This is a unique and exciting time to join Express. Since launching our EXPRESSway Forward strategy in 2020, we have been steadily advancing a transformation from being known as a store in the mall to a brand with a purpose, powered by a styling community. We believe that clothes can serve a higher purpose to make people look the way they want to look and feel the way they want to feel, and our Express brand purpose - We Create Confidence & Inspire Self-Expression - speaks to the role our brand can play in their lives. In 2021, we introduced our innovative Community Commerce program, inviting brand fans and style enthusiasts to take their passion for fashion to the next level by working with us.

Today, we are building, activating and amplifying the Express styling community, and we invite you to join us. Our culture is defined by three values - Express Yourself, Express Together, Express Success - and every associate at every level in every department is an important part of our transformation and our future.

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The Designer (Men's Cut & Sew Knits) will work closely with the Design Director to develop initial concepts and maintain inspirational and working design boards with a balanced design assortment for Cut and Sew Knit categories.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Responsible for managing the design process of Men's Cut and Sew knits - Polos, Tees and Fleece from concept to completion, reporting to Design Director
  • Research and present trend direction identifying opportunities in product, fabric, print, wash, color and trims
  • Actively participate in the conceptual development of product lines, ensuring that product is consistent with market trends and business strategy within cost parameters
  • Presentation of designs and visual boards (with cads, illustrations, fabric and garments samples) to design leaders and cross functional partners
  • Ability to identify key trends and determine how they appropriately relate to the brand/consumer within the Express edit
  • Works closely with CAD team & Fabric R&D team to drive seasonal print and fabric innovation
  • Work with cross functional partners (Merch, Production and Tech) to ensure product integrity from sketch, to protos, to sample assortment to bulk
  • Partner with Merchandising to assort line and develop product appropriate for business needs
  • Knowledge of garment construction and execution, partner with Tech team for style development and fittings
  • Detailed garment sketches for review in design meetings. Detailed flat sketches for inclusion in technical packages, including sketch modifications/updates after fittings
  • Clear communication and follow-up with Production partners to ensure design packages are complete and accurate
  • Direct communication with vendors on day - to - day follow-up
  • Execution of line plans and color cads

Other essential tasks that are not listed may be requested by your supervisor.

Job Requirements
  • College degree in Fashion Design or a related field
  • 5+ years design experience, experience with Cut & Sew Knits strongly preferred
  • Self motivated individual with strong ability to multi task and prioritize in a fast paced environment
  • Organized, articulate and clear in their decision making
  • Thorough knowledge of silhouette, fabric, color-use, construction details, sewing techniques and trim
  • Experience working with prints and color, possess excellent color sense with ability to partner with CAD team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to establish strong relationships with cross-functional business partners
  • Must be able to build and present visual presentations with clarity
  • Problem-solving and strategic thinking for solution-oriented results
  • Organized and Flexible
  • Proficient sketching in Illustrator and knowledge in Adobe Suite, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Experience in a PLM, PDM system
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite

Benefits and Compensation

Express offers a range of benefits to help protect full-time associate's health and long-term financial security including:

Medical, pharmacy, dental and vision coverage
    • 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with Company match
    • Merchandise discount
    • Paid Time Off
    • Parental leave for new moms and dads
    • And more

Part-time associates may be eligible to receive paid sick leave, public health emergency leave and to participate in the 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with Company match. Additionally, part-time associates are eligible to receive an Express merchandise discount, to participate in our Learn & Earn incentive program, and to choose voluntary benefits through YouDecide. Full-time leaders may be eligible to participate in our quarterly incentive program.

Salary Range: $101,200 - $152,500

Actual compensation offered is dependent upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, work location, education, relevant skills and experience of the candidate


As an equal opportunity employer, EXPR does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or any other terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected characteristic. EXPR only hires individuals authorized to work in the United States.

Notification to Agencies: Please note that EXPR does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, EXPR will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.