possibilities and the design team

Live near the ocean and inhale the pure salt air that flows over the water, Vancouver will do nicely.

Do you dream of snowboarding in Whistler on your days off or surfing in Tofino over a long weekend? If so you may want to strongly consider calling Vancouver, BC your new home! Meet some people from our amazing design team and hear why they love to call Vancouver home.

meet andrea

athletic wear colour designer andrea

what are you up to now on the design team?

I am the colour designer and trim hardware designer at lululemon. (But in the past eight years I have done everything from garment design, to material design, to leading the design team at lululemon.)

why do you love working at lululemon?

I love working at lululemon because it is a place that inspires greatness. It is an environment that encourages you to think outside the box and create without limitations. Everyone at lululemon wants to be there and therefore is an inspiration to work with. It is also a company that supports not only your work goals but your personal life goals as well.

why call Vancouver home?

Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is lush and green and energetic yet laid back. The proximity to world class mountains for snowboarding & amazing surf along the Vancouver Island coastline is what has kept me on this coast thus far - and will keep me here for many years to come!

meet janine

athletic apparel team lead janine

how would you describe your role?

I am hiring and building the best athletic apparel team in the world. Finding rad people who are athletes and passionate about the brand and letting them shine, create and do what they are great at! I heart my job.

why do you choose to live in Vancouver?

It's a beautiful, west coast city with green mountains to play in and lots of people to play with. You are engulfed in ocean air with surfing and skiing close by and an awesome yoga community. Every band passes through Vancouver at some point. It’s a foodie city. An international hub connecting us to great cities easily.

meet shannon

womens running and outwear lead designer at lululemon

what's your role at lululemon?

I am the lead designer of womens running and outerwear. I am responsible for the development of the lines from inception of ideas to the retail floor. This involves everything from identifying trends and technologies, to creating beautiful designs with colour, fabrics and textures, to leading and inspiring greatness in others. I lead a team of incredible people who help bring my ideas to life — we make magic together! Ultimately, I get to work with athletes, solve their athletic problems and make their lives better – it’s incredible!

why do you love working at lululemon?

Because I can elevate the world one running short at a time! The product is so inspiring, the people are so amazing. I have ultimate freedom, inspiration and support. lululemon is as much a lifestyle as it is workplace and it supports this in its employees. There isn’t a divide between how I work and how I live. And, change is the only constant at lululemon – its the most dynamic, challenging place I’ve ever worked – I love it.

why out of the whole world do you choose to live and love vancouver?

It’s a city that offers everything an active healthy person wants – beautiful mountains, breathtaking views, ocean, fresh air, incredible restaurants, clean beaches and trails to run on. In one day you can ski a world-class mountain, go mountain biking, go for a hike and go surfing. I live near my favourite beach and go for a run every morning surrounded by glassy water and huge mountains and not even notice that I’m in a city. It’s a spectacular place to live.

Interested in joining the lululemon design team? Check out the possibilities on our careers website.

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I’ve visited Vancouver many times. Beautiful city and surroundings, but this is eclipsed by the foreigner invasion problem you have there. The one thing that the city of Vancouver can’t lay claim to – wonderful people. So sad.

Comment by Jacob Henderson — May 7, 2010 @ 8:32 am

In response to Jacob…
The beauty of Canada IS that there are so many different kinds of people from all different cultures. It only adds to the multi-facetted landscape we all call our home. Without variety, any city would be dull. Enjoy and be open to everyone who crosses your path and you may be surprised how lovely the world will become :)

Comment by shareen — May 10, 2010 @ 11:05 am

Good times! I would love to do graphic design/ web design for you folks.

Comment by Brendan — May 10, 2010 @ 11:23 am

I love Vancouver, it is so beautiful, I aspire to live there. As for the comment above: Whaaaat? I’m from Toronto, and I find people in Vancouver just as friendly as here, if not more so. And there is no “foreigner invasion problem” that I am aware of, as all of the people living there are actually people, not aliens. Ignorance is so sad.

Comment by Jess — May 10, 2010 @ 11:26 am

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