Knitwear Designer - Freelance (Full-Time, New York or Remote)

Role Overview:

The Knitwear Designer is responsible for overseeing and executing the design and product development of all fully-fashioned knitwear styles. This role's key focus is to develop knitwear styles that not only speak to the brand, but are also cohesive with the jewelry and other ready-to-wear categories within each delivery season. This candidate should be able to work well with a small and growing team, but also be able to work efficiently independently. This role will have the opportunity to work in a fast paced start-up environment, wear multiple hats, and manage different stages of a collection at once. Strong organizational, critical thinking and communication skills are a must. Intuitive skills in strategy and merchandising are a plus!

Roles and Responsibilities:
-Analyze trends in colors and styles, and work with vintage inspiration to apply brand aesthetic to new developments
-Research competitors to sharpen focus on aesthetic differentiation
-Ensure that all development aligns with brand identity and is within target price points
-Translate initial design concepts into sketches by hand or with Illustrator
-Create and regularly update linesheets for company wide communication
-Establish sampling calendar to ensure deadlines are met and communicate updates clearly internally
-Liaise with the overseas knitting factory in regards to sourcing raw materials, lead-times, minimum order quantities, colors, cost price and availability 
-Make thorough and detailed technical packages including clear documentation of design details, yarn information, specs, construction notes and graded specs for production
-Attend fittings and create fit notes + revised specs as needed. Clearly communicate any changes to the factory

-Assist in the compilation of final production POs each season, track factory deliveries and communicate any updates to the full team.


5+ years experience as an designer/assistant designer in knitwear

Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@dannijo.com.



DANNIJO internship program provides college students first hand experience of working in a fast paced environment in the heart of New York City! We offer internships for Winter/Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. Please state which department you are interested in working in, and the semester for which you are applying. 

Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@dannijo.com.