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Designer - Shirts & Knitwear

Listing ID: 1413572

Designer - Shirts & Knitwear

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Urban Outfitters
Location: East London, London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 2 to 5 years
Reference Number: URBAN003713
Twitter Handle: @
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 3 days 13 hours

Urban Outfitters started out as a single boutique in 1970s Philadelphia with creativity and uniqueness at its core. 50 years on, and 55 stores across Europe later, we’ve become a destination for emerging design, unexpected styling, One-Of-A-Kind vintage and homeware that makes you want to hit the share button.

We speak to a social community of over 10 million forward-thinking individuals, bringing together a nostalgia for the past with an enthusiasm to shape the future. The UO community are culturally aware, they shape the music scene, they live a digitally native life and they wear style trends before anyone else. At our core, we empower our customers and staff to express themselves, unapologetically, living life in a way that's truly authentic to them.

We are always excited to bring new talent into the room, especially if you share our values:

  • Progressive — we move with the mood
  • Creative — we champion limitless minds
  • Inclusive — we open our platforms to all communities
  • Responsible — we work to reduce our impact on the environment
  • Compassionate — we care for each other beyond the 9 to 5

Sound like you, why not join us?

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Developing an innovative and commercial range of fashion products to meet business requirements across the UK and Europe for stores and online.
  • Designing products which exceed the Urban Outfitters customers’ expectations of the brand, whilst remaining commercial in approach.
  • Designing products with an awareness of price architecture, margins and selling prices.
  • Working closely with the design team on colour palettes and trends for the coming seasons
  • Working with the buying teams to define the collections and to produce them to reflect the Urban Outfitters concept whilst ensuring commerciality remains.
  • Working with your buyer with exceptional sourcing skills across all needs of your product.
  • Working with the technical department fitting samples to production.
  • Keeping abreast of current season sales and create fast-react product in season to meet demands.

What You’ll Need:

  • The understanding of Urban as a trend maker and leader with the know how to take it to the next level.
  • Portfolio should be very directional and demonstrate an ability to think outside the box.
  • Be very detailed from concept stage through to specs and final designs.
  • Good knowledge of menswear brands and influencers.
  • Experience designing knitwear & woven product.
  • Proven track record of delivering in season product.
  • Proven ability of managing internal relationships and communications.
  • Proven track record of fitting garments to a high commercial standard.
  • Ability to perform under pressure.
  • Excellent commercial acumen with the ability to identify new opportunities with exceptional communication and presentation skills at all levels.
  • A natural at drawing by hand, but also proficient in CAD – Illustrator/Photoshop skills.
  • Need to be experienced working with a global supply base
  • A confident communicator, you will be very well organized.
  • Passion and enthusiasm for the brand with vision to support the design team to push the brand forward.

 The Perks

Work-life balance:

  • Flexible start and finish times
  • Bring your dog to work


  • Employees Assistance program to support with mental, physical and financial health
  • Fully equipped free gym and on-site wellness room in Brick Lane and 50% discount of external gym memberships
  • Private Medical Insurance

Employee Discount:

  • Up to 40% off at all URBN Brands (Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People and more!)


  • One paid day to either volunteer or fundraise for a charity of your choice


  • Cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan

Continued Development:

  • We offer structured support within the business alongside continued learning and development

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