Seasonal Holiday Designer

Aurora, New York / MacKenzie-Childs

Posted: Oct 27, 2017


The MacKenzie-Childs Design Team ? an internationally renowned brand based in Aurora, New York ? is looking for a talented, full-time Seasonal Designer to work in a fast-paced environment. The candidate will work as an integral team member, with a specific focus on home decor as it relates to Christmas, Halloween and Easter products. A portfolio and prior art and design experience are mandatory. Some essential responsibilities will include the following:

Conceptualizing, designing, and communicating new products based upon inspirations provided through creative briefs

Creating designs in Photoshop, incorporating MacKenzie-Childs signature patterns and textures, creating prototype samples, and constructing in-house prototypes as needed

Creating manufacturing development packets for each new product with an eye to specificity and detail

Communicating with vendors through telephone and emails as needed

Collaborating with the other Designers, Production crew and Quality Control for product approval

Managing work load and ensuring that Design work areas are organized, efficient and tidy

Interfacing between Design and Production to maintain quality and open lines of communication

Maintaining an awareness of market trends and materials to support innovative and unique design initiatives appropriate to the brand


MUST be a creative individual willing to wear a lot of different hats

MUST be able to maintain a positive attitude under pressure

A self-starter: able to identify areas of need

Must have the ability to identify market trends and translate them into products that support the MacKenzie-Childs brand vision

Must possess understanding of high quality standards

The ability to communicate design ideas well - verbally, visually and written - is required

Ability to sketch required

Ability to paint artistically is required

Adobe Creative Suite required and 3-d experience preferred (Rhino, CAD, SketchUp)

Global business acumen ? understanding of business on a global scale and ability to communicate with overseas vendors with precision and grace

Must be able to work successfully in a team environment

Requires a playful and wholesome imagination and a working knowledge of broad range of material

A strong understanding of key design concepts: color, pattern mixing, and historical design preferred

Must be able to multi-task, pro-actively trouble shoot, and problem solve quickly

Organizational skills, accuracy, attention to detail required

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