Design Assistant - SLGs and Lifestyle

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Arts, Entertainment, and Media
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About the job

Founded in 1971 in Somerset, England, today Mulberry is a truly global fashion company and the largest manufacturer of luxury leather goods in the United Kingdom. Across all locations, we are united by our employee values: Be Bold, Be Open, Be Responsible, Be Imaginative.

If these are values you share, we would love you to join our team.

The Role:

To support in the design of the Small Leather Goods and Lifestyle collections.


Duties & Responsibilities: 




-         Carry out research as specified by the Head of Leather Goods Design or other members of the team. 

-         Display resourcefulness with a variety of research techniques including library and market research. 

-         Find interesting research to use for shape / material / treatment reference.        




-         Contribute to the design of the small leather goods and lifestyle collections, working closely with the other Designers and Head of Leather Goods Design. 

-         Experiment with different techniques and materials to push the creativity and to make the collections diverse. 

-         Be confident in developing ideas 3-dimensionally and always looking to develop design ideas in more original and modern ways. 

-         Push the collection to be as luxurious and innovative as possible whilst maintaining a true Mulberry aesthetic. 

-         Prepare specs for suppliers. 

-         Work closely with the Pre-Production Team to ensure product specs are accurate for target costings and production handover. 

-         Produce accurate sketches / CADS updated after fits for production team. 

-         Ensure critical path is adhered to and keep on top of all key dates. 

-         Communicate regularly with the rest of the team with any ideas, issues, progress, delays etc. 




-         Ability to work well as part of a team.

-         Ability to quickly adapt to change and support your team navigating an agile work environment.

-         Ability successfully collaborates with different areas of the business.

-         Excellent inter-personal skills able to understand the needs of the different stakeholders

-         Support the team and demonstrate the ability to understand what the Studio requires to be efficient and a great creative place.



-         Understand and demonstrate the Mulberry employee values and behaviours: Be Bold, Be Imaginative, Be Open, Be Responsible.

-         Support Mulberry to deliver an inclusive culture, through behaving in a way that is open-minded and respectful towards others, and understanding that your views, opinions, and experiences may not always be shared by your colleagues.

-         Act as an ambassador for Mulberry and communicate positively about the brand.


Made to Last:

-         Wherever possible, incorporate environmentally responsible practices into your work. Contribute to decreasing Mulberry’s carbon footprint, helping to mitigate climate change and promoting a greener, more sustainable future.

-         Support to foster an environment where diversity is embraced and all individuals feel valued, respected and included. Promote equity, empathy and understanding and demonstrate this commitment within your internal and external communities.

Skills and Experience Required: 


·Relevant Design degree – ideally specialised in SLGs.

· Proficiency with technical drawings on Illustrator. 

· Experienced in rendering on Photoshop.  

· Passion for Mulberry and Accessories Design. 

· Knowledge of luxury leather goods trends. 

· Self-motivated and organised with excellent communication skills. 

· Fluent spoken and written English.  

Mulberry is an equal opportunities employer and we are passionate about hiring and developing the best talent. All hiring decisions are made only on the basis of qualifications, skills or experience and as they relate to the particular role. If you need us to make any adjustments to our application or interview processes to enable you to be at your best, please email us at