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Meet Andrew. Menswear Designer.

I was born and raised in the US, where I studied graphic design at college. I’d always wanted to apply those skills in fashion and I suppose I started my career ‘doing my own thing’ – designing graphics for tee-shirts, hoodies and so on. That got me hooked and I’ve been in the fashion industry ever since. Now I’m a Menswear Designer at Primark’s Dublin head office in Ireland.

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The creative process

I work alongside a team of very talented designers to identify upcoming menswear trends, and design the garments that make up Primark’s amazing fashion at value prices each season. I spend my days gathering inspiration, sketching ideas for new prints and garments in my notebook, and going on shopping trips to see what trends are developing.

Another part of my role involves working with buyers to plan for new seasons and select looks that we think will sell. In fashion, you’re always doing something different; you work at speed and every day brings a different challenge. That’s what makes it so interesting and exciting.

I’d say that the best part of my of the job is travelling, seeing new brands and how people dress in different cities. And to think, I get paid for doing that!

The more time, effort and energy you put in, the more you’ll get out of it.

Best advice

Most people think the fashion business is glamorous, and it is, but you have to work hard to succeed in it. The more time, effort and energy you put in, the more you’ll get out of it. Keep up with the pace, embrace new challenges, show you’re enthusiastic – and don’t forget to celebrate your achievements!

Other reasons to join

Your experience at Primark is about so much more than your job. It’s also about our people and our culture. Our beliefs as a business and our aims for the future. It’s about all the exciting, empowering, amazing things that make us who we are – and you who you are.

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