Designer, Women's Denim

Anaheim, CA, USA
Posted 3 days ago
Full timeRetail

Who is Pacsun?

Pacsun is dedicated to delivering an exclusive collection of the most relevant brands and styles to a community of inspired youth. Through partnerships with brands such as adidas, Brandy Melville, Essentials Fear of God, our own brands, and many more, we offer a unique range of product that all youth can express themselves through. We have worked with celebrities such Emma Chamberlain, Storm Reid, Jules LeBlanc, and A$AP Rocky to curate exclusive product. Pacsun ranks #3 as a favorite apparel brand amongst teens - #1 amongst women and #4 amongst men. We have a reach of 1.6M followers on TikTok, 2.5M followers on Instagram and over 380K followers on Twitter.

We are committed to continuously learn and take action through philanthropic initiatives and outreach to support and partner with organizations that align with our company values of good mental health, diversity, and equality.

We believe in and understand the importance of using our voice, platform, and resources to inspire and bring about positive development in our local and global communities. Through meaningful partnerships and engagements, our goal is to inspire and positively impact the people around us, near and far.

Women's Designer- (Two positions available, Tops and Denim)

Responsible for creating and executing original design concepts for specified categories within the Division. Contribute to seasonal concepts that are market right through color, fabric, finish, pattern, model and fit. Design products from concept through completion with a focus on function, quality and creativity. Develop product standards and strive for design innovation. Work closely with merchandising and product development counterparts to ensure company objectives are met with regard to product timing and integrity. Continually assess the competition to identify opportunities for new businesses in underserved markets. Uphold the highest standards of excellence in communication to establish and maintain strong relationships with both team members and all Pacific Sunwear business partners.


  • Design products from concept through completion within the time frame established by seasonal calendar. Is able to generate hand and computer sketches, and work with them in Adobe Illustrator to show color and print options. Must convey a sense of urgency and possesses an uncompromising attention to detail to ensure styles maintain design integrity. Continuingly evaluate departmental selling to uncover new potential categories of business. Works closely with the merchants to develop styles that protect existing businesses and utilize company-testing strategy to extrapolate emerging product trends for the upcoming seasons. Meets all merchandise assortment and price point guidelines by partnering with team members to ensure success.
  • Aggressively contributes to seasonal trends, themes, colors and styling. Integral in developing fabrics that are new, current and aesthetically appropriate for the brand, while adhering to production and costing requirements. Responsible for shopping the trim market in search of new developments and interesting details that help distinguish the product from the competition. Work with Print team and graphic designers to create initial pattern concepts in prints, yarn dyes, and graphics. Responsible for following through handloom, strike off, lab dip approval, etc.
  • Constantly evaluate the competition and a have an unwavering commitment to maintaining and improving brand positioning. Must diligently shop the stores, read trade magazines and keep abreast of issues, movies and events that affect creative trends. Continually revitalize and reinvent the classics with a balanced and timely introduction of innovative new product and product details. Must partner with the merchants to understand and interpret current business trends in both our stores as well as the competition.
  • Must produce a complete tech pack for every garment designed, in a timely manner and in the designated format established by the technical design department. It is the individual designer's responsibility to ensure that the techpacks are organized and clear so that samples may be developed efficiently. Understand the build of materials, all trims needed in the garment, and work with technical design to establish basic blocks as well as fashion specs for all classifications of product. Attend all fittings with technical design and help determine the appropriate fit. Primary responsibility in fittings is to give aesthetic and visual input while tech design contributes construction and pattern skills to interpret the designer’s intended fit and features. Must keep PDM system updated with any and all design changes within designated time frame.
  • In addition to the performance of the job responsibilities, mentioned above, this position might be required to perform supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the supervisor based on the particular requirements of the operation.


Education/Experience Required:

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities:

  • Adobe illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop skills.
  • PDM training and experience preferred.
  • Timely sense of trends and market direction encompassing color, fabric and silhouette.
  • Working knowledge of garment construction, pattern making, textiles and current finishing techniques and processes.
  • 5-10 years design experience, which includes fabric sourcing, technical design, trim development and color training and practical experience.
  • Computer PC, MAC and CAD experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that are required by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to talk or hear. The associate is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; as well as reach with hands and arms.
  • The associate must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to work in open environment with fluctuating temperatures and standard lighting.
  • Ability to work on computer and mobile phone for multiple hours, with frequent interruptions.
  • Required to travel in elevator or stairwells to attend meetings and engage with associates on multiple floors throughout building.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. As a National Retailer, occasional evening and/or weekend work may be required during periods of high volume. This role operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment.

Other Considerations:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the associate for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the role.

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