Associate Apparel Designer

Zumiez Inc
Lynnwood, WA, USA
Posted 7 days ago
Full timeArts and Entertainment27-1029.00: DesignersAll Other
Job Description

Associate Apparel Designer

Zumiez Product Brand Services

The Zumiez Product Brand Services team is responsible for 42+ unique brands spanning various categories, including men's and women's apparel, accessories, and snow/skate hard goods.

Zumiez PBS Apparel Design Team is looking for a creative self-starter that plays a crucial role in supporting the Apparel Design Team throughout the creative process. Our ideal candidate is an energetic team player that's able to follow creative direction, meet project timelines, remain flexible, consistent, and detail-oriented while thriving in a fast-paced environment.


The Product Brand Services Associate Apparel Designer is responsible for the direction, design, development, and execution of assigned product categories. The Associate Apparel Designer is responsible for supporting the Apparel Design team through the Creative Process.


  • Design compelling products for assigned categories
  • Responsible for the completion and maintenance of Tech Packs and Bills of Materials
  • Adheres to project deadlines, creative direction, and expectations assigned by Manager
  • Complete projects independently based on creative direction
  • Collaborates with the Technical Design partners during product fittings to refine product fit and details
  • Support with creative direction and design concepts for presentations and offer input during creative review meetings
  • Maintain and organize electronic creative files
  • Knowledgeable of performance and department initiatives related to product development
  • Support with visual presentation documents, brand guidelines, and brand DNA documents
  • Research and identify apparel trends that support brand and customer
  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams and Product Brand Services counterparts
  • Assist with print pattern sizing, coloring, tracking, comments, and specifications
  • Assist with presentations and product line sheets for meetings with retail buyers
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager


  • 2-3 years of experience in Apparel Design
  • BA or equivalent course work in apparel design preferred
  • Contribute to the Zumiez culture of empowerment, competition, teaching, learning, recognition, fairness, honesty, and fun
  • Able to give, receive, and apply constructive criticism
  • Ability to present design ideas professionally
  • Project management and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop. Experience with Procreate is a plus
  • 2-3 years of experience working with an Apple workstation
  • 1-2 years of experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Ability to adhere to established brand guidelines
  • Remain detail-oriented while working in a fast-paced environment
  • A balanced mix of creative and technical know-how
  • Current with the fashion industry, trends, and brands relevant to the Zumiez brand

  • Able to travel domestically and internationally approximately 3-4 weeks each year and it is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a documented need for an accommodation certified by a medical professional or a properly documented need for a religious accommodation.


Ability to sit/stand in a stationary position in an office environment for extended periods and work on a Mac or PC without limitations. Must be able to distinguish colors and inspect material on the product.

This job description is not all-inclusive and is only intended to describe the general nature of the work. All job responsibilities are considered to be essential job functions. Job responsibilities and job requirements are subject to modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. The Company reserves the right to modify the job description, as it deems necessary for proper business operations.

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