“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

Assistant Designer
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, Janie and Jack, and Crazy 8. 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 Assistant Designer will be involved in seasonal trend development, color direction, and interpretation of concepts from inspiration/sketch to final product. This person must be passionate about shopping the competition for inspiration and have the ability to analyze market trends and develop concept boards. The Assistant Designer needs to possess strong communication and organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task and have an eye for details. This person must have an understanding of garment construction and will participate in fittings, and help with fabric, trip and wash development. The role reports to the Lead Designer and collaborates with the Merchandising and Production teams to assist in managing the line development from initial concept through production.

Job Requirements

  • BA/BS degree with a minimum of 1-2 years' experience in the apparel design market
  • Experience with knits, prints or children's wear required
  • Strong PC skills required, Excel and e-mail applications, as well as knowledge of graphics software (i.e.: Photoshop, Illustrator, Karat Cad or AVL)
  • Must enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

Gymboree Group, Inc. is unable to provide relocation assistance for this position.
Principals Only. EOE. No phone calls please.

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71 Stevenson Street
San Francisco, CA  94105

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