Design Assistant - Lab

Region: Canada

State: British Columbia

City: Vancouver

Business Unit: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Time Type: Full-time

Description & Requirements

Who we are

lululemon is a yoga-inspired technical apparel company. The philosophy of yoga informs our overall purpose to elevate the world through the power of practice. We owe our success to our innovative product, our emphasis on our stores, our commitment to our people, and the incredible connections we get to make in every community we are in.

About this team

The LAB design team is a diverse team of creative and strategic thinkers who are future thinking, detail-orientated and solution focussed. They are at the forefront of activewear & fashion design and fluidly blend both worlds. They are strong communicators who value and develop their cross functional relationships. This is a team of high performers who are constantly striving to develop personally and professionally.

A day in the life:

The Design Assistant at lululemon supports in creating world class athletic apparel that is acknowledged as leading in innovation, design, function, fit and quality. You are guided and mentored by the Design Manager and Design Director. You play a key supporting role and this work is key to the success of the line each season.

  • Act as Design support - be the Designer’s right-hand person to support with day-to-day tasks: which includes the following:

  • Design & Inspiration Research, Tech Packing, Coloring the Line, Attending & Contributing to Fittings, interfacing daily with cross-functional partners, etc as directed by the Design Manager & Senior Designer

  • Presentation preparation - support the Designer/Senior Designer in preparation for major gates e.g, building presentation decks, assisting with seasonal photoshoots, collecting and compiling relevant references etc.

  • In the DA role, you will shadow some critical design work to showcase and develop your design point of view


  • 1-2 years minimum industry experience is required

  • BA, BFA or BS in Design required (or equivalent)

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Outlook, Excel, Mac Platform

  • An understanding in 3D design is a benefit