Senior CAD Textile Designer, Girls Desing- Old Navy
Gap Inc./ Old Navy - San Francisco, CA

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At Old Navy We Make Value Cool.

From day one, Old Navy was a revolution. We were something the world had never seen - fabulous, affordable fashion. We didn't take ourselves too seriously, and we broke the industry's rules. We said fashion didn't have to be just for rich people. It could be for everyone. We opened our first store in 1994 and we've been on a tear ever since. We were the fastest retailer to reach $1 billion in sales within four years and today we're one of the largest apparel brands in North America, operating more than 1000 stores across the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. Over 350 million (that's not a typo) customers cross our doors and spend over $5 billion dollars with us each year.

Actively researches current trends in color, textiles and styles (shops the market, attends outside fashion presentations).
Fully responsible for creating and maintaining seasonal color palettes.
May identify opportunities for increasing workflow efficiencies.
May provide direction and guidance to lower level CAD Textile Designers as needed.
May manage seasonal/freelance staff by providing workload, evaluation and feedback.
Fully responsible for developing and maintaining an organized project identification system.
Responsible for data back-ups and computer/file storage to include creating and maintaining current seasonal directories on the network.
Works closely with outside vendors/engineers to address technical issues as they arise.
Performs departmental maintenance (e.g., daily upkeep of prints, ordering supplies (as needed).
Presents and sells CAD ideas to management team.
Manages preparations of visual displays for seasonal presentation.

Specific Skills

In depth knowledge of CAD systems/software/printers.
General expertise of print and textile designs, color matching and creating of colorways.
Strong organizational, time management and communication skills.
General working knowledge of UNIX required.
Awareness if product development from conceptualization to finished design for textiles.
College level coursework in computer aided design or equivalent experience.
5-7 years experience as a Computer Aided Designer.

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