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LONDON, United Kingdom — Today, the demands of a designer far surpass the requirements of turning an illustration from concept to physical creation. These creative professionals must often be proficient in digital drawing, photoshop and 3D modelling, while also able to forecast and set trends, collaborate across departments, and market and merchandise their brand via social platforms.
Not surprisingly, design roles remain among the most popular and competitive jobs on the BoF Careers platform, with the highest number of applications per job. But with nearly 200 fashion design jobs across 4 continents from global brands, emerging labels and innovative start-ups, there is no shortage of opportunities for you to consider around the world:
Design Jobs in New York City
There are over 100 fashion design jobs on BoF Careers in the United States alone, with the vast majority of roles in New York where established American brands including Alexander Wang, Coach and Kate Spade are recruiting for a variety of design roles that will support the brands’ respective creative directors Alexander Wang, Stuart Vevers and Nicola Glass. For those starting out, LVMH Fashion Group’s Marc Jacobs is offering a handbag design internship for students.
Senior Technical Designer, Women's Knit Dresses & Skirts, Gap — New York, United States
Design Jobs in the Western United States
Across the country, the West Coast design scene sits in the world’s fifth largest economy and boasts the newer fashion hubs San Francisco and Los Angeles with emerging brands including Amiri and Buck Mason. Although reports of a creative exodus from New York to the West Coast are overstated, the recently relocated Gap Inc.-owned Old Navy, Athleta and Banana Republic illustrate the draw and intrigue of the Golden State with its tech-driven, start-up-focused landscape.
Creative Design Director for Colour, Finishings, Materials, The North Face — Denver, United States
Design Jobs in United Kingdom
Design Jobs in Western Europe
There are a number of design roles available across Western Europe, with excellent opportunities at Ganni in Copenhagen, Acne Studios in Stockholm, Zara in La Coruña, Nanushka in Budapest and PVH in Amsterdam. For student designers, PVH's Tommy Hilfiger is also offering an Tommy Jeans internship in the Netherlands' capital.
Designer, Womenswear Jersey/Light & Heavy Weight Knit, Calvin Klein — Amsterdam, Netherlands
Whether you are looking at home or abroad, for entry-level roles or executive positions, explore the best design jobs in fashion on BoF Careers.