Posted on: June 4, 2021 | Job#: 362006

Associate Designer, Women's Outerwear

Full-time | Two Folsom, San Francisco, CA, US 94105

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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

Under general supervision, the Associate Designer will assist in designing product line that is consistent with each season’s theme. You will work more independently in creating and executing the design for a limited area of responsibility.

  • Responsible for researching domestic markets in order to identify new trends, fabrics, techniques, etc.
  • Participates in the conceptual development of product lines.
  • Assists in ensuring that product is consistent with market trends as well as business strategy.
  • Responsible for “specing” a new design.
  • Responsible for details on design of product to include preparing and updating sketches and specifications.
  • Coordinates sample production process to ensure that samples are produced and delivered on a timely basis.
  • Increased involvement in sample fits and line edits.
  • Assists in fabric and trim development.
  • Can meet independently with vendors.

Who you are

  • Solid understanding of design process
  • Previous Outerwear experience required
  • Solid flat sketching skills
  • Good design and color sense
  • Ability to think three-dimensionally and to visualize from swatch to body
  • Solid understanding of product construction (e.g., finishes, fabrics, hardware, stitches, safety requirements, etc.)
  • Knowledge of fit model and standard measurements
  • Good organizational, time management and communication skills
  • General computer knowledge
  • College degree in Fashion Design or related field.
  • 2-4 years design experience.
  • Ability to use personal computer.
  • Occasional travel may be required.

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Benefits at Banana Republic

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet 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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