Director of design Active and Swim

Los Angeles, California
09 Nov 2021
09 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

SKIMS is a solutions-oriented brand creating the future of underwear, shapewear and loungewear. 

We’re disrupting the industry with our game-changing product and culturally driven creative, and are looking for a Director of Design for our Active and Swimwear department, to join us in building the next generation of intimates.

As the Director of Design you should have a passion for developing new ideas, challenging assumptions and be equal parts creative and analytical. 

The Ideal Candidate will possess a resourceful entrepreneurial spirit, have the ability to make impactful decisions in a fast paced, high growth environment.


  • Research trends and apply newness and modernity to the SKIMS brand throughout the design process.
  • Presents market research and sketches to the CEO, PRESIDENT, Creative Director and relevant cross- functional teams
  • Manage the design process from initial sketch to production including full circle style set up, BOM and pre-tech packs
  • Ensures top quality of all category products.
  • Works closely with production team to ensure that all trims and sample orders are handed off according to calendar.
  • Works closely with production and merchandising to provide final approval on all fabric, trim and PP’s prior to production
  • Delegates appropriate tasks/projects – monitors progress.
  • Provides leadership and serves as a mentor to the assistant designers.
  • Partners with the production and merchandising team to ensure costs of the materials, treatments, trims and style development are within cost, retail and line plan targets.
  • Partners closely with the production team to ensure consistent flow of product design, development and execution.
  • Attends and follows weekly WIP meetings and calendar deadlines.
  • Collaborates with technical designer/patternmaker to confirm desired fit, construction and look for each style
  • Attends fittings and works with the tech technical designer/patternmaker to ensure design intent and fits are properly executed.
  • Meets with fabric and trim vendors to research new ideas, details and trends.
  • Works with production team to ensure all fabric and trim information is current




Skills & Qualifications- MUST HAVES

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of Fashion Design experience is a must.
  • Experience with Active and Swimwear is a MUST
  • Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design or equivalent required.
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, Excel, Word and Full Circle
  • Ability to mentor and motivate a team.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Strong time management skills with excellent ability to efficiently prioritize and delegate.