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Senior Designer - Aritzia LP

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Design
Province: Vancouver, British Columbia
Position: Senior Designer
Deadline: January 31, 2023
Posted: December 23, 2022

Job Description / Duties

As a Senior Designer in the Creative Design Department, you will be part of the team responsible for telling the brand story through beautiful seasonal collections that our customers will love – and race out to buy. You will support with developing the seasonal collection strategy and execute trend research, concept development, style design, and style development for one of Aritzia’s exclusive brands. And, with your valuable contribution to the business in this role, you will be rewarded and recognized for your expertise and impact.

To establish the seasonal point of view of the collection.
a) Silhouette Strategy – Support with establishing the key silhouettes for the collection
b) Structure Strategy – Support with establishing the level of structure for the collection
c) Drape Strategy – Support with establishing the approach to drape for the collection
d) Sizing Strategy – Support with establishing the approach to sizing for the collection (e.g. alpha v. numeric)
e) Fit Strategy – Support with establishing the fit intent for the collection (e.g. oversized v. standard)

To identify upcoming trends
a) Runway – Discover and present runway trends
b) Aspirational Marketplace – Discover and present aspirational landscape trends
c) Inspirational Marketplace – Discover and present inspirational landscape trends
d) Street-style – Discover and present street-style trends
e) Influencers – Discover and present influencer trends
f) Trend Forecasters – Discover and present trend forecaster trends
g) Tradeshows – Discover and present tradeshow trends

To curate the seasonal cohesive concept for the collection
a) Theme – Support to establish the seasonal theme of the collection
b) Fabric Direction – Support to provide direction for seasonal fabric concept for the collection
c) Colour Direction – Support to provide direction for seasonal colour concept for the collection
d) Textile Design Direction – Support to provide direction for seasonal textile design concept for the collection
e) Sustainability Direction – Support to provide direction for seasonal sustainability concept for the collection

To design the core components of the styles for the collection
a) Style – Design the silhouettes for each style in the collection
b) Functionality – Design the technical features and functionality for each style in the collection
c) Trim Direction – Support to provide direction on the design of trims and componentry for each style in the collection
d) Wash Direction – Support to provide direction on the design of washes for each style in the collection as required

To ensure that each style executes on the creative design vision
a) Fit Direction – Ensure adequate execution of fit intent through the development process
b) Construction Direction – Ensure adequate execution construction through the development process
c) Packaging Direction – Support to provide direction on the design and application of product packaging for each style in the collection

Throughout the course of employment, additional duties and responsibilities may be amended as required.

Qualifications / Required Skills

The Senior Designer will possess the following qualifications:

• College or university degree in fashion design or equivalent experience
• 5-7 years of fashion design experience at brand(s) similar to Aritzia
• High taste level
• Proficient in Illustrator and/or hand-sketching
• Strong technical understanding of garment construction and how to translate a creative idea into a sketch or spec of a tangible product
• Experience working cross-functionally with merchants, technical designers and developers

Additional Information

Working at Aritzia: Aritzia’s Support Office is located on the edge of downtown Vancouver (611 Alexander St. Vancouver, BC, V6A 1E1), a city consistently recognized as one of the world’s best cities to live. Much like our boutiques, our workspace is modern and unique, and reflects our love of contemporary design. Our team consists of creative and dynamic industry professionals who love to design and promote Aritzia’s in-house brands, scope out the latest global trends, and continue learning and sharing their passion for fashion with our valued clientele – all in an environment that fosters long-term career planning and personal growth. Check us out at

Aritzia believes in providing an inclusive workplace where all individuals have opportunity to succeed. We are committed to doing so by providing accessible employment practices. Requests for accommodation due to a disability can be made at any stage of the recruitment process and applicants are asked to make their accommodation needs known.

Salary: $120,000-$160,000/annum

Contact Information

Apply Now: If you are interested in an exciting career in the fashion apparel industry, please forward your cover letter, resume and portfolio, if applicable (PDF or website link) to PLEASE NOTE THE JOB TITLE AND WEBSITE IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

NOTE: Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. If you are not contacted for this position, please accept our sincere thanks and appreciation for your interest in Aritzia!

Employer Profile

Role: Senior Designer (NOC 5243/53123)
Salary: $120,000-$160,000/annum and Benefits (Extended Health, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life Insurance) + may be eligible for bonuses and salary increases, if applicable
Hours: 45 hours/week, Full-Time, Permanent
Location of work: Aritzia Support Office (#118-611 Alexander St. Vancouver, BC, V6A 1E1)
Number of positions: 2

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