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Design Studio Associate

KREWE du optic

KREWE du optic

New Orleans, LA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024

KREWE is an independent high-fashion eyewear company inspired by the creativity and spirit of New Orleans, our hometown. Since launching in 2013 the brand has continued to grow and evolve with an extensive offering of unique, hand-crafted sun and optical frames designed in New Orleans and crafted with the utmost attention to detail. In addition to 4 brick & mortar locations, 12 “Tiny House” concept stores, and a robust ecommerce business the brand is also available at many notable retailers such as Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Shopbop. KREWE’s unique approach to eyewear has created a cult-following amongst consumers and influencers alike. Our frames have appeared in publications from GQ to VOGUE and on celebrities such as Beyonce, Gigi Hadid, Meghan Markle, Carrie Underwood, Hailey Bieber, Zayne Malik, Scott Disick, Adam Huber, among others.

As the business grows, we are seeking a smart, creative, and skilled individual to join our talented team! Key attributes and qualities we are looking for in candidates for all open roles: entrepreneurial spirit, innovative and solution-oriented, adaptable and resilient, best-practices methodology, team-oriented with a lean-in attitude, highest standards for execution, and a high level of accountability.

The Design Studio Associate is responsible for managing the New Orleans and New York City-based design studios, ensuring the right physical and digital materials are in place to maintain timely delivery of new product.

The role will report to the Product Designer and is based in our New Orleans headquarters.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining the organization of the KREWE Studio in New Orleans and its creative counterpart in NYC, all boards, kits, materials and inspiration including the digital studio sampling library.
  • In collaboration with the Product Designer, confirm delivery of revised technical drawings (CADs), ensuring specifications are met with accuracy, on time in full.
  • Advanced prep relevant samples and materials for fit presentations and Design meetings.
  • Input and maintain shared Design Structure Sample and Color Sample tracker boards daily in Monday.com.
  • Audit and maintain design libraries in studio and online (CADs).
  • Receives samples and prototypes from manufacturer, checking in SKUs against order documentation to check for accuracy; communicates receipt and addresses/resolves any discrepancies with manufacturer.
  • Support Product Designer with technical inspection of all eyewear samples and finished goods to ensure all technical and brand specifications are met.
  • Support build of seasonal tech packs with Product Designer.
  • Aid in ad-hoc projects requested by Product Designer, VP of Product, and Creative Director.
  • Manage digital assets.


  • 1+ years of experience in product, project management, or operations role
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and drive
  • Highly organized and proactive in creating and maintaining processes and systems
  • Result driven, detail oriented individual, with an ability to work independently in a high-performance environment
  • Focus on delivering individual goals that ladder up to overall company goals

Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive wage
  • Group health plans: health, vision and dental insurance
  • Welfare benefits: life, ad&d, supplemental voluntary coverage
  • FSA Plan & HSA Program
  • 401(K) Investment Options
  • Adoption Assistance, EAP, Commuter Benefits
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Quarterly Cultural Spend
  • Ongoing Training & Development, an Educational Allowance
  • 10 paid holidays & Paid Time Off accrual
  • KREWE employee frame discount (of course!)

Diversity & Inclusion:

KREWE believes in providing an inclusive workplace where all individuals have the opportunity to succeed. We are proud to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without discrimination or retaliation because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, pregnancy or any other protected characteristic as established by applicable local, state, or federal law.