Designer-Kids Apparel

Product Development
Employment Status
Requisition Number
Bon-Ton Stores Inc.
Milwaukee Corporate Headquarters

Job Description

As the Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. Designer of Kids Apparel, you help to create a smaller business in terms of volume but manage a much larger piece of the process. At our company, you are responsible for assisting with design, development, and approval of new products for apparel brands.


On the Job You’ll:

  • Lead seasonal design direction of product and collaborate with Product and Merchant teams during product development process to visualize and interpret customer needs. 
  • Review market analysis for indications of trends in color, fabrics and style.
  • Selects colors, fabrics and design silhouettes for the upcoming season.
  • Create seasonal collections targeting price points allocated.
  • Create designs for all classifications of assigned lines that will result in products that meet the trend needs of the Buyer and ultimately the customer.
  • Prepare effective presentation boards with colors, fabric, and silhouettes appropriate for the brand(s) using automated systems (e.g., windows based computer), Illustration or CAD skills
  • Communicate details of the design concept to the Technical Designer to ensure that the product developed at the sample stage accurately matches the concept design.
  • Collaborate with vendors on technical construction techniques.
  • Examine the sample garment and makes changes until the wanted effect is met.
  • Supervise process of approving samples from vendors and manufacturers as well as artwork and lab dips.
  • Provide leadership, management and development of direct reports.

We value your…

  • 3-5 Years’ professional hands-on design experience
  • Knowledge and education in product design, material components and construction
  • Education of color, texture, & style within the kids design
  • Experience using Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop, Kaledo is a plus!
  • Comfort level with communicating and presenting to leaders
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet strict production schedules
  • Experience conceptualizing print ideas and working with CAD artists

When you dedicate your time, effort and skills for The Bon-Ton Stores, we want to give back to you. Whether you are a full time, hourly associate, a salaried professional, or part time associate, our benefits package will help you create a balanced, well-rounded life. These benefits, after meeting eligibility requirements, include:

  • Associate Discount
  • Flexible work schedule, including summer early out schedule
  • Medical, Dental and Vision for full time associates, once eligible
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Vacation and Sick pay for full and regular part-time associates, once eligible


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