This creative individual will design and develop flooring textiles for all of our collections. This candidate will partner closely with the Director of Marketing and Product Development Managers to develop product and closely manage process and timelines.
„X Liaise with customers, product development, marketing and sales to plan and develop designs; initiate independent creative concepts. Execute original design concepts according to merchandise plans and schedules including sampling where necessary.
„X Manage the sampling process with suppliers and factories.
„X Produce concepts, worked-up designs and samples for presentation to customer.
„X Develop a strong understanding of the business, industry trends and bestseller factors. Stay abreast of retail landscape for trend and product opportunities. Liaise with Trade Marketing and Sales Team to identify product opportunities to influence merchandise assortment plans.
„X Travel as needed to factories and trade shows. Suggest new fabrications to remain competitive and original in the market place. Source fabrics and other materials Visit sites and other sources of ideas for designs
„X Assess and approve production samples to ensure they meet standards; provide direction to correct as necessary
„X Use of designs software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design and computer-aided design (CAD) programs to develop a range of designs.
„X Expertise in experimenting with colour, fabric and texture.
„X Up-to-date knowledge of new design and production techniques and textile technology.
„X Bachelors Degree in Textile Design.
„X Work experience of 6-10 years in Home textile design essential.
„X Strong knowledge of woven and print design, cut and sew, and construction.
„X Excellent color sense.
„X Aesthetically keen eye for high-end design and trends.
„X Highly organized and motivated.
„X Excellent written communication skills and presentation skills.