Associate Designer

Los Angeles, CA
Design /
Full-Time /
On-site
ASSOCIATE DESIGNER
Madhappy is a Los Angeles-based clothing brand made for a community of optimists, born in 2017. Madhappy uses apparel, events, and experimental retail spaces – including its permanent flagship in West Hollywood – to explore a personal expression as a means to an improved state of mind. Its own seasonal stores – with past and present locations including New York City (Soho), Aspen, Miami, East Hampton, and Tokyo – are each designed to reflect their site, while still sharing the brand’s DNA. The brand currently produces a selection of ever-evolving, evergreen classic styles, seasonally available collections and collaborations. Madhappy supports research and awareness in mental health through The Madhappy Foundation (a 501c(3) non-profit) and writes Local Optimist, a print magazine. Each to celebrate us as works-in-progress, and the personal and collective expression that is a part of that.

About the job
We are looking to hire a full-time Associate Designer role for Madhappy.

In this position, you will be responsible for supporting the design team in all aspects of design development for Madhappy. This role will report directly to our Senior Design Director.

You must be based in or willing to move to Los Angeles to be considered for this position.

Responsibilities
●      Support design team with administrative tasks
●      Support design team with extensive vintage research to find new silhouettes, fabrics, trims, Logo techniques, etc.
●      Responsible for updating visual line plans, tech packs, BOM & sketch boards
●      Participate in fittings to make sure all notes are changes are documented
●      Create flat digital sketches for presentation boards and tech packs 
●      Update and maintain seasonal color development and sketch binders
●      Assist in sourcing and approval of fabric samples, lab dips, strike-off’s and other development materials 
●      Follow up with cross functional departments on all sourcing and development materials  

About you
Qualifications
●      Highly Proficient in Illustrator and knowledge of CAD Go-getter, team player, proactive
●      Willingness to roll up sleeves and jump in where needed
●      Experience with design development & a desire to learn and develop skill set
●      Must have a two-year AAS or College degree in Fashion Design
●      Have a minimum of 2 years of experience in Fashion Design 

Characteristics
●      Keen awareness of who our current customers are
●      Love for vintage research and ability to reinterpret
●      Able to respond quickly to multiple projects with strong time management skills
●      Resourceful, creative, and efficient when faced with multiple tasks and challenging deadlines
●      Be able to take direction and work under pressure in an environment of constant shifting priorities and changes 
●      Detail oriented and is a strong self-starter 

Benefits
●      15 days PTO, and 9 days sick pay annually
●      Paid holidays
●      Health, dental, and vision insurance with 75% premium coverage by Madhappy
●      Retirement plans available
●      $600 quarterly health stipends
●      Employee discount and early access to products
About Madhappy
Learn more about our initiatives including Local Optimist & The Madhappy Foundation below and via Madhappy.com and @Madhappy.

About Local Optimist
Local Optimist is a space for radical discovery and connection. By focusing on open conversations and mindful exploration, we orient people with reliable, optimistic resources — available at any moment.

About The Madhappy Foundation
The Madhappy Foundation™ is non-profit organization, 501(c)(3) with a mission to improve mental health globally. Through The Madhappy Foundation™, 1% of proceeds from every sale benefit our efforts to raise awareness, fund research, and positively impact the mental health movement.

Learn more here.