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Junior Materials and Colourist Designer

Junior Materials and Colourist Designer

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Permanent Full-Time
UK-London, Finchley (Global Headquarters)
Design & Creative

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LACOSTE is above all a legend


The legend of a fantastic tennis player, René Lacoste, a member of the famous French "Musketeers" Davis Cup Team and a star of the courts at Wimbledon, Forest Hills and Roland Garros.


The true story of "the Crocodile" dates back to 1927. René Lacoste liked to recount how this nickname came about and ultimately became a brand of worldwide renown.


“I was nicknamed "the Crocodile" by the American press, after I made a bet with the captain of the French Davis Cup Team. The public must have been fond of this nickname which conveyed the tenacity I displayed on the tennis courts, never letting go of my prey.”


In 1933, René Lacoste founded a company to manufacture the perfect tennis shirt. The original “1212” pique polo shirt featured the now legendary embroidered crocodile on the left breast - Lacoste was born and revolutionised sportswear and branding within sport.


Pentland is the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and fashion brands.


We own Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Speedo, Boxfresh, Ellesse, KangaROOS, Mitre, Prostar and Red or Dead. We are also the global licensee for Lacoste Chaussures and Ted Baker footwear, the UK licensee for Kickers, and are shareholders in other companies such as Hunter, Butterfly Twists, Heidi Klein and Tracksmith.


We’re a third-generation, family-owned business – and we retain strong family values. We care about people, and that’s what drives our day-to-day work. This year the Great Place to Work® Institute recognised Pentland Brands the 11th Best Workplace in the UK and the 16th Best Workplace in Europe. Our global headquarters is in the UK and we employ 2,000 people across 20 countries around the world.


We believe that doing business the right way, with respect for people and the environment, is essential for ensuring our long-term sustainability - generation after generation. The Pentland values are at the heart of what we do and how we interact with the world around us.



In 1991 Pentland became the worldwide licensee for Lacoste footwear and in 2018 the two will come together to leverage the global reach of both brands for the growth of this iconic brand.


The JV aims to be renowned for its premium quality and innovative footwear, with an emphasis on sports-influenced styles.


Job Purpose

To create original design solutions to briefs that adhere to the visual brand language as well as assist Designers on a wide variety of tasks, including administration.



Research / presentation creation

  • Research relevant areas of the market place seasonally to gather insights into consumers, cultures, markets, competitor product, colour & material and emerging trends. 
  • Lacoste 
  • Visual Brand Language.
  • Branding guidelines.
  • Archives – graphics, prints, trims, executions.

Design / Development

  • Assist in regular design step check meetings through supporting in set-up & laying out of creative materials - CAD boards / mood-boards / samples and etc.
  • Consistently assist the Designers with seasonal themes, colour and materials palettes. 
  • Create inspiring mood boards and creative visuals to support design.
  • Pull various digital presentations together with a keen eye for page layout.
  • Maintain a physical wall / library and digital database of Lacoste Paris documents.
  • Apply colour & material to footwear packs with accuracy.
  • Assist in the creation of Line at a Glance sheets and product specifications.
  • Create unique trims, graphics, patterns through different executions for footwear.
  • Explore Lacoste brand codes through different executions for footwear.
  • Responsible for creating strike-offs (semi-technical drawings) for new branding and executions.
  • Willing to create new footwear designs in line with product briefs.
  • Creation of tech pack creation & sample amendments.
  • Ensure all designs adhere to legal requirements.
  • Assist in creating market reports.
  • Work to all critical path deadlines.
  • Organize all relevant Design materials effectively.

Communication / Organisation

  • Keep files up to date on the shared drives and update Design team accordingly.
  • Digitally keep a personal project log to ensure Management is up to speed on workload.
  • Communicate clearly, often and consistently with the Design team. 
  • Collaborate cross functionally between Development, Category, Marketing, Planning & Merchandising and Design.





What we need to see in you

Show a willingness to work across a broad range of responsibilities, from assisting, to a wide range of creative work through demonstrating a high level of personal motivation and always learning.