Assistant Designer, Home Textiles

Job Type Commercial
Design
Region London
Location Victoria
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
08
Closing Date 25/7/2018
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Salary £24,400 - £35,000
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
35 hours per week - Monday-Friday - 09:00-17:30

Duties & Responsibilities

We are looking for a proactive & creative Assistant Designer to join our in-house design studio. The successful applicant will have a passion for print and surface pattern and have strength in research, colour, and pattern design.

They will be able to flex their design handwriting to a contemporary or a classic style and thrive on working on a diverse selection of projects. Industry experience developing textile products (e.g. specifying product detail, sampling, liaising with suppliers, etc) such as bed and bath linens, cushions and fabrics is also required.

The Assistant Designer will need to be an excellent communicator, confident, adaptable and organised so that they are able to flex between multiple projects to support the Textile Design Team across all product areas.

This role is a great learning role for a designer who has some industry experience but is looking to develop themselves further in an exciting, fast paced and supportive design studio.

The ability to use Photoshop to an advanced level is required and a working knowledge of textile design programs such as AVA or Ned Graphics an advantage.

Job Requirements

Research and Creativity
- Supports Designer/Senior Designer on research briefs. Delivers suitable research, demonstrating an ability to edit appropriately and present to the team.
- Designs for and consistently builds on understanding relevant product areas and the wider design context through ongoing research.

Process Development
- Ensures the sampling process is efficient. Produces precise design packs and fulfils delegated seasonal design briefs with commercial and innovative solutions.

Stakeholder Management
- Builds relationships with stakeholders across the design and buying teams to deliver design objectives.
- Works effectively with external stakeholders, with support from Designer/Senior Designer.

Systems Usage
- Uses CAD systems competently and efficiently to create required work.

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

- An understanding of the design process and product development would be an advantage.
- Extensive CAD system usage and knowledge.
- Experience of working with suppliers overseas would be an advantage.

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

- Commercial Awareness
- Computer literacy
- Customer Orientation
- Planning and Prioritisation
- Stakeholder Management

*Please refer to attached job description for full list of duties and requirements*

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