Job Description



Serving the needs of all families with young children, Carter’s Inc. is the largest North American apparel retailer exclusively for babies and young children, encompassing Carter’s, OshKosh B’gosh, Skip*Hop and Little Planet brands. Meaningful work, constant learning, genuine people, and a community guided by core values that promote inclusion and innovation is in everything we do. There are many reasons to build your career at Carter's.

How You’ll Make an Impact:

This role typical reports into a Designer and is based in our Buckhead office in our hybrid/ in-office work environment (4 days/week in-office).

50% Design Process & Communication

  • Support facilitation for all aspects of design: from initial concept to final development of product
  • Participate in all aspects of daily follow up with internal business partner, i.e. email communication and meetings
  • Learn the creative process as well as observing the design leaders in the day to day workings
  • Prepare and update InDesign linesheets accordingly and manage silhouette numbers
  • Assist with pre-production art (review prints, graphic scale & placements, validate color chips and line sheets/BOM with supervisor and own complete process for their portion of the line)
  • Participate in fit process and update design sketches based on feedback during fittings
  • Train Interns on silhouette sketching in Illustrator and line sheet/BOM responsibilities
  • Build and update color swatch palettes as needed for the team
  • Regularly communicate progress with cross functional partners
  • Responsible for editing all product details throughout design review process that impact final execution of product commercialization

30% Product line Development

  • Sketch technical drawings in illustrator, communicate design intent, and update silo matrix accordingly, with direction from supervisor
  • Fill silhouettes with prints/art in Illustrator working line sheet, update print-outs accordingly for presentation meetings
  • Independently design at least one program or a portion of a program with Supervisor’s mentorship

20% Creative Concept

  • Research and present design and creative concepts that demonstrate innovative, brand-right creative (silos, trim & details, color, print & graphic design direction to supervisor and peers)
  • Prepare and request design and proto samples from Product Development & Sourcing team
  • Assemble creative and /or trend boards for formal internal or external presentations and set up creative PDF files

We’d Love to Hear from You if:

Must have:

  • Must have a portfolio
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0(3.2 GPA or higher strongly preferred)
  • Required to have graduated within 6 months of class start date
  • Must be able to start in the role full time by June 2024
  • BA or BFA

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Exhibits inquisitiveness
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Has basic knowledge of garment construction, silhouettes, color ways, sewing techniques, fabrication and trim
  • Possesses strong attention to detail and good organizational skills
  • Strong time management and creative problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, creative, and team oriented environment
  • Ability to interpret supervisor’s direction
  • Strong sense of color and aesthetic ability to interpret creative trends for the Carter’s brand
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and InDesign
  • Working knowledge of Product Lifecycle Management tool preferred

Our Team Members:

  • Lead Courageously: Have a strong sense of personal values that align with our Company values
  • Collaborates Broadly: Build cooperation, trust, and thrive in a consensus driven environment
  • Customer Focus: Proactively seek opportunities to leverage data and fact-based insights to serve customers and/or internal clients
  • Drive Growth: Set aggressive goals and implement plans precisely
  • Cultivates Innovation:  Respectfully challenge the "we’ve always done it this way" mentality and explore new ways to achieve desired outcomes

Make a career at Carter’s:

  • Career Development: Success starts from within, and we have several paths from which you can choose to enhance your career evolution. From Carter’s University to Toastmasters to mentorship programs and more, we encourage you to utilize these tools to elevate your professional prowess.

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties described may be changed or reassigned at the discretion of management, and the employee may be required to perform duties that are not listed in the job description.

In order for your application to be complete, you must complete an assessment. This assessment should take about 10-15 minutes to complete. Please note: Your application will not be fully submitted until the assessment is complete.


Carters is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

Application Instructions

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