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The Gap, Inc. Associate Designer, Active in San Francisco, California

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.

What you'll do

  • Participates in research and conceptual development of product lines.

  • Assists in ensuring that product is consistent with active market trends as well as business strategy.

  • Responsible for design of product - includes preparing and updating sketches in detail, assorting pattern and colors in the line.

  • Creates/updates BOM’s in accordance with the sample production timeline to ensure that samples are produced and delivered each season.

  • Increased involvement in sample fits and line edits.

  • Collaborates with CAD and graphics team for layout and colorways communicatesecommends revisions when needed.

  • Assists in fabric and trim development.

  • Reviews production submits in partnership with cross-functional team – ensures aesthetic and execution hold up to aligned standard.

  • Presents to team at milestone meetings.

  • Manages own styles while also supporting the team– creating/updating linesheets, fabric lists, etc.

Who you are

  • General computer knowledge; ability to learn how to design through new/advanced technology. Competency in Adobe programs a must – Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign.

  • Solid understanding of design process.

  • Solid flat sketching skills.

  • Excellent design and color sense.

  • Ability to think three-dimensionally and to visualize from swatch to body.

  • Solid understanding of product construction (e.g., finishes, fabrics, hardware, stitches, safety requirements, etc.).

  • Knowledge of fit model and standard measurements.

  • Organized and proactive team player.

  • Passion for activewear.

  • College degree in Fashion Design or related field.

  • 2-4 years design experience.

Notice to applicants in San Francisco: Gap Inc. and its related brands will consider for employment, qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. The Fair Chance Ordinance is provided here: English ( Spanish Chinese ( Tagalog

Benefits at Old Navy

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet 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.*

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*For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. This year, we’ve been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Humans Rights Campaign ( for the fourteenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index ( for the second year in a row.