Designer - Girls' + Toddler Girls' Accessories - Specialty

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Job title

Designer - Girls' + Toddler Girls' Accessories - Specialty, Gap

Location

New York, United States

Level

Executive / Coordinator

Function

Design (Garments & Accessories)

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

About Gap

Gap has always been about optimistic American style. Starting with our very first store on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco, opened almost 50 years ago by Doris and Don Fisher. The thread that’s run through those five decades is the phenomenal people that make up our brand – our employees and our customers. People who are rooted in the legacy that makes Gap what it is, but who are also focused on the future. People who want to leave the world better than they found it.

We’ve built our brand on staying true to our roots while always being out in front of what’s next. If you want to be part of an iconic American brand, and help lead the way for where we’re headed, we’d love to have you join us.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

What you'll do

  • Responsible for managing the design process from conception through to final styling for assigned product category.
  • Responsible for product design process to include market research, conceptual presentations, design and guidance through fabric, print, spec and fit processes.
  • Responsible for researching markets in order to identify new trends, fabrics, techniques, etc.
  • Actively participates in the conceptual development of product lines (i.e., sells ideas/concepts and convinces others to adopt a course of action).
  • Provides recommendations regarding seasonal themes, edits to line, new concepts, etc.
  • Provides insight regarding style and fit of product during presentation.
  • Ensures that product is consistent with market trends as well as business strategy.
  • Provides direction for colorways on stripes, plaids and prints.
  • Responsible for fabric and trim selection.
  • Works with technical designer and pre-production partner to ensure design packages are complete and accurate.
  • Partner with merchandising to assort line and develop product appropriate for business needs.

Who you are

  • College degree in Fashion Design or a related field.
  • 4 - 6 years design experience.
  • Strong computer knowledge including Adobe Illustrator and Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to hand sketch.
  • Strong design and conceptual skills.
  • Strong sense of style and color.
  • Thorough knowledge of silhouettes, fabrication, color use, sewing techniques, graphics and trim.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Understanding of merchandising as it relates to sales and store environment.

Benefits at Gap

  • 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

About Us

Gap is one of the world’s most iconic apparel and accessories brands anchored in optimistic, casual, American style. Founded in San Francisco in 1969, the brand’s collections continue to build the foundation of modern wardrobes - all things denim, tees, button-downs, and khakis, along with must-have trends. Gap is designed to build the foundation of modern wardrobes through every stage of life with apparel and accessories for adult men and women under the Gap name, in addition to GapKids, babyGap, GapMaternity, GapBody, and GapFit collections.

Beginning in 1987 with the opening of the first store outside North America in London, Gap continues to connect with customers around the world through specialty stores, online, and franchise stores. In addition, we bring the brand to value-conscious customers, with exclusively designed collections for Gap Outlet and Gap Factory stores and websites.