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Associate Designer, Dining - West Elm

Date: Jul 30, 2019

Location: Brooklyn, NY, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WE-16300
Area of Interest: Product Development - Design
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: West Elm
Position Type: Full-time


Associate Designer, Dining -- West Elm

Who we are:
Born in Brooklyn in 2002, West Elm is a global design company dedicated to transforming people's lives and spaces through creativity, style, and purpose. We create unique, modern and affordable home decor and curate a global selection of local, ethically-sourced and Fair-Trade Certified products, available online and in our 100+ stores worldwide.

Our home base is nestled down under the Manhattan Bridge in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, right above our flagship store. We are a dynamic, fast-paced brand with an exciting growth strategy. We value imagination, diversity and giving people the opportunity to explore, grow and shape our future. We look for innovative, smart and hard-working individuals who enjoy creative thinking and ingenuity. Help us carry out our mission of being a source of inspiration to our customers, creating a global community and tirelessly seeking ways to evolve our brand.

Design and develop products consistent with seasonal trends and concepts, and customer/business needs. Under the leadership of the director, own the development process for each product from sketch to approval.

Essential Functions:

* Translate trends and concepts into designs that respond to business needs for the relevant product category.
* Develop designs from initial concept through approval.
* Pull tears and assemble concepts.
* Create presentation boards.
* Develop designs through sketching and 3D modeling.
* Prepare product renderings.
* Present to design, merchant and leadership team.
* Complete product specifications and CADs.
* Own the development process through daily communication with the sourcing department, vendors and agents.
* Comment on product samples.
* Issue product approvals.
* Coordinate sample presentations and organize samples.


* Are passionate about design, style, and decorating.
* Love to work collaboratively in a group, and have an innate willingness to dig in and contribute with your team.
* Are driven and motivated by the possibilities ahead.
* Think innovation is critical in a business environment and support others in creative thinking.
* Pride yourself on the quality of work and are a stickler for the details.



* Minimum 4 years professional experience required.
* Degree in design or equivalent experience.
* Experience with drafting, 3D modeling, and rendering a must (we use Autocad, Rhino, and Keyshot)
* Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Outlook are essential.


We offer an extensive benefits package designed to help you grow, personally and professionally, to care for your family and to build a secure future. Depending on your position and your location, here's a look at what you might be eligible for:

* Competitive benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance; tax-free spending accounts; same-sex domestic partner benefits; commuter benefits; and more
* A 401(k) plan and other investment opportunities
* Paid vacations, holidays and other time-off programs
* A generous discount on all Williams Sonoma Inc. brands through multiple shopping channels
* Cross-brand and cross-function career opportunities
* Discounts on nearby gyms and other local businesses

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

This role is not eligible for relocation assistance.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

Nearest Major Market: Brooklyn
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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