Assistant Designer/ Product Developer


Michi,, a fashion forward performance active lifestyle brand, is currently seeking an Assistant Designer/ Product Developer with superb design and construction ability. 

JOB SUMMARY: To assist with creation of seasonal collections and new developments for active lifestyle brand MICHI.


  • Collaborate with Design Director in creating exciting concepts and mood boards
  • Assist with presentation preparation
  • Attend initial design concept meetings and contribute to seasonal ideas
  • Assist in the design and ownership of specific SKUs each season
  • Sketch new styles and details seasonally for apparel and accessories
  • Respond to direction given for sketches and detailing by Design Director
  • Provide detailed construction sketches
  • Work with Design Director to decide fabrication, material and trims for each style
  • Create accurate technical drawings and detail sheets for each style, manage changes through the season, communication of BOMS to production manager
  • Maintain development sketch and BOM binder, as well as digital sketch library for all assigned styles
  • Constantly retain and check seasonal boards are up to date and accurate with correct fabrics and sketches
  • Manage own workflow and timeline based on key deadlines given by Design Director.
  • Execute and present clear research and sketches to design director.
  • Launch and follow up accurately on trials and protos based on inspiration details
  • Work closely with factories to ensure all launched styles/trials are made accurately
  • Attend proto fittings and update all sketches in accordance with detail changes communicated in fittings


  • Superb conceptual, design and construction ability
  • A design diploma unless your illustrations or garments speak for themselves
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate concepts visually
  • Deep empathy, including listening skills and patience
  • Creativity and vision
  • Technical knowledge of activewear/knitwear/stitch constructions
  • General knowledge of yarns/fibers
  • CAD proficiency (Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop)
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines at once


Please email your cover letter, resume and portfolio to:

Please include Job Title, “Assistant Designer”, in the subject line of your message.

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