Junior Designer - Speedo USA

Cypress, California (Hybrid)


The world's leading swimwear brand, Speedo is passionate about life in and around the water. The brand's heritage of innovation derives from its leadership in competitive swimming, where more Olympic Gold Medals have been won in Speedo than any other brand. Unmatched in performance, fit and feel, we are also America’s #1 goggle brand.

From the first splash, to every stroke, the genuine love and excitement we have working with the water is what creates exciting and meaningful relationships.

Speedo is not where we work, but is who we are.

It’s watching a baby in the pool for the first time or our athletes make history. What we do is sacred to us and our connection to the rest of water lovers around the world. Driven by the challenge, not the glory. At Speedo, it is never enough to be good at what you do; you have to love what you do.

Speedo is a part of the Pentland Brands Limited Family.

We are Pentland Brands, a global family business bringing some of the most loved active and footwear brands to millions of people around the world.

We own Speedo, Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Endura, Mitre, ellesse, Red or Dead and we’re the UK licensee for Kickers and have a joint venture partnership for Lacoste footwear. Our products are available in over 190 countries and are sold either directly by Group companies or are represented by licensees and distributors.

All our brands have their own unique identities and every one of them is powered by Pentland. We have more than 1,200 employees worldwide and we’re always on the lookout for talented, enthusiastic people to help shape our future.

We celebrate differences and give everyone the freedom to innovate and develop, be it through creative working environments or learning opportunities. Our brands are there in the moments that matter - being there for more people, in more of those moments, drives everything we do.

At Pentland, we’re guided by four principles, we use these to make sure we’re not only doing a great job, but we’re doing it in the right way:

  • Success is a team game
  • With clarity and courage
  • Better as standard
  • In good conscience

We believe in building brands for the world to love, generation after generation. Your potential is our potential and together we can build and grow brands that last.


The Junior Designer position is responsible for delivering consumer led global designs which align to the brand DNA and seasonal creative direction in collaboration with the Design team. This role will support the delivery of design aligned with seasonal creative direction and product briefs, whilst maintaining brand direction and branding guidelines.


  • Research product and design trends, looking into immediate scope of work.
  • Contribute to the creation of the seasonal creative direction, trend overviews, color, and mood boards.
  • Support the delivery of design work based on seasonal or brand workload.
  • Support concept through to CAD work, color overviews, creation of technical specifications and updates,
  • Upload label sketch data into PLM (or similar).
  • Update Bill of Materials data and colors across styles.
  • Work with senior level designers to create tech packs.
  • Update the information in Bill of Materials database.
  • Print out a set of graphics and prints for design reviews.
  • Organize and prepare print files for sketch fill.
  • Help with lab dip and send off requests.
  • Create headers for previews.
  • Help with organizing the samples.
  • Manage bulk submissions of materials.
  • Organize Design/Brand library.
  • Observe fittings.


  • Willingness to learn and support the design team in all tasks.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • A creative eye for product and design.
  • Curious and driven to look for inspiration that drives ideas.
  • Research consumer attitudes to identify emerging and current trends. Presents to the team via trend boards, prototypes, and samples.
  • Great relationship building skills to enable you to work cross functionally across teams.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • A can-do and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritize own workload and to work unsupervised.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign.
  • Experience with Microsoft – particularly Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • 3D knowledge is a plus.
  • A degree in apparel design or equivalent work experience.
  • Product/Design knowledge/experience is a strong plus.
  • Driven to look externally and laterally for inspiration that drives ideas.
  • Knowledge and passion for swim along with a particular knowledge of competitors and the sporting goods industry is preferred.

Pay Range: $65,000 - $70,000 annually

Base pay is a portion of our total compensation package and determined within a range that allows growth and development within your role. Your base pay will be determined based on experience, skills and qualifications.

Speedo and Pentland Brands are an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment on the basis of their individual capabilities and qualifications, consistent with applicable law and without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. In addition to complying with all applicable laws, we have a strong corporate commitment to inclusion, diversity and to ensuring that all current and future associates are compensated solely on job-related factors such as skill, ability, educational background, work quality, experience and potential. To achieve these goals, applicants are asked not to disclose salary history information.

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