Work with us

Come work with Appaman! We are a small and growing team based in New York.


In this position you would be responsible for researching inspiration, developing new design concepts, creating technical packages and overseeing development of samples.

We are looking for an apparel designer who has 3-5 years experience preferably in kids but not a requirement.

Highly skilled in Adobe Suite ( illustrator CC and Photo shop CC)

Strong communication and organizational skills are necessary. We want a positive team player that can jump right in and compliment our already great team.


-Oversee research and inspiration to create a cohesive concept, review emerging trends and researching local markets.

-Develop flats and sketches for all designs as part of a cohesive seasonal collection aligned with the brands overarching aesthetic and vision.

-Prepare all necessary design components for design presentations, such as sketch boards, color stories, and production meeting preparation.

-Collaborate with various cross-functional teams and maintain strong business relationships with external vendors.

-Lead sample review sessions, provide recommendations, note feedback, and update sketches and design boards.

-Daily communication with overseas vendors and follow up through all stages of development.

- Ability to build and maintain technical packages and artwork for graphic prints with a strong ability to communicate silhouettes and ideas clearly.


please email if this job looks like a fit!



About Appaman
Appaman, Inc. is a leading boutique children’s apparel company. Featuring the iconic monkey - fashioned after one of the founders' childhood friend, a Norwegian stuffed corduroy ape named Appaman - Appaman's unique designs appeal to children of all ages, whose parents appreciate pop culture, nostalgia, tasteful design and subtle irony, and for whom clothing choice is a means of self expression and creativity.

Our founders Harald and Lynn Husum launched the company from their 600 square foot apartment in the summer of 2003. Harald and Lynn looked to stretch the conventional barriers of what “children’s clothing” could be, targeting a line that both kids and adults would love; they created a collection with a range of influences, including their love of nostalgia and pop culture.

Since launch, Appaman has since enjoyed tremendous exposure from A-list high-profile customers, won numerous unique recognitions and awards, and enjoy a “cult-like” following amongst celebrities and key influencers worldwide. Our clothes can be found in high-end department stores and specialty stores nationwide, and at

Appaman is based in New York City in Chelsea and retains its commitment to unparalleled customer service, garment quality and, above all else, the whimsical spirit of childhood.



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