Apparel Designer

City of Industry, CA (CADC) - Full-time


At Hot Topic, we’re passionate about creativity and high performance. We're also passionate about Pop case you hadn't noticed. We are looking for a Designer to join our team and turning our licenses into wearable fashion. This role is hands on and will help keep the stars aligned for the design and product team.

What You'll Do:

  • Designs and creates sketches and specs for product development team, preparing spec sheets with detailed technical information, maintain design records and ensure line sheets are up to date and communicate with overseas and local vendors/merchants
  • Develop & Present trend / mood boards and communicate effectively with cross-functional teams to achieve alignment on projects
  • Research & Shop market for trend and inspiration, identifying new trends in fabric, trim, fit, and hardware pieces and other raw materials
  • Work closely with Buying and Technical Design team throughout the development process to ensure the highest level of quality and integrity.
  • Follow the product through it's full development process - reviewing and approving design, lab dips, trim, fabric details, participating in fittings and providing fit comments to ensure proper fit and brand integrity.
  • Participate in the conceptual development of product lines, providing recommendations regarding seasonal themes, edits to line, and new concepts, Create style board for area of responsibility, showing silhouette and color, fabric, print/pattern options.

What You'll Need

  • 3+ Years of design experience, preferably in a corporate/team environment, licensing experience a plus
  • Technical knowledge of fabric construction, finishes, sewing techniques, graphics and trim
  • An obsession with Pop Culture & Licensing
  • Communication skills - both written & verbal and you're a major team player
  • Strong comuter skills including Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

Our company participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is a program that electronically confirms a candidate’s eligibility to work in the United States after completing the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9). The information provided on the Form I-9 is compared to the records contained in the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) databases. This helps employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of newly hired employees.