Designer - Full Time

Our Brand

Hansen & Gretel’s design ethos encompasses a certain ‘femininity with bite’. Sharp, uncomplicated, and cut to compliment the female form, but often underscored with a boyish accent. 

The name Hansen & Gretel was chosen to represent this synthesis of masculine feminine, that yin & yang where Hansen is a nod to the Directors father’s name, and an ode to the brand’s mannish trace. ‘Gretel’ really constitutes for the idea of womanhood, the girl, the sister, and our journey as female’s which is always a prevalent theme in each collection. 


What we offer 

  • Young, energetic, supportive work environment with a passionate and creative team
  • Clothing allowance for you and discounts for family & friends
  • Collaborative, supportive & fun team culture 


The Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic Full-Time Designer to join our passionate Design team. Based in the Sydney, Rosebery you will be a key support to the design team across its brands.

Your key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating garment tech packs including technical drawings and specification sheets.
  • Sample tracking and management within office.
  • Liaising and supporting with communication with off-shore suppliers.
  • To translate briefs into a design concept and an understanding of commercial considerations when designing a product.
  • Researching and trend forecasting.
  • Managing the range overview for collections including any sketches, colour ups, and updates required
  • Drawing, colouring ranges in illustrator or by hand.
  • Parcel management for any design deliveries received and items to be sent
  • Working closely with other departments including Production, Merchandise and Graphic Design
  • Assist the team with overflow of work as necessary.
  • Receive instructions from Head Designer and Design Director to assist in the drawing up and development of proposed garments for seasonal product lines.
  • Present in fits and help to action changes.
  • Be flexible and adapt to taking on multiple tasks and support duties within the Design Room.



  • High school diploma or equivalent; relevant certifications or college coursework in fashion or business administration is a plus.
  • Previous experience in a similar role or in the fashion industry is desirable.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks effectively.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in handling orders, paperwork, and inventory.
  • Proficient computer skills, including knowledge of MS Office Suite and experience with inventory management software or e-commerce platforms.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with a customer-focused approach.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Positive attitude, adaptability, and a willingness to learn and take on new responsibilities. 


The Person

To be successful in this role, you will possess the following:

  • Min.2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Passionate about the fashion design industry
  • Strong attention to detail and high-level accuracy
  • A highly organised individual who enjoys the dynamics of a design environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (advanced excel skills ideal)
  • Advanced in Adobe Creative Suite – Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop
  • Knowledge of and experience with garment construction
  • Experience in Graphic art, print development and creation.
  • Experience in taking on multiple tasks and support duties within a team to ensure deadlines are met
  • Experience in assisting in all aspects of design from concept to sampling to final production is desirable
  • Self-motivated individual with a professional, enthusiastic and can do attitude.


Key skills:

  • Competency with Freehand (MAC), Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Email, MS Word and Excel computer programs
  • Team member with strong work ethics, is flexible in approach and supportive of others
  • Ability to multi-task and produce solid performance during pressure work periods
  • Time management and prioritisation skills to complete tasks within limited timeframes
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Interpersonal skills and communication
  • Display passion and motivation for a dynamic surf/skate lifestyle work environment
  • Prioritisation and time management skills


How to Apply:

  • If you are excited about joining a dynamic fashion company and possess the skills and qualifications described above, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your resume, along with a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and why you are interested in this position, to we appreciate all applications, but only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.