Assistant Designer, Essentials

The North Face

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Assistant Designer, Essentials, The North Face


Denver, Colorado, United States


Assistant / Entry Level


Design (Garments & Accessories)



Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

What You Will Do

You will support in building presentation (sketches, fabrics, color story, etc), will be well-versed in Illustrator or CAD skills for sketch/rendering updates, and will have basic knowledge of construction. You will research and understand brand design/DNA and support the team in research, concept, fit development, and/or design process (as needed/ as per seasonal direction). You will stay up-to-date with current market offering and trend research.

How You Will Make A Difference

You will bring elevated attention to detail and technical skills in support of lead designers and will work under the organization of territory-based Design Manager, organized under the day-to-day responsibilities set by the lead design team. You will have an opportunity to grow and expand with knowledgeable creatives and learn the full design process from research, construction, techpacks, and innovation.

The Ideal Candidate

What You Bring

  • 2 years of experience (must have previous internship experience)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Design (apparel or industrial), or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in flat sketching and rendering
  • Hands-on experience with CAD software.


  • Adobe CS – required
  • Familiarity with 3D design or modeling (including Cl0 3D, Solidworks/Fusion 360/Alias, Rhino, etc) a plus
  • Must know how 2-dimensional design translate to a 3-dimensional product
  • Must be a team player
  • Working knowledge of color
  • Understanding of materials, textiles, trims, and fabric construction
  • Basic understanding of apparel construction
  • Must have positive work ethic to understand and acknowledge core deadline dates

About Us

The North Face® fundamental mission remains unchanged since 1966: Provide the best gear for our athletes and the modern day explorer, support the preservation of the outdoors, and inspire a global movement of exploration.

We are named for the coldest, most unforgiving side of a mountain. We have helped explorers reach the most unfathomable heights of the Himalayas. But The North Face® legend begins, ironically, on a beach. More precisely, San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood, at an altitude of only 150 feet above sea level. It was here in 1966 that two hiking enthusiasts resolved to follow their passions and founded a small mountaineering retail store. From the beginning, the brand committed to serving all those who desired to explore and to serving our natural wild lands by helping to conserve them. At our core, we believe exploration creates an indelible bond with the outdoors, inspiring people to protect our land and pass these beliefs down to the next generation.

Now, more than 50 Years after its humble grand opening, The North Face delivers an extensive line of performance apparel, equipment, and footwear. We push the boundaries of innovation so that you can push the boundaries of exploration. We remain deeply proud to be the first choice of the world's most accomplished climbers, mountaineers, extreme skiers, snowboarders, endurance runners, and explorers.

There's little telling what the next 50 years hold for us. However, there is one bedrock of certainty: The North Face will maintain an unwavering commitment to pushing the limits of innovation and design, so that you can push your limits outdoors. Never Stop Exploring.