I Love Ugly is an Auckland based, internationally focused premium menswear brand with a vision to create the best premium men's streetwear brand in the world. I Love Ugly has carved out a niche, collaborating with some of the world's most prestigious heritage brands such as Onitsuka Tiger and JanSport.

I Love Ugly is ever-evolving with a strive to push boundaries and innovatively revolutionise the menswear lifestyle marketplace of tomorrow.

The Position:
We are looking for a part-time Menswear Design Assistant with the x-factor. You will be working closely with our Creative Director on executing seasonal collections for all product categories, mainly working on garments. Your primary responsibility will be working to develop our collections based on past successes and current market trends.

  • Supporting the Creative Director with daily tasks to complete our monthly collections.
  • Support the Production Manager with daily tasks associated with monthly collections.
  • Researching fashion trends and performing market research that works into the I Love Ugly brand strategy
  • Navigating through social media channels and blogs for micro trends
  • Understanding past season successes and studying internal data to use for new collections
  • Continuously collecting seasonal inspiration 
  • Continual research around innovative design detailing
  • Completing necessary design tasks after fit meetings. 
  • Working to meet design deadlines and production timelines
  • A good eye for placement graphics which represent the I Love Ugly DNA
  • Management of outsourcing illustrative and graphic design work
  • Making sure that the I Love Ugly DNA is present in each garment.
  • Design and edit garment designs in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop 
  • Attending fit meetings when necessary
  • Manage and organise trims/labels/combo fabrics etc to be ready to hand over to the production team.
  • Assist during Editorial and Ecommerce shoots 
  • Other duties, projects and tasks as assigned by management
  • 2-3 years of experience in the fashion industry
  • Good skills in graphic design
  • Illustrative skills (prefered but not essential)
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop 
  • Passion for Menswear, fashion and streetwear culture
Skill sets and personal attributes:
  • Must be extremely organised and can multi-task 
  • Able to analyse data and interpret sales data 
  • Familiarity with market trends
  • Good understanding of brand and aesthetic
  • Ability to work well in a team setting as well as independently
  • Must have a growth mindset and an enthusiasm to learn
  • Must be open to constructive criticism
  • Fluent in English both written and verbal as English is the working language of the company
  • Ability to translate trends into I Love Uglys aesthetic with a contemporary handwriting
  • Can work in a high paced environment
  • Team player
  • University degree is not required
  • Must be able to provide examples of their work and aesthetic so we can understand your eye for detail, passion and interests in contemporary men's streetwear.
25-30 hours per week.
$70,000 - $80,000 FTE.

Send application to careers@iloveugly.net