Designer, Women's Denim

New York, NY, USA
Posted 1 day ago
Full timeProduct Design & Development

About the Role

Seeking a Designer of Women’s Denim with an understanding of and enthusiasm for denim product and the Gap aesthetic. You are able to identify emerging trends and transform them into commercially successful women’s denim product. You have a passion for women’s denim and apparel, and you enjoy being part of a collaborative & creative design and cross functional team.

What You'll Do

  • Responsible for developing the Women’s denim line under the direction of the Women’s Denim Design Director, including women’s jeans, denim shorts, denim apparel and outerwear.
  • Responsible for managing the product design process from conception through final production.
  • Conduct in depth seasonal competitive research on fabric, wash and fit using runway, shopping, online, social media, magazines, shows/events for inspiration and opportunities.
  • Prepare conceptual presentations with information and inspiration gathered from research and provide style and line assortment recommendations regarding seasonal themes, edits to line, new concepts.
  • Translate trend research into ideas for product designs through sketches using Adobe Illustrator, Miro, Photoshop, etc.
  • Support Design Director and R&D wash team on seasonal wash development and preparation. Pull wash standards, build wash ranges, & assign wash targets to styles each season through line planning.
  • Maintain overall creative direction following merchant line plans, & strategies and within assigned price points.
  • Support preparation of seasonal presentations and work with cross functional partners to meet all calendar deadlines and milestones.
  • Create and manage tech packs including detailed sketches, some garment construction, fabric, etc. Prepare trim packages to pass to Production.
  • Work with technical designer & production partner to ensure design integrity and that design packages are complete and accurate.
  • Manage fittings and work closely with tech team on sample execution.
  • Collaborate with cross functional team to creatively solve problems throughout the product development process and adhere to cost challenges.

Who You Are

  • College degree in Fashion Design or a related field.
  • 4 - 6 years design experience.
  • Strong computer knowledge including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong conceptual design ability, strong sense of style and color, & graphic sensibility.
  • Thorough knowledge of silhouettes, fabrication, color use, sewing techniques, graphics and trims.
  • Strong communication, organizational, and presentation skills.
  • Understanding of merchandising as it relates to sales and store environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and shift priorities
  • Collaborative, energetic, motivating, and willing to contribute to a positive team dynamic.

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