Assistant Fashion Designer

Product Design · Dublin, Dublin
Department Product Design
Employment Type Temporary Contract
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Who are Gym+Coffee?

Gym+Coffee is an athleisure brand and community of people with a passion to ‘Make life richer’. Designed in Ireland, Gym+Coffee was created in 2017 and has rapidly established itself as a leading athleisure brand in Ireland and is now embarking on an ambitious international roll-out. 


The brand has gone from having one product in 2017 to now having a full range of more than 400 products and revenue of over €20m this year.  Gym+Coffee is a true omni-channel business where online and in-person commerce work seamlessly together to avoid the disconnections retailers often see when using just one channel.   The online and in store channels are supported by a strong focus on community experience. The company has 10 stores across Ireland and the UK and is beginning to see strong awareness and demand in Australia, North America and beyond.   


The company has clear plans to achieve 5X revenue growth over the next 4 years. Gym+Coffee’s commitment to making life richer is reflected in their upcoming B Certification.   Financing to date has come through a combination of private investors, EIIS investment and revenue financing.  The company plans a Series A funding round next year.   


The company’s success to date has been enabled by excellence in product design and omni-channel operations, allied with highly distinctive brand story-telling and execution and a deep commitment to delivering a positive impact.  In order to scale to the next stage, they will need to supplement this with exemplary financial storytelling combined with highly robust scalable financial operations.  



PURPOSE: 

  • Assist product design team in the creation of  highly relevant and desirable products and solutions for the performance and Sportswear category ranges fitting within the brand DNA and direction for Gym+Coffee product team. 


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support Head of Design and Lead Designer in the creation and execution of technical design sketches.
  • Help build and create design boards and presentations to showcase the the category and seasonal brand direction
  • Assist in the building and updating of Design Tech packs including accurate technical drawings and detailed sketches as directed by Head of Design..
  • Ensure proper sketch accuracy on design packs in preparation of handover to development. Main duty is to submit all relevant information needed for the development process such as sketches, detail sketches, fabric and trim indication, artworks, and color
  • Help create and maintain the CAD and Trim Design Libraries
  • Assist in all fit sessions - taking notes and updating tech packs according to updates and feedback. 
  • Work and collaborate on projects with the cross-functional team members. 
  • Visualize ideas for products and concepts through presentation boards and overviews.
  • Ability to take directions and adapt and work in a fast paced environment


SKILLS: 

  • Basic knowledge of fashion product and fashion design/industrial product or industrial design
  • Strong knowledge of Illustrator and creation of technical drawings. 
  • Ability to work efficiently and adhere to tight deadlines. 
  • Ability to communicate ideas and concepts clearly and effectively
  • Good knowledge of product development, material and trims
  • Ability to organize and manage time effectively
  • Knowledge and use of Macintosh computer design software/systems (Photoshop, Illustrator), Basic IT Skills, outlook,  Excel, Word, Google Sheets / Docs
  • Language: English: excellent
  • 1-2 years experience in Apparel Design /Fashion Industry 


KEY PARTNERSHIPS 

  • Sr. Garment Technologist
  • Product Design
  • Buying
  • Merchandising
  • Marketing


Our Ethos! 

At Gym+Coffee, we are on a mission to Make Life Richer! This means following our burning passion to encourage a community of people to stretch themselves, socialise around exercise and live an active lifestyle. Community is not just a buzzword, collaboration is at the heart of everything we do that’s why we involve our community in all aspects from product design to events and content production. At its most basic, G+C is an athleisure clothing brand but we have taken a different approach to marketing than other clothing brands. Our message is not focused on the clothing specifically, rather we focus on highlighting people, brands, initiatives, and our community who encourage an active lifestyle. 

With incredible support from our community in the last four years since launching, the brand has experienced explosive growth in such a short time. The next chapter is just about to start as we build this community around the world! Are you up to the challenge?


As we work towards being environmentally and socially accountable, we hope that our managers and employees will be onboard with our mission and participate in a proactive way



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  • Location
    Dublin, Dublin
  • Department
    Product Design
  • Employment Type
    Temporary Contract
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level