Designer Swim & Lounge - Womens

About Old Navy

Forget what you know about old-school industry rules. When you work at Old Navy, you're choosing a different path. From day one, we've been on a mission to democratize fashion and make shopping fun again. Our teams make style accessible to everyone, creating high-quality, must-have fashion essentials for the whole family, with love, season after season.

We opened our first store in 1994 in San Francisco and have been on a roll ever since. We cultivate a community of playful personalities that thrive in a fast-paced environment where our employees can be their most authentic selves. Here, we're family.
About the role
The Designer, Women's Swim & Lounge will oversee & drives these categories as part of the broader Old Navy Womenswear design team.

What you'll do

  • Responsible for managing the design process from concept to completion while partnering with the Director to ensure alignment on priorities and direction.
  • Consistently shop and research marketplace, including our competitors for inspirations and opportunities in product, fabric, wash, color and trims.
  • Research, identify and present trend direction.
  • Actively participates in the conceptual development of product lines (i.e., sells ideas/concepts and convinces others to adopt a course of action).
  • Plan the line according to sales needs and emerging trends while maintaining appeal to our customer
  • Ensures that product is consistent with market trends and business strategy.
  • Ensure product is being designed within cost parameters.
  • Create and present design boards for each season showcasing silhouette, fabric, and print, pattern, color range.
  • Works closely with production partner to ensure design packages are complete and accurate.
  • Partner with merchandising to assort line and develop product appropriate for business needs.

  • Strong knowledge of fit, fabric, construction details and pattern, color.
  • Proficient sketching in Illustrator and capable in Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Experience in a PLM, PDM system.
  • Ability manage and help develop skills of direct reports.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Strong problem-solving skills along with ability to multi task and prioritize.
  • Strong design and conceptual skills.
  • Strong sense of style, color, and fit.
  • Ability to identify key trends and determine how they appropriately relate to the brand/ consumer.
  • Thorough knowledge of silhouettes, fabric, color use, sewing techniques, and trim.
  • Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to establish good relationships with business partners and department staff.

Who you are
  • College degree in Fashion Design or a related field.
  • 4 - 6 years design experience, experience with swim strongly preferred, but not required.
  • Strong background is assorting tasteful color & pattern stories.
  • Has management experience.
Benefits at Old Navy
  • 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.

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