“The product is fun and lets me flex my creative muscles every season, but the best part of working here honestly, is the team. The people I work with are amazing, and that counts for a lot in the design industry!”

Sean, Designer

Apparel Designer, Gymboree Outlet (Girl)
in CA - San Francisco

Job Description

Gymboree Group, Inc. is a portfolio of children's brands operating specialty retail stores with high-quality clothes and accessories. Our family of brands includes Gymboree, Crazy 8, and Janie and Jack. Since our start in 1976, we have grown from offering mom-and-baby classes in the San Francisco Bay Area to currently operating hundreds of retail stores throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, along with franchises around the world. We believe that respect for the customer, respect for the brand, and respect for each other are at the core of everything we do.

The Apparel Designer for our Gymboree Brand (Outlet) Girl Product will work closely with the Design team in driving seasonal trend development, including color palette selection, concept ideas, and key silhouette direction for each delivery. This person will be responsible for forecasting trends in fabric, color, and silhouette for the children's market and will assist with line development from initial concept through production phases. S/he will be part of a team that designs 18-24 distinctly unique product assortments per year. The Designer will be responsible for giving print and artwork direction to the Graphic/Textile designers for each delivery. S/he will also be responsible for shopping the market for trend information, inspiration, and ways to continue to grow the Gymboree business, as well as, review competition as it relates to product, quality, and aesthetic.

Job Requirements

  • Job Requirements :
  • BS/BA degree
  • 5+ years apparel design experience in the children's market required
  • Specialty retail experience preferred
  • Must have strong communication and organizational skills with the ability to troubleshoot problems
  • Strong cross-functional relationships are a must have
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with the ability to meet deadlines and work with all levels of the organization
  • Knowledge of Photoshop/Illustrator and fast computer skill is required
  • Samples of work / portfolio must accompany resume

Gymboree Group, Inc. is unable to provide relocation assistance for this position.

Principals Only. EOE. No phone calls please.

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Job Attributes

Req Code

04925

Job Category

CREATIVE/DESIGN

Job Type

FULL-TIME

Career Level

EXPERIENCED (NON-MANAGER)

Education

BACHELOR'S DEGREE

Job Location

71 Stevenson Street
San Francisco, CA  94105

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