Senior Print Designer, Kids & Baby

Old Navy
San Francisco, California, United States
25 Aug 2020
06 Sep 2020
About Old Navy

Forget what you know about old-school industry rules. When you work at Old Navy, you're choosing a different path. From day one, we've been on a mission to democratize fashion and make shopping fun again. Our teams make style accessible to everyone, creating high-quality, must-have fashion essentials for the whole family, with love, season after season.

We opened our first store in 1994 in San Francisco and have been on a roll ever since. We cultivate a community of playful personalities that thrive in a fast-paced environment where our employees can be their most authentic selves. Here, we're family.

What you'll do

  • Create world-class on-trend Print & Pattern designs that support Old Navy design concepts.
  • Actively pursues details about the marketplace and customers.
  • Identifies seasonal trends, presents print trend direction and synthesizes relevant inspiration that speaks to over-arching aesthetic trends and
  • customer satisfaction.
  • Points out the need for change and actively engages in the development of the print story and seasonal direction and presents trends to cross-functional teams and senior leadership, including CAD ideas.
  • Works to make things better and ensures the print is consistent with market trends, business strategy and cost parameters.
  • Analyzes areas in need for innovations and exhibits expert knowledge while working with others to create patterns and prints for each season to ensure brand cohesion.
  • Encourages a culture of creativity, productive thinking and collaboration within the wider design team
  • Accountable for process improvement, growing business and seeking opportunities to positively impact Old Navy and the customer
  • Maintains plotter printers; works closely with outside vendors/engineers to address technical issues as they arise; performs departmental maintenance (e.g., daily upkeep of prints, ordering supplies (as needed).
  • Seasonal travel for research and/or product development is required - frequency TBD.
  • Ability to lead a team of Designers at various levels and guide their work; manage seasonal/freelance staff by providing workload, evaluation and feedback.

Who you are

  • College degree in Fashion Design, Textiles or a related field.

  • In depth knowledge of CAD systems, NED, Adobe PS, Adobe AI software/printers.

  • General expertise of print and textile designs, color matching and creating of colorways

  • General working knowledge of UNIX

  • Experience leading and mentoring a team of Designers (i.e. career development, performance management).

  • Awareness of product development from conceptualization to finished design for textiles

  • 5 - 7 years design/computer aid experience

  • Ability to set overall creative tone and lead creative design process.

  • Excellent sense of style and color

  • Ability to establish good relationships with business partners and department staff

  • Ability to identify key trends and determine how they appropriately relate to the brand and customer

Benefits at Old Navy

  • 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