Current Roles

Design Assistant, Accessories – Part Time

  • Part Time, 3 day per week with genuine commitment to Work Life Balance
  • Local, Melbourne based ethical, sustainable fashion business
  • Highly collaborative, family-centric and supportive team environment

About the Role

We are looking for a passionate and engaged Design Assistant, to support the Senior Designer develop our accessories ranges including leather goods, footwear, jewellery and other accessories as required.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Produce illustrated visual storyboards of seasonal ranges
  • Draw up all initial designs as briefed by the Senior Designer
  • Produce specification packs for seasonal designs
  • Accurately manage style tracker 
  • Manage lab dips, trims and materials for each design
  • Liaise with offshore suppliers 
  • Assist with the development of relationships with new manufacturers 

What We’ll Love About You

You have a love of fashion and have a positive, proactive, solutions focused mindset.  You take a great deal of pride in your ability to operate with a high degree of organisation, attention to detail and to stay on track in line with the design calendar.  You know Adobe Illustrator like the back of your hand and have at least 1-year experience working in a role responsible for accessories (ideally accompanied by experience working with both footwear and leather).

Your values are aligned to ours - you’re focused on sustainability both personally and professionally, and you love nothing more than being part of a collaborative, supportive and nurturing team where everyone lends a hand to get the job done. 

Who are you?

You are a perfect match with:

  • At least 1+ years experience working in a similar role, responsible for accessories (ideally accompanied by both footwear and leather)
  • In depth knowledge of Adobe Illustrator
  • Formal qualification in textiles production, fashion and textiles management, fashion and clothing technology or related industry (desired)
  • Experience using WFX (desired)

In return we offer:

  • Salary and benefits commensurate with experience
  • Genuine commitment to work life balance
  • Market leading product discounts for you, your family & friends
  • 2 days paid volunteer leave every year

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, please email your CV to jobs@elkthelabel.com and include “Design Assistant” in the subject line.

Our Vision

We have spent over a decade building ELK into an iconic brand with a distinct personality. We are driven by a creative passion and dedication to cultivating a unique brand experience. These qualities are embedded throughout the company and the ELK label is a strengthening influence across a loyal, ever growing customer base. With an established platform and a clear, long-term vision the next phase of the ELK journey is one of significant growth and huge potential. We are excited about the future and to see our plans to cement ELK’s status as an emerging International brand.

Our Mission

To create enduring value through a design philosophy exemplified by stylish, intelligent simplicity, crafted with an artisanal aesthetic. Live a conscious and considered life that creates a positive impact on the local and global community.

Our Values

  • Authenticity
  • Craftsman
  • Consideration
  • Community
  • Discovery
  • Creativity

ELK, a pioneer of independent Australian design was founded by husband and wife duo Marnie Goding and Adam Koniaras in 2004 in Melbourne, Australia. Founded on a belief in creativity, innovative design and an authentic approach where people are at the heart of every decision.

ELK creates bi-annual collections that are informed by a design ethos where simplicity meets innovation. Seasonal collections typically lean towards natural hues and maximise the use of fine quality raw materials sourced from all over the world.

Beyond their commitment to great design,ELK has a strong ethical foundation. As a family owned and operated business, there is a great respect for all persons that work within and for the business. ELK has garnered a loyal customer base and a global reach that sees ELK collections sold in over 1200 independent retailers across 20 different countries.

ELK has cultivated a work environment in which our employees are constantly challenged to do their best. Through a creative approach, ELK has created a strong brand identity, and we nurture this quality in others by employing people who share our keen interest in design, our love of nature and simplicity and our commitment to an ethical and sustainable business. Just as each piece in our range is carefully created; we seek out individuals who can bring their own life experience and inspired ideas to our company.

In return, ELK provides employees with a unique work culture. Our culture is open and friendly, which promotes a happy work place. Staff retention is high and many team members have been with the company for long periods of time. Operating in this transparent fashion ensures everyone can be instrumental in helping steer the business towards future opportunities and growth. We live, create and work in a world surrounded by like-minded people, by peers that inspire us and aim to create a positive impact on all those that work with and for us.

We encourage our employees to integrate ELK products into their lives outside of work through offering product discounts, allowing ELK staff to act as brand ambassadors.

We encourage all employees to participate in our Health and Wellbeing Initiative which provides weekly organic local fruit and vegetables, social activities, community and charitable initiatives and health and wellbeing activities. 

All employees are kept up to date with our ethical and sustainability drive and are informed about ELK products – from the design process, through the materials used-to craftsmanship and traditional skills utilised in making them– and are confident communicating about ELK to others.

ELK supports employees' involvement in activities outside of work, whether it be to study, artistic pursuits or volunteer work.

Learn the ELK story and meet the group of people that make up ELK.