Billabong Jobs


Design Director - RVCA Women's

Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Job Type: Full Time
Date Posted: Jun 27


RVCA is the brainchild of company founder and president, PM Tenore. Transcending the boundaries of traditional action sports apparel, RVCA is a design-driven lifestyle brand free from passing trends. Appearing as a natural on the shelves of boutiques as on those of a local skate shop, RVCA is brought together by a group of like-minded individuals from various subcultures, a collaboration of sorts, a lifestyle within itself. 

RVCA in essence is redefining the way the market views art and fashion as represented through the balance of opposites and how they coexist: water, oil; air, land; destruction, industrialization; art, science; foreign, domestic; order, chaos; past, present. 

We are currently seeking a Women's Design Director to design and develop the RVCA Women's line while managing the team and contributing towards the growth of the business.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Research and build seasonal design direction packet, including trend analysis report
  • Initiate and manage artist capsules with category designers to completion
  • Manage seasonal print selection and execution
  • Build seasonal color story
  • Coach category designers, and review all category designs prior to major presentations
  • Attend fit sessions
  • Design assigned categories from concept through tech pack
  • Be available for major presentations including cad review, “adopt or drop”, and sales meetings
  • Set KPIs for individual team members as required.
  • Provide ongoing feedback, coaching and recognition.
  • Work with HR to manage non-performance issues promptly and appropriately.
  • Work with HR to recruit, select, and induct direct reports.
  • Role model behaviors expected from your team and in line with company values.
  • Ensure employees are well informed and teamwork is fostered.
  • Ensure team adherence to legal and policy requirements.


  • Tertiary qualifications in Fashion Design or similar are essential
  • 7+ years design and garment construction experience
  • Experience leading a design team
  • Understanding of graphic art, colours, fabrics, trim and fit is essential
  • Sound knowledge of the fashion and fabric industry
  • Understanding the needs of the market, retailers, suppliers and merchandisers
  • Demonstrated experience to research and develop designs, ideas, themes and convert ideas into products
  • Experience in the development of themes through story boards
  • Thorough knowledge of the product design process
  • Experience in sourcing and production of suppliers
  • Experience in briefing, directing and supervising a team of designers
  • Capability to independently manage projects, present and report at a senior management level
  • Ability to manage the design and development of a complete range
Apply for this job!