Accessories & Equipment Designer

in Solihull, West Midlands

Are you Gymshark next Accessories & Equipment Designer? This is a key role in driving design excellence. You will possess an aesthetic, technical, and commercial awareness combined with a curious and creative outlook alongside the ability to work within a team. You will possess a passion for functional sports accessories and equipment and be focused on providing solves for the needs that consumers don’t yet realise they have. This will be coupled with a broad knowledge of the branded sports market. You will be comfortable operating in a dynamic and fast-changing environment. Reporting to the Head of Accessories and you will be tasked with creating exceptional branded collections and product stories across a range of activities. You will be a natural collaborator with strong aesthetic awareness and interpersonal skills, matched with the ability to engage and connect across multiple functions within the product team. You are consumer and problem-solving obsessed and bring passion and innovation to your role. Managing your own workload is key, as is the ability to work on multiple projects at the same time.



  • Research into key activities, consumer needs, and marketplace trends.
  • Work within the design team and with the PM team to develop ideas and concepts in line with the brand vision and consumer needs.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the brand DNA, creative direction, and seasonal strategies are implemented through all concepts and designs.
  • Day-to-day management and planning of seasonal workload alongside functional needs.
  • Working closely with development counterparts to problem solve in product execution.
  • Work to deliver all design deadlines and key development dates in the critical path.
  • Ability to present seasonal initiatives and product stories effectively.

Seasonal Product Planning

  • Engaging in market research trips.
  • Designing into athlete collabs alongside seasonal collections when required.
  • Working with PM team to input into seasonal range plan.
  • Execution of product vision gained from market and customer needs.

Reason to Believe Strategy and Execution

  • Influence product briefs from product marketing, defining clear purpose and intent behind each product concept.
  • Deliver and execute compelling storytelling strategies which give our consumer ‘The Reason to Believe’.
  • Collaborate with the men’s team to ensure there is a synergy between apparel collections where necessary.

Product Creation Ownership

  • Be involved in market trips including competitive benchmarking, gaining consumer insights, researching conditioning activities.
  • Deliver seasonal designs on time at 25 – 50 – 100% review stages.
  • Ensure you work to execute product briefs, as directed by Product Marketing.
  • Confident decision-making and proactive with solutions when working with development teams on product detail executions.
  • Confidently present work at internal Product Sign offs.
  • Delivering constructive feedback on design work to peers.
  • Presenting product designs and functional benefits.
  • Understand the commercial impact of design decisions made during the product creation process.
  • Work cross-functionally with the necessary teams outside of the Product department at key points in the critical path.
  • Responsible for working cross-functionally to ensure product stories are translated to e-commerce.
  • Identify areas and opportunities for improvement within the design process and share proposals.
  • Ensure the accurate translation of seasonal designs into tech packs which include all the relevant information, including sketches, artworks, material, colour, branding, dimension, and trim details.
  • Have a clear and concise understanding of product creation costs and be able to work to a cost.


  • High levels of proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office.
  • Have experience in multi-product design across soft and hard goods.
  • Develop clear and focused goals and personal development plan.
  • Lead by example and live the GS culture.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to entry-level employees within the team.
  • Work hard, stay humble.
  • Encourage a feedback culture.
  • Show an aptitude for 3D design.

Other Details

  1. Job Type Full Time
  2. Job Location 3 Central Blvd Shirley, Solihull B90 8AJ
  3. Category Business Operation
  4. Posted Posted 4 weeks ago