Assistant Designer

Location: Montreal, QC, Canada


Location Details: Head Office

PostalCode: H4S 1W8

Category: Corporate

Requisition Number: 7643-AD-07-18-2022

Date Opened: August 8, 2022

Number of Openings: 1

Job Type: Permanent

Pay Class: Full Time

Education: Some College/Certification completed

Career Level: Experienced

Who We Are:

Hey, we're Ardene!

We're the ultimate destination in North America and beyond for head-to-toe apparel, footwear, and accessories - all at the best prices. In 1982, we started as an accessories and jewelry retailer. Today, we're on a whole new level, with 300+ stores in Canada, the USA and internationally – not to mention and our app!

We believe that fashion shouldn’t be exclusive or intimidating – it should be celebrated with youthful confidence and fearless enthusiasm. Our journey is ongoing in this new era of retail, as we focus more than ever before on customer experience and sustainable practices.

We also take employee wellbeing and personal growth to heart. Our teams focus on driving initiatives in the area of mental health, diversity & inclusion, engagement and recognition. This includes our many mindfulness programs too, so our teams can create meaningful connections, lead with intention and kindness, and be their best selves at work and in their lives.

Want to learn more about Life at Ardene? Check out our careers site for the latest updates & read one-on-one personal interviews with team members from across Ardene.



We are currently looking for an assistant designer to join our dynamic, forward-thinking team. Reporting to the Design Managers, the Swimwear and Lingerie Assistant Designer will be responsible for assisting the designer on a daily basis in the creation and development of all designs aligned to the concept direction and the Ardene brand.

The Swimwear and Lingerie Assistant Designer main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the entire product design process, including market research, commodity creation, sketching and fit;
  • Assisting the development and execution of product designs that are aligned with the overall product strategy and merchandise objectives;
  • Researching global markets to identify emerging trends, fabrics, techniques that are aligned with the Ardene customer and brand;
  • Assist and participate in fit sessions when necessary, and approve production elements related to design (fabric, trim, color);
  • Support with presentation of seasonal lines developed, providing relevant insight consistent with market trends and business strategy;
  • Analyzing sales that supports business objectives;
  • Other tasks/projects as required;


  • Experience in a fashion retailer is a strong asset;
  • College-level degree in Fashion Design or related experience;
  • Knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop;
  • Proficient in basic Microsoft Office software;
  • Bilingualism required (French/English);
  • Excellent fashion sense and ability to translate trends;
  • Positive attitude;
  • Proven ability to collaborate with all functions and all levels;
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills;
  • Ability to adapt to changing environments and be flexible;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Results oriented;
  • A strong team player with the ability to influence others;
  • Ability to take on and prioritize a wide-ranging, ample workload.


When submitting your application, please include samples of your portfolio.


We’re pretty proud to say that everything we do starts with our people – whether it’s in-store or at the head office. From sales associates and store leadership; dedicated in-house apparel and design teams; marketing, brand, and digital experts; stylists, photographers, and graphic designers; all the way to store concept and operations. We do it all. Ardene is truly a creative hub that is second to none.

Ardene is an equal opportunity employer, and as such, does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of an individual’s race, ancestry, color, place of origin, religion, gender, gender identity, citizenship, age, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, family status, marital status or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws. Accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Selection decisions are solely based on job-related factors.