Graphic Designer - Womenswear Mat Cover One Year

New Look Retailers Ltd
10 Jan 2018
11 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Graphic Designer – Womenswear (Mat Cover One Year)

Every person makes New Look the incredible place it is to work, and together, we’re unstoppable. Within our buzzing environment all our talented people work hard but we ensure some fun is thrown in too! We are entering a bold and brave new phase and we’re striving to be a fashion brand with attitude. Fashion is personal and we want everyone to celebrate self-expression, helping our customers to look good, feel great and express themselves with fashion. At New Look, the only rule is that there are no rules and we want people who can make a difference, think big, think brave and aren’t afraid to make mistakes.

The Role

We are looking for a Graphic Designer to join our Graphics and Casual Jersey team for a One Year fixed term maternity cover. Together with the Graphics and Casual Jersey Team you will be responsible for the strategic design brief and creation of outstanding new graphic designs.

What will I be doing?

• To create/ visualise outstanding new graphic designs with and New Look Brand handwriting in line with sub-brand or product dept strategy.

• Defining aesthetic direction for the sub-brand or product department, combining knowledge of the market, emerging print trends from the Casual Jersey Design team and the Design Manager / Head of Design

• Designing the right graphic placements and casual jersey print at the right time to meet customer requirements for the sub-brand or product departments

• Identifying and delivering detailed print reports from Catwalk trending.

• Sourcing of vintage and original artworks

• Working closely with the graphics and jersey design team to interpret each brief, collaborating on ideas and direction, Reacting quickly to trend

• Attend and participate in trend meetings throughout the season

• Working across multiple range periods at one time, short lead and long lead

• Going on research and development trips – Turkey

• Presentations to senior management

• Knowledge of print and embroidery techniques

• Liaising with factories in the UK and abroad

• Setting up artworks and tech packs and sending out to factories

What Skills do I need for the role?

• Ability to translate fashion trends into commercial design concepts for the New Look customer

• Understanding of the New look customer and Business area customer strategy

• Demonstrate a commercial understanding of graphic design for the high street

• You will be competent with Photoshop; working knowledge of Illustrator is desirable.

• Knowledge of the concepts of brand strategy and vision

• Broad understanding of current competitive marketplace – ability to comparative shop effectively

• Ability to directional shop effectively

• Practical understanding of the production capabilities of the supply base

• Knowledge of buying calendar (critical path)

• Able to fully utilise the relevant IT support systems, and to be fully conversant with standard business desktop applications.

• Excellent influencing/challenging skills

• Good communication and interpersonal skills

• Strong teaming skills, with the ability to initiate and maintain relationships with key business partners, e.g. designers, buyers,suppliers

• Excellent influencing/challenging skills

• Good communication and interpersonal skills

• Strong team player, with the ability to initiate and maintain relationships with key business partners, e.g. designers, buyers, suppliers

What will I get?

As well as the opportunity for great career progression, there is everything from bonus schemes to season ticket loans that will make life a little bit easier for you - including a huge staff discount of 50%, holiday days and access to our New Look Rewards which include some amazing discounts across a number of different businesses.

We understand that a Rock Star lifestyle isn’t a 9am -5:30pm thing… so we are open to talk about flexible working! No promises but let’s have the chat and see what we can do! Not to mention our 4pm Friday finishes and (monthly free bars), what more could you want?