Senior Designer, OTM Wovens
lululemon
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
10h ago

A day in the life

The Senior Designer at lululemon creates world class athletic apparel that is acknowledged as leading in innovation, design, function, fit and quality.

Under the mentorship & partnership of the Design Manager & Design Director, you create and develop the line from inception of ideas to production of garments.

You have experience embedding intuitive innovation into each product & find the blend of function and beauty.

You are an expert in your technical knowledge and design ability. You act as a resources and mentor for junior team members.

You excel at presenting your concepts and communicating seasonal direction and design to the design leadership team.

  • You are responsible for designing and executing seasonal styles that reflect lululemon’s
  • Women’s Design ethos. You are responsible for both the conceptual creation of the style and the administrative work of maintaining this information throughout the season.

  • You combine active product use experience, market knowledge, trend research, and collaboration between lululemon designers to create functional, innovative, quality designs.
  • You will have clear reference points in terms of understanding product storytelling, design and construction.

  • You understand female form, expert in how to drape, create and conceptualize during your design process.
  • You partner with ambassadors / athletes to continually elevate and innovate our product.
  • You will be allocated an assortment of styles in your given category, dependent on the level of complexity of the category.
  • As a Senior Designer, part of your work will be working closely with the senior members of the team to create design informed solves for our guests needs.

  • Responsible for fitting styles in order to accurately communicate your design intent. Partner with the in-house workshop to create mockups and prototypes.
  • Partner with pattern-makers in creating 3D drafts of sesaonl designs.

  • Create mock-ups as needed for construction details and finishes.
  • Teamwork and clear communication are essential. You work cross functionally within the pod collaborating with product development, fit, merchandising, raw materials development and colour, sourcing and design operations, ensuring your teams have the most up to date information on each style.
  • Work closely with Raw material team on developing technical fabrics, textures that perform and have a function.
  • You have razor sharp attention to detail around product / process so that we build beautiful technical ready to wear apparel.
  • You have a clear understanding of function and how to embed style, beauty and fashion where needed. Finding a balance in the product.

  • An awareness of how the line is currently performing in stores join key meetings for downloads, lead design meetings, partner with your leaders to action feedback for continual innovation of product & to the junior members of the team.
  • Qualifications :

  • 8-10 years minimum industry experience is required
  • BA, BFA or BS in Design required (or equivalent)
  • Skilled in hand-sketching and illustration
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator & knowledge of In-Design
  • Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, Excel, Word, Mac platform
  • An understanding in 3D design would be a benefit
  • Must haves :

  • Acknowledges the presence of choice in every moment and takes personal responsibility for their life.
  • Possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and continuously innovates to achieve great results.
  • Communicates with honesty and kindness and creates the space for others to do the same.
  • Leads with courage, knowing the possibility of greatness is bigger than the fear of failure.
  • Fosters connection by putting people first and building trusting relationships.
  • Integrates fun and joy as a way of being and working, aka doesn’t take themselves too seriously.
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