Artist & Special Projects Creative


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Artist & Special Projects Creative, Zimmermann


Sydney, Australia


Executive / Coordinator


Creative (Graphics, Images, VM etc)



Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

Reporting to the Creative Director and based in the Sydney Head Office, this position will be responsible for developing unique art-based ideas for Zimmermann textiles, apparel and other product categories. The successful candidate will bring creative ideas to various projects within the Zimmermann universe in collaboration with key team members across Digital, Online, Marketing and Events.

Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:


The core function of this role is to create unique artworks in line with Creative Director’s vision to set project briefs. In line with business expectations this requires delivering complete artworks on time with critical path deadlines.

  • Research ideas, source reference material and create innovative print artwork under the Creative Director’s set brief.
  • Create repeats and colour separations as required.
  • Create embroidery artwork and templates for embroidered garments.
  • Follow through on artwork development from inception to production to ensure highest quality results.

Special Projects

Secondary to the artwork function is collaborative involvement in special projects within the Zimmermann universe, working with teams outside of the Design sphere on creatively driving unique suggestions and making these a reality.

Product: working to refine and reinvent design in key product areas for both retail and event use including:

  • Seasonal, art-based T-shirting and sweaters.
  • Some accessories for projects including Saint-Tropez and Capri, new store openings etc.
  • Gifting ideas with connections to specific places or events.
  • Marketing materials and unique presentation of artworks for press.

Our Universe: exploring your creativity within the bounds of the Zimmermann universe including:

  • Unique content for social and digital platforms and website, as an extension of collections.
  • Collection and Show collateral: events materials including invitations, show programs and video releases.
  • Unique ideas for product launches for new store openings and other functions.
  • Charitable projects.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will possess an understanding and connection with the Zimmermann brand aesthetic and an ability to demonstrate outstanding creative instincts and a distinct point of view.

Specific requirements:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Textile or Graphic Design from a respected Australian or international institution and have achieved outstanding results in both course work and in external competitions
  • 5+ years’ experience as a designer with nationally or internationally recognized luxury brands.
  • Strong design and communicative skills
  • A strong background in computer aided design platforms: proficient in Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and CAD software.
  • Have a keen eye for colour, texture and patterns.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • Up to date on design trends, industry developments and current textile processes.
  • Creative assessment of business requirements, thinking outside of the box to find unique solutions to product-based holes.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members from across a variety of business functions.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

About Us

Sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann founded their namesake label in 1991. They fast won a loyal following - smart, sartorially savvy women with an eye for quality fabrics and clever cutting.

Early in its evolution, ZIMMERMANN took the bold step of fusing fashion with swimwear. Zimmermann’s bold original prints, beautifully made one-pieces and sculptural bikinis create a new point of reference in flattering, sexy and stylish swimwear. Zimmermann present their ready-to-wear collections each year in both Sydney and New York.

In Australia, ZIMMERMANN maintains a collection of stand-alone stores across the country, creating seductive and dynamic retail destinations that reflect the brands modern and optimistic aesthetic. In 2008, Zimmermann also launched its successful online boutique at

The collections are stocked in stores internationally. Stockists include the iconic Barney’s, Saks 5th Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Harrods and Harvey Nichols. Zimmermann is also featured on the world’s premier online stores such as Net-A-Porter.

Demand from its growing international clients has seen the opening of Zimmermann stores in the United States. In 2011, Zimmermann opened its first US store on Robertson Boulevard, in Los Angeles. The brand now has five US stores located on Mercer Street in New York City, East Hampton, Americana Manhasset, Robertson Boulevard, and in June 2015, launched its new Los Angeles flagship on Melrose Place.

ZIMMERMANN Headquarters are located in Sydney, while the brand also operates offices and showrooms in New York, Los Angeles and London. Zimmermann has been the recipient of multiple fashion awards, including the Australian Fashion Laureate award, amongst others.