Design Director

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As Design Director, you will lead the Design team and drive the overall design strategy for FIGS. In collaboration with the CPO, you will create seasonal and monthly products in line with our brand initiatives. Background in presenting seasonal lines with strong product storytelling merging end-use needs for the health professional in functional and elevated designs.  

You will report to our CPO while overseeing apparel and accessory design.  You will work closely with cross-functional partners in all aspects of the product strategy, design and development, product education and communication, coordination and calendar processes to ensure products align with brand vision and timing.

Our ideal candidate is clear with processes, a serial problem solver and all-star communicator.  Creative, passionate with product, highly organized and detail-oriented.

What You'll Do:

  • Lead strategy and execution of quarterly concepts and creative roadmaps.
  • Drive seasonal color drop creation based on strategy, data and trend
  • Provide quarterly fabric and trim development direction with PD and RM R&D to strategically execute to calendar and at price matrix.
  • Lead and Mentor Designers and partner with PD on styles development and ensure clarity to manage efficient collaboration and communication with factories
  • Partner with the RM team to brief and develop fabrics and trims to execute premium quality final products appropriate for medical professionals
  • Attend and direct weekly fittings to ensure all products are executed to meet conceptual aesthetic, functional and fit intent.
  • Lead the graphics team in executing print, pattern and trim packs to translate into vision of seasonal concepts
  • Partners with Merchandising, Marketing, CX to gain end user consumer
    insight.

Qualifications:

  • 12+ years’ experience in a similar role within an apparel DTC company
  • Extensive knowledge of woven and knit garment construction and engineering
  • Highly creative with a strong understanding of FIGS brand aesthetic with in-depth knowledge of design techniques, product development and RM processes
  • Organized, self-motivated, deadline focused and goal driven
  • Strong passion for apparel design and ability to recognize and translate into medical apparel product
  • Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and knowledge of CAD and 3d design
  • Team player
Other must haves:
  • Positive attitude
  • Strong work ethic
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Desire to excel and grow with FIGS
  • 100% Awesome (like our scrubs)

*Must submit portfolio along with resume in application for consideration

 A little bit about us…

The medical apparel industry is antiquated, highly fragmented and, until FIGS, was driven solely by low-cost providers offering a limited selection of poor quality products sold through third party distributors. FIGS is revolutionizing the medical apparel industry by creating the highest quality medical apparel in the world and by selling directly to medical professionals through our branded ecommerce site.

FIGS’ foundation is built on product quality, and we have a relentless focus on three key areas: fabric, fit and function. We developed our proprietary, performance-oriented fabric technology to meet the demands of the medical profession. FIGS’ Technical Collection fabric is wrinkle resistant, moisture-wicking, lightweight, breathable and offers four-way stretch. Our designs are tailored, sophisticated and innovative, incorporating features such as yoga waistbands, smart storage (pockets, zippers, hidden pockets) and inspirational sayings inside each garment that appeal to modern healthcare professionals.

By offering a branded and customer-centric online shopping experience, we are changing how medical professionals buy their workwear. Through our website, social media, and participation in medical conferences and events, we have built a strong following within the medical community and a meaningful connection with our customers, which allows us to understand their needs and to ensure that FIGS is continuously improving and innovating.

FIGS’ Threads for Threads initiative is central to our mission. FIGS has donated hundreds of thousands of scrubs to healthcare providers in need around the world.

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Location

FIGS is conveniently located in Santa Monica a short walk from the Bergamont train station, food trucks, and restaurants.

An Insider's view of FIGS

What are some social events your company does?

Pre-COVID, we’d do karaoke nights at HQ, team happy hours & launch parties for new releases. Recently, we’ve transitioned to cocktail-making kits for virtual HH's, Zoom Book Club, digital Halloween costume contest for employees and pets & a cookbook featuring recipes from our team members. We also have a dedicated Wellness and CX Appreciation week!

Jordan

Workplace Coordinator

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

At FIGS, we are always looking for ways to provide our customers with the best experience and empower our teams. I often meet with different departments such as marketing, social, and product teams to find solutions to new challenges, answer frequently asked questions, and collaborate on ways to provide the best experience to our community.

Reyna

Manager, Customer Experience

How does the company support your career growth?

At FIGS everyone is treated like an owner and empowered to take on more responsibility. You don't hear the word "no" often and hard work is always recognized. I started as a social media manager here at FIGS and am now the VP of Brand. It's been the most challenging and rewarding experience of my life.

Jenny

SVP of Brand

What is your vision for the company?

FIGS is transforming the healthcare experience through design, community and innovative technology. We have revolutionized the medical apparel industry and are working to establish FIGS as one of the most iconic, formidable brands in the world.

Heather and Trina

Co-CEO's

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We believe that you create the world you want to live in and that ethos is shared by everyone who works at FIGS. We are a team of doers, think outside of the box-ers and innovators. We encourage our team to think like owners, to contribute ideas fearlessly and to always ask, "What's next?"

Heather and Trina

Co-CEO's

What are FIGS Perks + Benefits

FIGS Benefits Overview

The FIGS Team has an awesome culture focused on uplifting, celebrating, and caring for its team members.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
FIGS has a D&I and Culture committee to organize events for Team FIGS!
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
ClassPass subsidy
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
FIGS provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Guideline. We match 100% of contributions up to 6% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
FIGS hourly employees accrue up to 120 hours of PTO, based on hours worked.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees accrue up to 72 hours of sick leave and accrual begins on date of hire.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once per month and other celebrations.
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
ClassPass
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

In addition to the list, we provide some unique perks!
- Peloton bikes and fitness equipment on site available for use.
- Employee discount on our amazing scrubs.
- 50% subsidy on doggie daycare close to the office.
- Annual on-site flu shots.
- Ping pong table on site.

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