Jennifer is available for work
Contract Performance Apparel Design and Creative Direction
Specializing in Intimates, Activewear, Performance Outerwear, Athleisure and Swimwear
Early in my design career I had the opportunity to work as a Lead Designer for the Lululemon Lab leading a small group of junior designers and facilitating a successful collaboration with local influencers in the cycling community while managing the rigorous design and development cycle of the exclusive store collection.
I, then, moved on to parent company, Lululemon Athletica ,where I designed and debuted an innovative fully bonded, high support run bra collection, expanded the Ebb + Flow ™ and Swiftly ™ collections and designed “difficult to commercialize” products such as circular seamless, compression warp knits, and outerwear.
Since then I have been working in a freelance capacity designing and developing products for a variety of intimates and activewear brands globally including cult activewear brand Girlfriend Collective, Sundried Activewear, Elita, RYU, and the U.S. Ski Association. I have experience designing in CLO3D, using die-cutting, 3D printed trims and digital prints.
For the past 3 years I have predominately been focused on the Chinese activewear market where I have been working as a Chief Creative Officer for a mid-sized lingerie brand based in Shenzhen, China as well as designing a top-tier women's training collection for the popular footwear brand, XTEP.
In addition to my design work I have had the opportunity to work as a trend analyst for WGSN attending and reporting on Outdoor Retailer and SnowSports Industries America S15 and W15 seasons. As well, in 2014, I was called upon to audit the Without Walls S15 collection for URBN, Inc. (Urban Outfitters) providing technical and design related feedback to the executive. And finally, I have been able to mentor young designers as an instructor of design, textiles, illustration at John Casablancas Institute in Vancouver where I also assist building future course curriculum.
My online portfolio can be viewed at www.jennifer-gagne.com
Please feel free to contact me for access to password protected areas.
Open to relocation
Open to Full time or Part time work
Fashion Design Instructor
John Casablancas Centers
Sep 2015 - Now
Contract Design Instructor - Final Collection Design, Textiles, Illustration, and Fashion History
Curriculum/Course creation and updates
Senior Designer + Creative Director (Contract)
Jennifer Gagne Inc.
Oct 2012 - Now
Contract Creative Direction + Senior Designer
Specializing in Activewear, Intimates, Swim and Outerwear with various clients
• Responsible for creative direction, brand creation and lead desi...
Assistant Designer (lululemon athletica)
Apr 2012 - Oct 2012
Assistant Design for TRIPOD department
Designed a full revamp of all intimates by launching the Light As Air and Mula Bandhawear lines using ultra-fine denier Japanese fabrics, ad...
Lead Designer (lululemon LAB)
Mar 2011 - Mar 2012
The lululemon Lab was a conceptual space where designers were challenged to partner with the community to create core and capsule collections using lululemon's proprietary fabrics and construction tec...
Owner of Platform Product Solutions, Jennifer Gagne Inc.
Jennifer has always been willing to offer her assistance to our clients and her co-workers. She has developed an excellent rapport with the other designers and developers on our team. She would be an asset to any employer and I recommend her for any endeavor she chooses to pursue.
Fashion Program Director, John Casablancas Centers
Jennifer is a great asset to any team. She has many honed skills, goes over and beyond on every project, and ensures quality with every step.
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