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 assists in designing product line that is consistent with a season’s theme. This person will work more independently in creating and executing the design for a limited area of responsibility. Work will be reviewed by manager on a periodic basis.
What you'll do
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.
Recommends revisions/color ways on stripes, plaids and prints.
Assists in fabric and trim development.
Can meet independently with vendors.
Who you are
Solid understanding of design process
Previous woven's 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.
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.*
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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. In 2016, Gap Inc. was named one of the Best Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign for the thirteeth consecutive year and was the sole winner of the Catalyst award for equality in the workplace in 2016.
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