Salary of up to £30,000 per annum
Full Time – Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Start date – January 2020
Our client is a long established, industry leading organisation who offer bespoke textiles and tailor-made manufacturing services to meet their customers individual requirements. They are seeking a Senior Designer to join their busy team at their offices based in Croydon, Surrey.
The main responsibility of this position is to design textiles for customer led projects as well as in house collections. You will ensure the smooth and time efficient running of the critical path for both in-house development samples (including customer development samples) and keep the studio and archive organised at all times.
Other duties include:
•Creating original artwork and designs for in-house collections and marketing trips
•Producing visual research, trend and colour boards for upcoming collections, working alongside the design and marketing teams
•Working closely with customers on projects, colouring, layouts and repeats
•Liaising with suppliers on customer projects to ensure correct execution, quality and delivery
•Attending customer meetings with the Marketing team
•Travelling to India to work with factories on in-house and customer projects
•Attending trade shows in the UK and Europe
This role would suit someone with a passion for luxury, high end designs, a love of colour and a motivated character to combine these two elements to create and produce beautiful, commercial designs and to continue/develop their career within the industry.
Essential skills required:
•Substantial experience within a similar role within the luxury interior textile/design industry
•Technical knowledge of weave, print and embroidery
•Expert knowledge of Photoshop
•Good knowledge of layout and repeats
•Expert hand drawing and painting abilities
•Previous experience with wallpaper printing/designing and Nedgraphics would be advantageous
•Experience working with suppliers (ideally India) is desirable
Other skills required:
•Excellent communication and organisation skills
•Able to prioritise workload with exceptional attention to detail
•The ability to use own initiative, multi-task and work under pressure
•Positive and enthusiastic attitude to work
•Confident in producing ideas (mood boards and presentations) and acting on these through trend research
•Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly Excel)
•An interest and awareness of different surface design techniques is highly desirable
If you have the right skills and experience for this role, please apply here and our client will get back in touch with you. Please include a copy of your current CV, covering letter and example portfolio.
Please note that applications submitted without a portfolio will not be considered.
NB. Due to large volumes of applications, we cannot always contact all applicants. If you do not hear from us within 10 days of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.