothing discount, dog-friendly office, company events + parties and much more

To apply for this position pleasure submit your resume, portfolio, and cover letter along with the following project to info@ratboi.com. Please include "Designer Application - [Your name]" in the subject line:

  • Take this online color test and send a screenshot of the results page.
  • Create a mood board of fall 2024 Key apparel trends relevant to RAT BOI.
  • Sketch 5 key apparel pieces relevant to RAT BOI using your mood board images. 

RAT BOI is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

About Us: RAT BOI is a dynamic and innovative slow-fashion brand based in Ventura, CA, committed to creating timeless, comfortable basics and designs that make our customers feel great. With a focus on quality, creativity, and sustainability, we are dedicated to making ethically made, lasting basics. Join our small team and contribute to a growing brand and our upcoming collections. 

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