Posted on: June 18, 2020 | Job#: 318856

Director, CAD Textile Design

Full-time | San Francisco, CA, US


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About Banana Republic

Banana Republic was founded with an explorer’s spirit and a desire to venture to new places, beyond the boundaries of the everyday. Our clothing is designed for a life with no boundaries.

We travel near and far in search of the finest materials and fabric innovations to infuse style with substance, because we believe that what you wear should open a world of possibilities. And the people that make up Banana Republic share the same qualities as our brand: curious, connected, undaunted by boundaries. Sound like you? Join us for the adventure of what’s next. 

About the role

The Director, Print, Pattern, & Color Design drives the development of color and print identity for the brand. This person creates seasonal print concepts and maintains color expertise that is holistic and relevant to prints, patterns, and brand collection.

What you'll do

  • Creates seasonal print concepts and builds out relevant print/yarn dye/ embroidery pattern stories from that concept.

  • Maintains an understanding of print trends in the market.

  • Provides relevant imagery to communicate print trends to build seasonal color palettes and pattern boards.

  • Articulates a clear and passionate point of view regarding print, pattern and color.

  • Engages business leaders to maintain an understanding of business needs.

  • Develops and presents seasonal print/color stories that are on brand and preserve design intent.

  • Maintains an understanding of the print/vintage studios available and books appropriate studios based on business needs.

  • Creates new artwork and manipulates purchased print work to fit brand aesthetic.

  • Understands fabrications and identifies appropriate fabric based on design intent/aesthetic.

  • Continuously researches current trends in color and printed textiles techniques.

  • Drives workflow and provides direction to CAD staff and manager of color services.

  • Ensures that CAD studio meets seasonal deadlines and complete all technical CAD packages.

  • Oversees department on daily basis ensuring proper procedures for data and file maintenance, CAD storage, etc.           

  • Identifies opportunities and makes recommendations for increasing workflow efficiencies and enhancing communication with business partners.

  • Oversees preparation of artwork packages that comply with production ready standards.

  • Oversees entire fabric and paper printing operations.

  • Ensures print stays within scope of design intent.

  • Ensures compliance to legal requirements related to print.

Who you are

  • 8+ years’ experience in printed textile design; color matching and creation of colorways, preferably in Women’s apparel.
  • Adept in bringing order & process to all aspects of the job.

  • Strong familiarity and passion for digital technologies and keeping the team up to date.

  • Awareness of product development from conceptualization to finished design for textiles.
  • Minimum of 2 years of demonstrated leadership experience with motivating, mentoring, directing, and growing a team.
  • Ability to express and influence customer on point of view.
  • Ability to manage budgets.
  • BA degree in Printed Textile Design or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of CAD systems/software/printers, an advantage.
  • Travel may be required as appropriate.

Benefits at Banana Republic

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five “on the clock” hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee’s base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
  • See more of the benefits we offer.

*For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. This year, we’ve been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Humans Rights Campaign for the fourteenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the second year in a row.


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