Design Co-Founder

NEW YORK, NY | Full-Time

Sukoon is a rising modest activewear start-up looking for an awesome, highly-motivated, creative individual to lead our product development all the way through production. The perfect candidate has what takes to grow into a Co-Founder.

The role will include leading our design initiatives all the way through production. You will be responsible for the entire product design process including market research, mood board creation, designing, sketching, sourcing, prototyping and tech packs. You will also be responsible for all aspects relating to technical design and production. As we grow, you will also have the opportunity to style photo shoots and work with our marketing and creative direction teams to execute the brand vision. You'll develop new products and collections with the aim to create brand cohesiveness and serve a large, overlooked market.

Our ideal candidate is highly creative and analytical, and is a strong, charismatic leader that can bring our dream activewear wardrobe to life. You have at least 5 years of design experience, are proficient in Illustrator, Photo Shop, and Microsoft Office. You have the ability to set a creative tone and to inspire ideas and new concepts while visualizing how to build out several collections for a new market. You have an in-depth knowledge of silhouettes, fabrics, color ways, sewing techniques and trims. You have a strong background all aspects of women’s activewear and accessory design, technical design, costing and supply chain management. You love working in teams and you excel in creating unique products that solve wardrobe challenges for our target market. You are a hard-worker and you work well in a fast-pace start-up environment. You are a problem-solver by nature, and have the ability to build processes and manage a growing team. You are excited to work in an all-hands-on-deck start-up environment and do what it takes to build a financially sustainable business.

You should be super excited about the following:

  • Being part of the foundational team for a game-changing brand;
  • Understanding, improving and iterating on existing products that have already been designed for our target market;
  • Researching global markets to create mood boards using identified new trends, fabrics, techniques, etc., while pulling inspirational imagery and references;
  • Providing recommendations regarding color palette, silhouettes, trims, embroidery, and novelty etc. as it pertains to each concept;
  • Developing forward-thinking ideas and move the brand forward with a fresh eye, while maintaining an on-brand aesthetic at all times;
  • llustrating and presenting concepts/sketches to the team internally;
  • Establishing strong ownership from concept to fully rendered product with an eye on all design details (including trims), approval deadlines, and potential costing challenges;
  • Sewing and inventing new design prototypes, developing patterns and assembling tech packs for each new product;
  • Ensuring and overseeing proper and timely garment construction;
  • Leading on sourcing initiatives and shopping the market for fabrics, trims, and other materials;
  • Troubleshooting potential production issues and collaborating with team members to solve them; e with cross functional team members to problem solve issues that may arise;

ABOUT SUKOON

We launched via Kickstarter in June 2016, and have since been featured in nearly 20 global media publications, including ABC World News, The Huffington Post, NowThis and Allure. We value building a community of women who have been overlooked by the apparel markets, and designing activewear products for them. We are committed to designing products that make each woman look and feel hard-core and on-trend. We are a team of passionate, creative visionaries and businesswomen who are looking for an activewear designer who can help us disrupt the athleisure industry while being inclusive, sustainable, and collaborative. We are looking for a passionate individual is driven to help us bring inclusive activewear to the womenswear market.

This role is ideal for someone interested in being deeply involved in the conceptualization and development of a brand from the early stages. You will be working very closely with the Founder & CEO, Arshiya Kherani, throughout the transition period, but the ultimate goal is for you to be able to run with our design processes.

ABOUT THE FOUNDER, ARSHIYA

I am a committed and passionate individual who is excited to be building something from the ground up that will empower women all over the world. Easily inspired by positivity, I appreciate when my team members bring confidence and a can-do energy to the table. I value honesty, straightforwardness, and dedication, and hope to foster a team culture that is open, fun, innovative and iterative. I make a lot of lists, take a lot of notes, and do my best to listen as much as I can. I love learning, and look forward to learning from you as we build this company together! My background is in small business and community development, and being socially responsible is as important to me as ensuring that we stay financially sustainable. When I’m having a bad day, I unwind by running to a great playlist, which is usually followed by an episode of Friends and a slice of pizza.

GET IN TOUCH!

If you think this is role is for you, send us your resume and a design portfolio. Compensation will be based on experience, and will include a combination of equity + cash. (Please do not apply if you are looking for strictly cash compensation, as that is not available at this time). This position is for those seeking a long-term role in a rising brand.

Please send cover letter, resume and e-portfolio to hello@sukoonactive.com with “Design Co-Founder Application” in the subject line.

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