OVERVIEW:
We are looking for a second-year university student to join the Creative team as an Intern for a one-year student placement. Reporting to the Design Team and working alongside key members of the Product teams you will create truly world-class, brand-appropriate sportswear from range plan to finished article.  You will be expected to assist in the design & development process of both Men’s and Women’s product (including accessories) on a global scale .

The Gymshark line will be split into 3 main categories – Perform , Train and Life and you will be working on one of these, covering both men’s and women’s.
 
You will work alongside a creative team of designers and developers to create the best sports apparel product in the business. 
 
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING:
 • Support the Design Team on a day to day basis.
Demonstrate your creativity and flair.
Preparing / building presentations. 
To assist in the execution of  a well-balanced and commercial range plan, informed by comparison shopping, industry awareness and analysis of current Gymshark styles.
Gain knowledge of your apparel category across men’s and womens and be able to commercialise high end design trends.
Assist in the design of cutting-edge, brand appropriate fitness apparel and accessories.
Understand the importance of graphic design (in both prints and branding).
Working in partnership with the development team to fully realise the potential of your product , through fit and function.
Trend research via comparison shopping, online research and possibly trade fairs.
Producing innovative and appropriate mood-boards together with your designers to inspire the product team.
Demonstrate an understanding of and insights into the trends and lifestyle of the consumer.
Participate and assist in weekly fit sessions.
Knowledge or ability to learn how to build design specifications.
Confidence in colouring designs.
Assist the design team to ensure that they stick to the critical path and that all timelines are met. 
To be aware of the current retail market place and Gymshark’s competitors. 
To be aware of future style trends and manufacturing processes.
To work with the new PLM system.
 
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

Commercial awareness combined with a creative mind-set and an eye for detail.

High taste level.

Prepared to help with any task – teamwork is key.

Definite interest in Sports / fashion apparel. 

Highly organized and capable of working in a fast-paced environment.

Awareness of performance and ath-leisure fabrics and the needs of the consumer. 

Attention to detail.

Excellent communication.

Excellent understanding of branding.

Ability to stick to the critical path.

Collaborative approach.

Be prepared to work with Developers and/or Garment Technologists in fit sessions.

The ability to work with mens and womens product that crosses the boundaries of Performance , Training and Lifestyle (fashion) 

Be able to take constructive criticism well and react to that feedback, to meet the brief.

Fluent in Illustrator and photoshop programs , preferably on a Mac

Good sketching skills for initial ideas.

 

You have… 

  • Design experience.
  • Knowledge of activewear.
  • A passion for sportswear design and the market.
  • Studied a relevant degree.

 

You might have…

  • Sportswear experience.
  • Purchased Gymshark products, you’re a customer / love ‘Active’ brands.