This week we're switching things up and talking about the NEXT fresh face we'd love to see on this blog, which will be our newest Design Director!
Our current Design Director, Jill, has grown up with lululemon and has a pretty inspirational story. Check it out.
Jill, looking out over Hong Kong.
what's your lululemon story?
I started working in our Toronto Queen Street West Store while I was going to school in 2003. I finished school the following year and moved to Vancouver to work on the design team.
I would always make sure I talked to Chip or Deanne whenever they were in Toronto and just let them know that I really wanted to work on the Design team and that it was in my goals. In fact, it was in my goals to be the Director of Design within 10 years, and lo and behold I achieved this goal through hard work but in 5 years time!
Now I am living my dream job and loving it, and it's time to live the rest of my dream life too! I will be having my first child with my husband in September!
Next on the list? A marathon next year! (Great way to lose the baby weight!)
Taking part in a photo shoot!
what has been the best part about being the design director? most challenging?
The best part is working with creative, passionate people everyday in an open and supportive environment. Most challenging? Hmmm... it has been such a great learning curve, I would have to say the most challenging thing has been deciding to be great in my personal life too, and leave this job that I love so much (if only for a short while).
biggest goal you've accomplished while at lululemon?
I have a few I would love to share:
- I got married
- I achieved the role of Design Director
- I ran my first half marathon
- I conceived my first child
what's your BHAG (big hairy audacious goal) for the lululemon design team?
To be the happiest, most productive design team in the world. lululemon will be known as having the best athletic apparel designers in the business.
Jill leading her fellow design team members to the finish line at Chip's Not Dead Yet!
Are you our next design director? Apply here! http://tbe.taleo.net/NA1/ats/careers