Apparel / Graphic Designer

Job ID: 1576
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We are seeking a dynamic and talented Apparel Designer with Graphic Design experience to join our innovative team at Pentland Brands, specifically working with the Canterbury brand. In this role, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the design and development of cutting-edge sports apparel that resonates with athletes and sports enthusiasts globally. 


The role you’d play:


  • Apparel Design: Create innovative and trendsetting designs for sports apparel, ensuring they align with Canterbury's brand identity and market expectations.
  • Graphic Design: Develop captivating graphics and prints that enhance the visual appeal of the apparel, taking into consideration current design trends and technical specifications.
  • Trend Analysis: Stay abreast of industry trends, market developments, and competitor offerings to ensure Canterbury remains at the forefront of sports fashion.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including product development, marketing, and merchandising, to bring cohesive and market-appropriate designs to life.
  • Prototyping and Sampling: Collaborate with Product Development in the prototyping and sampling process to ensure the final product aligns with the initial design concept and meets quality standards.
  • Technical Knowledge: Demonstrate a strong understanding of garment construction, materials, and manufacturing processes to create designs that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.


What you’ll bring:


  • Degree in Apparel Design, Fashion Design, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in apparel and graphic design, with a portfolio showcasing a range of successful designs.
  • Proficiency in graphic design software such as Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop).
  • Strong understanding of sports apparel trends, materials, and manufacturing processes.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines.


What you’ll get in return:


  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Hybrid / smart working
  • Brand and retail perks
  • Financial perks
  • Travel perks
  • Time out perks
  • Wellbeing commitment


Who we are


We are Pentland Brands, a global business touching the lives of millions through some of the world’s most-loved active and footwear brands. We own Speedo, Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Endura, Mitre, Ellesse, SeaVees, KangaROOS and Red or Dead.

We have a rich and remarkable history, of family, of ambition and of innovation, of leading from the front with a legacy of outstanding brands and equally outstanding people. Of pioneering brands that make life better. Brands that create an emotional connection with our consumers and help keep people on the move. Brands that do good, that form part of a positive business that takes action for people and planet.


We celebrate differences and give everyone the freedom to innovate and develop because we know this is an exceptional place to build brands and build your career. We want you to come to work every day excited about what we can achieve when we have a clear and single-minded focus on being consumer-centric and relentlessly focused on improving our performance.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.



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