Brand Story

This reputed technical dance-wear brand has a legacy of creating exceptional professional costuming, underpinned by craftsmanship and a reverence for dance that informs every touchpoint of the brand.

Role Overview

UMENCO is recruiting an innovative Designer to join the team at an iconic dance and performancewear brand, known for its technical costuming and design-informed activewear. This role will commence for a fixed term of 12 months, with the potential to continue in the role on a permanent basis.

The Designer will join the business during a time of expansion, and will lead its product offering into adjacent categories to complement the core dance footwear and apparel that it is renowned for.

The key responsibilities of the Designer will be the end-to-end product design and development, and the concept development and presentation for each collection in their range remit.

The Designer will also be able to execute to a critical path and will meet price and margin targets based on company planning guidelines. Across all of their work, they will present cohesive, strategic, and balanced collections that target all of the brand’s customer segments.

The Designer will consistently demonstrate an innate understanding of the brand’s customer and design handwriting, and will hold expert fabrication knowledge, particularly in stretch, jersey, and knit.

They will also be able to apply customer insights to identify opportunities to optimise the design output and better meet market demand, and will be able to ensure that all creative ideation efforts align with the brand positioning strategy.

The talent we seek will present with experience in an aligned role, working in a performancewear, fashion, or lifestyle brand. They will hold strong illustration and hand-drawing skills, proficiency in CAD Design, and a confident comprehension of the Adobe Creative Suite. 

Our ideal talent will extend a curious, inspired lens to trend and design ideation, using both data-driven insights and creative intuition to apply their expertise across product categories.


Sydney, Australia


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