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.
We have an opportunity within our TOPMAN Design department for a Freelance Design Assistant. A role at TOPMAN promises a fast paced, challenging, innovative working environment.
As a Freelance Design Assistant at TOPMAN you will:
- Support our Designers with creating trend boards for each season and for micro-trends, using catwalk and alternative research sources (street trends, blogs).
- Assist the Designers in the development of their ranges ; visiting branches, researching competition, looking at fabric/print selections and silhouettes
- Attend all relevant meetings, contributing to Design ideas/trends/must haves
- Compile trip reports and distribute to team
- Manage in-house sample library
- Producing original artwork in-house that can be used to translate into product.
- Sourcing swatches and samples that will drive trend and product inspiration.
- Regularly researching blogs, identifying trends and reporting back to the Design team
Skills / experience required
- Passion for the TOPMAN brand
- Relevant Design qualification
- An understanding and passion for street trends
- Knowledge of CAD would be beneficial
- Print design skills would be beneficial
- Commercially aware with a strong understanding of the High Street
- Creative flair
- Strong communication skills and ability to communicate confidently at all levels
- Ability to work under pressure and with strong personalities
- Good teamwork and inter-personal skills
- Strong organisational skills, attention to detail and accuracy
From bonus schemes to season ticket loans, that make your commute a little easier, we offer a range benefits here at head office. We make the most out of our staff discount across The Arcadia Group and a range of brands externally.
As well as this we have lots of exciting things that happen throughout the year, to say a big thanks for all the hard work our great teams put in.