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Karen Wazen

Eyewear Designer

Other

Flexible in Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Senior Eyewear Designer required to own the design process for upcoming collections.

Level

Senior Manager

Skills

Eyewear (Advanced)

Technical Design (Advanced)

Sketching (Intermediate)

3D Modeling (Intermediate)

3D Rendering (Intermediate)

Trend Analysis (Intermediate)

Trend Awareness (Intermediate)

Trend Research (Intermediate)

Mood Boards (Intermediate)

Accessory Design (Intermediate)

Languages

English (Work Proficiency)

Karen Wazen is a contemporary eyewear company based in Dubai. They have been growing their middle eastern presence over the last 4 years and they are stocked in Harvey Nichols, Farfetch, Browns and Ounass amongst others.

They now seek an experienced eyewear designer to lead the vision for future collections.

You will be responsible for interacting with the leadership team to understand the brand and their target consumers. This position will be charged with researching current and future trends and presenting back to the leadership team. You will also create sketches, render them into 3D models and outline technical specifications in AutoCAD. Ultimately you will be managing the design journey from beginning to end.

It is essential that you have a technical understanding of eyewear so you can advise on why/how to use certain hinges, arms, acetate or other components in your designs.

You will need to show initiative to drive your productivity forward and pro-actively share updates with the team, including any challenges faced or opportunities for cost savings and quality improvements.

Responsibilities

  • Research seasonal / current / future trends and prepare mood boards / presentations to present to lead team.
  • Analyze domestic and international markets to identify new products while maintaining brand identity and business strategy.
  • Work with manufacturing team to research and develop innovative details for new products.
  • Fully sketch all new designs in Illustrator and 3D render for presentation to lead team.
  • Finalize detailed technical drawings, including sectional and multiple viewpoints.
  • Participate in industry conferences and trade shows.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5+ years of design experience in eyewear or accessories.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Full proficiency in Adobe Create Suite, 3D Modelling, 3D Rendering, and AutoCAD.
  • International travel will be required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design from an accredited college or university.

Level

Senior Manager

Skills

Eyewear (Advanced)

Technical Design (Advanced)

Sketching (Intermediate)

3D Modeling (Intermediate)

3D Rendering (Intermediate)

Trend Analysis (Intermediate)

Trend Awareness (Intermediate)

Trend Research (Intermediate)

Mood Boards (Intermediate)

Accessory Design (Intermediate)

Languages

English (Work Proficiency)

Senior Eyewear Designer required to own the design process for upcoming collections.

Karen Wazen is a contemporary eyewear company based in Dubai. They have been growing their middle eastern presence over the last 4 years and they are stocked in Harvey Nichols, Farfetch, Browns and Ounass amongst others.

They now seek an experienced eyewear designer to lead the vision for future collections.

You will be responsible for interacting with the leadership team to understand the brand and their target consumers. This position will be charged with researching current and future trends and presenting back to the leadership team. You will also create sketches, render them into 3D models and outline technical specifications in AutoCAD. Ultimately you will be managing the design journey from beginning to end.

It is essential that you have a technical understanding of eyewear so you can advise on why/how to use certain hinges, arms, acetate or other components in your designs.

You will need to show initiative to drive your productivity forward and pro-actively share updates with the team, including any challenges faced or opportunities for cost savings and quality improvements.

Responsibilities

  • Research seasonal / current / future trends and prepare mood boards / presentations to present to lead team.
  • Analyze domestic and international markets to identify new products while maintaining brand identity and business strategy.
  • Work with manufacturing team to research and develop innovative details for new products.
  • Fully sketch all new designs in Illustrator and 3D render for presentation to lead team.
  • Finalize detailed technical drawings, including sectional and multiple viewpoints.
  • Participate in industry conferences and trade shows.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5+ years of design experience in eyewear or accessories.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Full proficiency in Adobe Create Suite, 3D Modelling, 3D Rendering, and AutoCAD.
  • International travel will be required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design from an accredited college or university.

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