Free People Movement Temporary Designer Job at Urban Outfitters, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

  • Urban Outfitters, Inc.
  • Philadelphia, PA

Job Description

Free People Movement is seeking a Temporary Designer, Performance Outdoor (3 Month Maternity Leave Coverage starting in August 2024) to contribute to the overall trend, direction and design of FP Movement Outdoor Performance Product Categories. This includes apparel for end uses like hiking, tennis/paddle sports, running and more! The Designer actively participates in designing seasonal collections to ensure that designs and resulting product are cohesive and appropriate for the Free People Movement customer.

  • Research, Ideate and Design seasonal collections with flexibility across a variety of Movement apparel categories in collaboration with Design Leadership and partners within Design, Merchandising, Technical Design & Production.
  • Recognize and accurately forecast fashion and cultural trends and understand how to translate for the FP Movement customer. 
  • Respond to business objectives with creative, innovative, and cost-effective design solutions.
  • Develop and present creative ideas that express Free People’s point of view in the market to ensure end use is observed in design.
  • Direct fabric and fabric technique and trim direction for cut & sew performance categories.
  • Give compelling seasonal and line presentations with use of mocks and sketches with specific end use in mind i.e.running, hiking, paddlesports, etc.
  • Collaborate across FP Movement team as a whole to ensure a cohesive overall assortment and be a true team player.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Design or commensurate experience preferred.
  • Ability to work in the office full time in Philadelphia, PA for the duration of this contract.
  • Expertise in taking aspirational ideas, focusing on the key details and make them work for a broader audience in both retail and wholesale.
  • Ability to research and report on industry trend direction, color direction, and fabric innovations approximately 9-12 months ahead of season. 
  • Effectively use Adobe Illustrator and InDesign for the CADing of design work, design packets and presentations. 
  • Ability to hand sketch and communicate design ideas via computer program.
  • Excellent communication skills to communicate ideas and inspirations to others and to interact with Designers, Buyers, Technical Designers and other Cross Functional partners in meetings, fits and via email.
  • Ability to articulate ideas clearly and inspire. 
  • Technical knowledge of studio performance and/or knit apparel construction.
  • Knowledge of fabric and trims as well as strong relationships with resources.
  • Extensive knowledge of fabric treatments including print, pattern, fabric manipulation, embroideries etc. as well as wash and dye techniques
  • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques and processes


URBN offers comprehensive Perks & Benefits to employees. Availability and eligibility to specific benefits may be subject to your location and employment status. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, PTO, generous employee discounts, retirement savings and much more! For additional information visit

URBN celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression), religion, creed, age, physical or mental disability, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, service in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. We believe strongly in fostering a safe, fair and respectful work environment. To ensure compliance with our non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies, we offer anti-harassment training to managers and employees.]]><

Job Tags

Full time, Contract work, Temporary work, Seasonal work, Outdoor,

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