Textile Designer

Recruiter
The Candidate Ltd
Location
United Kingdom
Posted
11 Apr 2018
Closes
20 May 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Are you a highly motivated Textile Designer with a proven track record of successful commercial design? This Manchester-based Textiles company is looking for a Designer to join them.

Our client is one of the UK’s largest textile importers. They believe that a harmonious team of individuals who are highly skilled in their fields of influence is the key to success, and are looking for a passionate Textile Designer to join them on this journey!

The Textile Designer will be responsible for designing on-trend prints for a variety of soft home furnishings, including bedding, ensuring that they meet client briefs. The ideal candidate will have a wide knowledge of all aspects of commercial fabric printing, as well as hand painting skills. Excellent communication skills and the ability to tight deadlines is a must, as the Designer will be working alongside the design and sales teams.

The Key Responsibilities of the Textile Designer:

  • Design portfolio artwork ready for print for bedding, curtains, cushions and other soft furnishing products for in hose brands and client briefs
  • To help produce trend boards and commercial designs around these trends
  • Production: Checking samples for colour, quality and print and give feedback to overseas factories
  • Product photography
  • Liaise with the mills on the sampling process through to bulk production
  • General administrative tasks, including cataloguing designs, product shot images and general upkeep/dressing of the showroom
  • Some travel abroad may be required.

Required Skills and Attributes of the Textile Designer:

  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience as a Textile Designer in a commercial role
  • BA(Hons) degree or higher in Textile Design or similar
  • Hand painting skills required
  • Be a dedicated and passionate designer with an aspirational outlook to meet the diversity of the role and client base
  • Wide knowledge of all aspects of commercial fabric printing and weaving, including jacquard design, digital and rotary printing
  • Previous experience of working on CAD, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. AVA CAD CAM is advantageous, but not essential
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills, with the ability to work closely with the design and sales teams
  • Have the ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • You are approachable with a keen eye for detail
  • Clear understanding of the print repeat process within the production of printed textiles

If you are a textile designer with a positive outlook, please send us your CV, cover letter and 4 examples of your portfolio.

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