Posted on: June 19, 2019 | Job#: 283341

Sr Color Concept Designer

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

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About Athleta

We believe that being fit and active makes life richer and bigger than it could possibly be otherwise. And we’re always looking for people who share our passion for leading an active lifestyle, growing personally as well as professionally, and creating game-changing products and experiences.

Collaboration is a real thing here — because we know that individually we’re strong, but together we’re unstoppable. Athleta is a certified B Corporation, which means that we put people and planet right up there with profit, and we’re committed to using business as a force for good. 

About the role

The Sr. Color Concept Designer is responsible for creating sophisticated and beautiful color palettes that are unique to Athleta and enhances the brand’s aesthetic. This role will be instrumental in establishing Athleta’s continuous impression of color from season to season and influencing the direction for our print & pattern designs. This role works cross functionally, not limited to Design, Color Production, Print & Pattern Designers, and Textile Development, to ensure on time delivery and development according to the defined product creation milestones ensuring our products are beautiful, technical and sustainable.

What you'll do

  • Designs color vision for franchise and seasonal collections and capsules that is unique to Athleta and enhances the brand handwriting and aesthetic.
  • Creates and maintains 6 month and 12 month color palettes that cross all end uses and categories to create one cohesive expression of the brand.
  • Collaborates with Color Production, and at time vendors, to execute developments from concept to production ready.
  • Creates the color vision and collaborates with Designers on the execution within the seasonal collections.
  • Monitors and communicates challenges throughout the design process to meet materials integrity requirements.
  • Works and collaborates with the design team to create CADS and visual materials for presentations and line review meetings that support the product to market process.
  • Proactively communicates to cross functional partners regarding color changes and updates.
  • Ensures timely completion of seasonal work.
  • Well informed of current color trends, art, fashion, design and sport related products through market research to keep ahead of consumer needs.

Who you are

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Apparel/Textile design or equivalent experience in the apparel industry.
  • 4+ years professional experience in apparel and material construction, including garment construction.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop + InDesign, Microsoft applications, and other CAD/Textile Design software
  • Strong knowledge of fabric & apparel printing methods.
  • Excellent self-leadership skills, and ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong detail orientation, project management and prioritization skills
  • Able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions
  • Willing and able to travel domestically and internationally as needed

Benefits at Athleta

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet.
  • 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 Indexfor the second year in a row.

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