Associate Concept Designer

New York, NY, USA
Posted 2 days ago
Full timeProduct Design & Development

About the Role

In this role, you will work in an energizing, inclusive, and creative environment focused on concepting and creating sustainable product that exceeds customers' expectations. Your goal is to partner with cross functional team members who collectively are responsible for ensuring that the product style, fit, and quality are more than worth the price for our customers. Responsibilities include participating in the conceptual development of the product line and ensuring product is consistent with market trends and brand strategies. Must lean into risk taking and be customer curious!

What You'll Do

  • Support Sr Director of Concept with conceptual process from beginning of season to end of season: bringing new ideas while ensuring alignment on priorities and direction.
  • Assist with developing print/pattern direction, color direction (helping create seasonal color palettes), big fabric ideas & silhouette direction
  • Constant research, pulling inspiration, reviewing trend from all sources: runway, shopping, online, social media, magazines, shows/events for inspiration and opportunities in product assortment and storytelling.
  • Identify key trends and identify how they relate/translate to the Gap customer/Gap product
  • Help drive ideas on how macro factors will influence our seasonal concepts. Translate these macro ideas into storytelling that ultimately delivers tasteful, commercial, and brand relevant and inspiring product.
  • Collaborative attitude that proactively engages with cross-functional team members to achieve best results.
  • Work efficiently, driven by aesthetic to deliver a quarterly seasonal concept deck with  impactful visuals and creative storytelling

Who You Are

  • Product Obsessed
  • 2-4 years design/concept experience within a corporate brand preferred, but not required.
  • Understanding of big picture conceptual design within specific brand parameters.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop,
  • Highly organized and detail oriented with clear and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly adaptable personality that can thrive with fluidity and ease in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills along with ability to multitask and prioritize.
  • Good and effective presentation skills both when creating 2D visuals or delivering 3D presentations.
  • Strong sense of style, color, and overall visual presentation.
  • Knowledge and passion for male apparel design and product

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