Assistant Designer / Marimekko

Marimekko is a Finnish lifestyle design company renowned for its original prints and colors. The company’s product portfolio includes high-quality clothing, bags and accessories as well as home décor items ranging from textiles to tableware. When Marimekko was founded in 1951, its unparalleled printed fabrics gave it a strong and unique identity. In 2022, the company’s net sales were EUR 167 million and comparable operating profit totaled EUR 30.4 million. Globally, there are roughly 150 Marimekko stores, and online store serves customers in 35 countries. The key markets are Northern Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and North America. The Group employs about 460 people. The company’s share is quoted on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. 

We are looking for a  dynamic and organised


to join our dynamic RTW Design team in the Helsinki HQ! 

In this role you will be responsible of assisting in collection work from the starting point to the end product. Your role includes assisting designers in their operational work. You will work closely with our Product and Technical development team, Artwork Studio and Sampling Studio in our own mill. You will report to Design director RTW & BA.  

To succeed in this role you need to have strong interest in fashion industry and commercial collection work. You are eager to learn and contribute in collection work and are interested in working both inhouse and freelance designers. You have good understanding of product design and great sense of colors. Your technical skills are strong. You are not afraid to take responsibility and are eager to contribute in Marimekko´s bright future.  

This is a full-time fixed-term postion until mid March 2024. We hope you can start as soon as possible, at the  latest mid September 2023. 

Your responsibilities will include, among other things:   

We  expect  you to have:   

At Marimekko we encourage people to be themselves. We believe in fairness and doing things together, using common sense and finding joy in our work. We value a diverse workforce – Marimekko’s culture and working environment are founded on equality, inclusion and cherishing diversity. If you connect with these values and have the right background, we will offer you a unique opportunity to work in an exciting international business environment with an iconic Finnish brand.   

If all this sparks your interest and you feel like you are the one we are looking for, please send your application in English, including your CV and cover letter with salary expectation via our career site at We would love to hear from you as soon as possible, but no later than30.7.2023.  For more information about the role, you can contact Design director, RTW & BA,  Emmakaisa Kirves (tel. +358 50 355 5607) on  the 27th of July  between 2 PM and 4 PM.  

Marimekko’s culture and working environment are founded on equality, inclusion and cherishing diversity. Marimekko welcomes and encourages everyone regardless of their national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion or other personal characteristic to apply. Recruitment is always based on business need, and the candidates are evaluated on relevant knowledge, skills and experience as well as motivation.

Marimekko is ranked as the Most Attractive Employer (1st) in Finland amongst business professionals according to Universum’s ranking.  Marimekko is also the 2nd most attractive employer in Finland amongst business students. Read more about the Universum’s ranking on their website.