Posted on: May 23, 2019 | Job#: 281120

Graphic Designer - Girls' Apparel

Full-time | 55 Thomas Street, New York, NY, US 10013

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About Gap

Gap has always been about optimistic American style. Starting with our very first store on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco, opened almost 50 years ago by Doris and Don Fisher. The thread that’s run through those five decades is the phenomenal people that make up our brand – our employees and our customers. People who are rooted in the legacy that makes Gap what it is, but who are also focused on the future. People who want to leave the world better than they found it.

We’ve built our brand on staying true to our roots while always being out in front of what’s next. If you want to be part of an iconic American brand, and help lead the way for where we’re headed, we’d love to have you join us.

About the role

• Experience creating apparel graphics (not CAD patterns) with a strong understanding of the GIRLS APPAREL market (ie. knowledge of difference in aesthetic between Toddler Girl and Big Girl very important)
• Execute Apparel Graphic designs based on direction / references provided by the Director of Graphics
• Update printouts and boards for presentations to leadership, update croquis to assist design team. spec final graphic files to upload to PLM
• Utilize library of in-house embellishments, in partnership with internal and external partners.
• Partner with the Legal Department to ensure that graphics/designs are not trademarked and can be utilized by the Company.
• Produce mechanical art and complex graphic design (logos, illustrations, photographs, tags, labels, etc.) through interpretation of design ideas.
• Stay abreast of trends, with a proactive approach to researching new techniques and resources in both the apparel graphics market & graphic design.
• Builds consensus with design and merchandising business partners towards developing appropriate solutions.
• Acts as a technical resource for the department and provides in depth expert knowledge to graphics employees. Includes creating and maintaining linesheets and communicating changes to all cross functional partners
• Works primarily independently and handles issues of high complexity.
• Must respond well to artwork critique and requests for editing work; proactive approach to research into design trends and techniques,
• Must work well with other designers on the team and offer support whenever and wherever necessary

Who you are

• Apparel graphics experience and an understanding of the apparel market and kids apparel market specifically required
• Thorough knowledge of graphics production (e.g., silk screen color separation; camera ready art, heat transfers, etc.).
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize work accordingly.
• Excellent computer skills (Photoshop, Quark, Illustrator and additional related software). PLM knowledge is helpful
• Strong hand drawing skills and a knowledge of Typography are very important
• Strong creative sense with proven artistic abilities.
• Ability to conduct concept research based on seasonal themes.
• Knowledge of creating Licensed graphics with 3rd Party partnerships helpful
• 4+ years graphic experience

Benefits at Gap

  • 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. 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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