Category: accessories, home goods, SLG
Work for a medium sized company, in a team environment, where employees share in each success and work together to accomplish their goals. This employer prides itself in low employee turnover and offers a great work environment. If this environment sounds like “home” and you are an artistic print designer, we need to talk.
Create prints that meet design objectives and contribute to achieving brand vision. Develop CAD artwork derived from own as well as other print designers’ work for use across all product categories.
Work through entire design process, to design on-brand, commercial and trend driven prints.
You will be part of a new in-house print design team. Get the best experiences/training/development in the industry.
This is an innovative/creative role vs. computer generated print design role. Design aesthetic needs to represent a high end to luxury taste level to inspire and captivate the targeted consumer!
Create prints for core cotton line from own original or company purchased artwork or inspiration reference
Present original artworks and inspiration references to Design Management at the onset of each season, in accordance with the Product Development calendar
Fully develop prints selected by Design management, complete CAD artwork in AI and develop coordinating lining and border patterns. Adapt all artwork to fit printer’s repeat requirements
Develop CAD artwork for prints on textiles and other substrates including PVC, PU and leather. Design work may include development of original patterns (coordinates to core line in other materials) as well as adaptation of existing print for specific products (towels, phone cases, etc.)
Release copyrights of own artwork to company before sending files to printing mill
Stay current on industry trends. Attend relevant textile color and trend shows
Participate in proofing of files provided by textile designers for color, size, repeat and overall accuracy
Prepare Print Design calendar and help all internal and external groups meet calendar deadlines
Prepare specifications related to produced CAD (size, colors, placement, repeat, etc.) and communicate to appropriate vendors accordingly
Work closely with fabric designers to provide color matching when printing artwork in house. Provide design input and support through manipulation of layout, size, color selection and position.
Update and maintain record of all CAD designs submitted by textile designers and created in house
Manage the request and receipt of CAD revisions from external print designers and prepare new submits for review by the Design team
Communicate with textile designers and vendors to ensure materials prepared are issued in proper format
Review strike-offs against artwork and comment on screen accuracy
Provide flat sketches and illustrations of new products for line lists, technical renderings and presentation boards
Participate in evaluation of all product line concepts along with other product development team members
Manage operation of CAD machine and printer
Responsible for the keeping and recording of the original artwork in archival safe boxes and the registering of the names with legal
Provide assistance to design team by creating and updating technical sketches, as needed
Provide creative input and suggestions for own work
High school graduate. Bachelor’s degree in textile design, graphic design, or related field preferred
5+ years experience in designing, managing and manipulating print designs on textiles
Demonstrated artistic ability to draw, sketch and illustrate
Advanced Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop required
Experience in the fashion industry strongly preferred
Creative eye for color
Superior score (>16) on Farnsworth-Munsell 100 hue test
Knowledge of textile printing industry
Ability to create and think outside the box
Ability to create product specs
Good PC and/or Mac skills utilizing Microsoft Office software
Detail oriented with strong organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Proactive, adaptable with the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
Strong team player
Send your resume with salary requirements to Sue at Midwest Personnel Resource, LLC:
e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include Job Code PCD-MPR0319 in subject line on all e-mails.