Posted on: June 1, 2021 | Job#: 362237

Senior Designer, Novelty Surface

Full-time | One Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA, US 94105

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About Athleta

For the past 22 years, we’ve committed ourselves and our brand to a single aim: to empower all women and girls. Inspiration. Collaboration. Connection. Inclusivity. It’s what we do best, and we’re on the hunt for people who share our passion for leading an active lifestyle, growing personally as well as professionally, and creating game-changing products and experiences. 

We use business as a force for good by putting people and the planet right up there with profit, which is why Athleta is a certified B Corp. Ready to make a move? Join us. Because we know that alone we’re strong, but together we’re unstoppable.

About the role

  • Responsible for the novelty surface design process (Jacquard, sweaters and seamless) and dye effect wash innovation from concept to completion, while partnering with Surface Director to ensure alignment on priorities and artwork direction.
  • Research and identify emerging fashion, technical, performance, trend and innovation relating to novelty surface and washes.
  • Actively participate in the conceptual development & seasonal direction.
  • Create In Season and Long Lead innovational designs by end use category that support brand’s vision and strategy
  • Partner with Product Developers and Vendors throughout the design and development process
  • Build solid cross-functional partnerships with Design, Merchandising, Production, R&D and Vendors.
  • Adhere to calendar deadlines and expectations through each milestone point.
  • Collaborate with Senior Project Manager and Cross Functional partners on an effective workflow to achieve deadlines

Who you are

  • Strong Design and Conceptual skills - ability to Interpret artwork, original drawings, and innovative ideas & translate them into wearable surface novelty and dye effects
  • Excellent sense of melding creative with technical
  • Knowledge of novelty knit construction for performance fabrics a plus
  • Strong Knowledge of wash innovation and process
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud, NED Graphics and other knit software programs
  • Positive and passionate with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with attention to detail
  • Desire to work in a collaborative environment and build strong relationships with teammates and cross functional partners.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills which are essential to manage multiple tasks and projects and complete them within deadlines.
  • 5 + years experience
  • College degree preferred but not limited to. Preferable in Textile Design or related Field

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Benefits at Athleta

  • 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.*
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*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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