Design Assistant - Concepts Colour

Region: Canada

State: British Columbia

City: Vancouver

Business Unit: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Description & Requirements

Who we are

lululemon is a yoga-inspired technical apparel company up to big things. The practice and philosophy of yoga informs our overall purpose to elevate the world through the power of practice. We are proud to be a growing global company with locations all around the world, from Vancouver to Shanghai, and places in between. 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.

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 play a key supporting role and this work is key to the success of the line each season.

  • Colour strategy and application specialist of product. 
  • Uses advanced skills to create palettes based on activity and global colour strategy, signed off by colour director.
  • Crafts a guest and brand-right narrative through colour, with guidance.
  • Plans and executes the product colour details right for the fabric and style.
  • Plans and executes product details reviews colour dev. troubleshoots achievability issues 50% of the job.
  • Collaborates with material and product designers to achieve the desired colour
  • effects finishes.
  • Works closely with the print team to apply
  • print vision to the line.
  • Produces the best expression of colour to
  • line plan strategy for merch + design
  • colour reviews.
  • Leads in-depth on how to research guest trends, insights, competitors, for a focused
  • market segment/activity. 
  • Solves complex problems
  • in-depth knowledge and experience Communicates effectively
  • Resource mentor for the team Works independently


  • 0-2 years minimum industry experience is required
    • BA, BFA or BS in Design required (or equivalent)
    • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator
    • Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, Excel, Word, Mac platform
    • Previous experience with colour is a plus


• Acknowledges the presence of choice in every moment and takes personal responsibility for their life.

• Possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and continuously innovates to achieve great results.

• Communicates with honesty and kindness and creates the space for others to do the same.

• Leads with courage, knowing the possibility of greatness is bigger than the fear of failure.

• Fosters connection by putting people first and building trusting relationships.

• Integrates fun and joy as a way of being and working, aka doesn’t take themselves too seriously.