Associate Apparel Designer

Rockville, MD, USA
Posted 10 hours ago
Full time

JOOLA is for looking for an experienced Associate Apparel Designer with a passion for growth and interest in pickleball and table tennis!

JOOLA was first established in 1952 and built a global reputation as a pioneer in table tennis. In 2022, JOOLA expanded into the rapidly growing pickleball scene and quickly attracted the biggest names in the sport. As an official table tennis sponsor for three Summer Olympic Games and the official sponsor of pickleball's top athletes and the Professional Pickleball Association (PPA), the team at JOOLA combines its storied expertise with fresh perspectives to bring innovation to both sports. JOOLA creates a variety of equipment, apparel, and accessories for both table tennis and pickleball players, professional and recreational. With offices in US, Germany, Brazil, and China, JOOLA has a global presence and wide distributor network.

The Associate Apparel Designer will play a key role in supporting the design team in all aspects of the apparel design process. This is an exciting opportunity for a creative and detail-oriented individual to collaborate with experienced designers, contribute to the development of new collections, and bring innovative concepts to life. The ideal candidate will have a passion for fashion, a strong sense of style, and a desire to learn and grow in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

Location: Rockville, MD


  • Support the design and development of innovative Pickleball and Table Tennis Softline products for JOOLA. This includes creating sketches, mock-ups, and prototypes, as well as utilizing technical skills to ensure the functionality and durability of the garments.
  • Prepare fit sessions by organizing samples, reviewing, comparing previous proto samples, and compiling initial fit comments before each session.
  • Provide detailed fit comments for each fit sample which may include fit photos, fit comments, and updates to sketches and technical packs.
  • Responsible for organizing and maintaining the Softline fabric library, all color submits and approvals, trims library, and Softline sample room.
  • Manage all digital libraries in the PLM system.
  • Work closely with a team of professionals including designer, product developers, sales, and marketers.
  • Ensure Timely and Quality Execution of deadlines.
  • Responsible for creating technical packs for the Softline apparel products and maintaining updated files throughout the design and development process.
  • Ensure that all Marketing and Sales tools for the Apparel products are up to date at all times.
  • Stayup to date with current market trends in both the fashion and sports industries.
  • Assist with Special Projects as Assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Design, Patternmaking, or related field
  • 2+ years of experience in Apparel Design
  • Fluency in Adobe Creative Suite and 2D digital pattern making. Experience with 3D is a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft office and PLM programs
  • Ability to create technical sketches using computer software tools as well as manual sketches
  • Knowledge of basic pattern making, fit, garment construction, and sample measuring
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good analytical and mathematical skills with acute attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize tasks effectively, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in Rockville, MD (in-office)
  • Dedicated team player

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