Assistant Apparel Designer

The Assistant Apparel Designer is responsible for supporting the design, research, and development of all apparel and soft goods design and will manage tech pack completion and accuracy. The successful candidate will have a love of quality, utility, durability and timeless style. They will be attuned to the importance of detail and nuance, alongside an ability to perform effectively in a fast-paced environment. They will respond to change and unexpected challenges with a sense of grace, curiosity, and enthusiasm. This role will report directly to the Vice President of Design.


  • Technical drawing, tech pack building, and template making for apparel styles.

  • Research new style concepts, vintage research, market place analysis, materials sourcing, trim development.

  • Partner with VP Design and Production teams to build tech packs for all factories.

  • Participate in all garment fittings.

  • Mock-up prototypes and work through all corrections on each garment sample. Partner with Tech Design to ensure clear direction and goals are defined.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills

  • Outstanding teamwork abilities to ensure goals are met
  • 1-2 years of apparel design experience working in a fast-paced, professional environment.

  • Organization and maintenance of sketch, fabric and trim libraries.

  • Coordinate design and development process with partner-teams throughout the organization.

Competencies “You have…”:

  • Strong technical drawing ability in Illustrator, presentation ability with Photoshop, and publishing skill with InDesign.

  • Outstanding ability to build BOMs and concise, accurate TPs.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Strong work ethic and creative problem solving skills with a desire to grow career through integrity and hard work.

See Inside the Office of Best Made Co

Best Made Co. brings superior-quality outdoor goods to its New York City shop and web store, empowering people to get out around the campfire. The company was started after founder Peter Buchanan-Smith saw a need for a better axe—not only as a lifeline to the wilderness, but as an inspiration for people to reconnect with their hands and nature. The brand has since expanded its offerings to include apparel, bags, tools, and home goods, and was named one of Ad Age's "Top Companies Creatives Will Give Up Their Freedom For."

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