Position Vacant 

Job Title

Design Assistant - Women's Fashion


Full time 

Salary Range

Commensurate with experience

About Us

Goondiwindi Cotton is an Australian owned and operated family farming business. We specialise in the use of natural fibres such as Cotton, Linen, Merino/ Cotton and Cotton/ Cashmere to design and manufacture two seasonal collections a year for women. As a wholesale business, we stock over 200 boutiques nationally and in recent times, we have experienced dynamic growth to our online business. With a passion for the region, Goondiwindi Cotton also operates a farm and town tour business showcasing the process of manufacturing garments from field to fabric. 

A fantastic opportunity not to be missed for all Design Assistants! This is your chance to develop your career as a designer. Based in our Sydney Head Office at Alexandria this is a permanent / full time position. We create seasonal ranges that are sold to independent retailers nationally and through our own online store and  are looking for a highly motivated, creative and passionate individual looking for a role that is ever changing and dynamic.

Day to day, this role is responsible for…


  • Assist with creative research; concepts, silhouettes and graphics, seasonal range development.
  • Prepare mood boards
  • Illustrator sketches of new styles and render illustrations for presentation when required.
  • Create tech packs for sampling and production
  • Swatch new season collections, storyboard and range book creation.
  • Prepare seasonal creative documentation for Marketing presentations when required.
  • Attend Proto and pre production fittings for ranges and process fit comments where required.
  • Work closely with our Designers on Product Development for all brands.
  • Regular Design studio maintenance and organisation
  • Attend seasonal campaign and  e-comm photo shoots.


    The successful applicant will have proven career history providing…

    • A high level of initiative
    • A strong sense of collaboration
    • The ability to work independently but also within a team environment
    • A high level of attention to detail and accuracy
    • Amazing time management, organisational skills and the ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
    • A commercial handwriting and the ability to design ranges that are instrumental in driving sales.
    • A good sense of humour

    Core Competencies

    • Mid–high-level competency with Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw or Photoshop CAD.
    • Minimum of 3 years’ demonstrated experience in a similar product development role for a premium apparel or lifestyle brand.
    • A deep understanding of construction, knowledge of fabrications and trims for categories with experience in wovens, knits and knitwear.
    • Strong offshore production experience.
    • Experience in range development for a wholesale brand an advantage but not essential.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills

      To apply for this role, please send your application and resume to info@goondiwindicotton.com.au