Textile Designer Job Description

Textile Designer Job Description

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Textile designer provides sketches and computer illustrations using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

Textile Designer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Responsible for data back-up on daily basis ensuring proper procedures for data and file maintenance, CAD storage
Creates and inspires new ideas/concepts outside the current assortment
Studies competition and benchmarks relative to brand position and keeps Design informed with what’s new & directional
Capture design aesthetic with understanding of production ready art
Assess priorities and collaborate to meet deliverables and deadlines
Reduce colors when creating a production file to accommodate printers color limitations
Possible domestic travel will be required to attend print shows, research trends/inspiration, and source artworks
Maintain project libraries
Purchasing artwork for design development
Editing and creating color ways from purchased artwork

Textile Designer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Textile Designer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CAD

Education for Textile Designer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the textile designer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Textile Design, Graphic Design, Design, Fashion Design, Illustration, Fashion, Fine Art, Education, Fine Arts, Art

Skills for Textile Designer

Desired skills for textile designer include:

Adobe CS
Print production and printing techniques
Embroidery
Knit and woven textiles as they pertain to the textile design process
Adobe Suite
Fabric & apparel printing methods
Ned Graphics
Photoshop and Illustrator
CAD systems and printers
Construction and all creative techniques in relation to silk screening

Desired experience for textile designer includes:

Strong understanding of color separation and print development process
Responsible for seasonal trim and label packages
Travel as needed, shops appropriate markets, and contributes to seasonal inspiration
Minimum 4 years of textile/CAD design experience
Must be able to create artwork by computer and hand
Must be experienced in creating artwork technical packages in a timely fashion

Textile Designer Examples

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Textile Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a textile designer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for textile designer
  • Creating trend and presentation boards for sales meetings
  • Submitting spec sheets, approving weaving/printed samples, approving lab dips and handling other communication with our mills
  • Creating trade show display layouts
  • Market research for future product development
  • Creative freedom within the scope of the direction given by Sr
  • Prepares artwork for production by color-separating and cleaning in Photoshop
  • Has the ability to paint and draw
  • Works with Textile Design Manager and Design team to help create original prints modify bought artwork from print vendor or vintage
  • Scans artwork
  • Responsible for matching seasonal color palettes and executing color ways
Qualifications for textile designer
  • Responsible for working ahead of design calendar to ensure seasonal usage global print needs
  • Strong ability to execute print/pattern in repeat format
  • 1-3 years experience in textile and graphic design in the apparel industry, focused on Junior's or contemporary Women's markets
  • BFA or BA or other design related degree such as Fine Arts
  • Textile design experience required
  • NedGraphics experience highly preferred
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Textile Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a textile designer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for textile designer
  • Creates pitch sheets, sends CAD’s, artwork discs and all other relevant information to vendors
  • Works with Textile Design Manager and design team, overseas vendors, to ensure correct information is given to and followed by the vendor
  • Helps to comment on CAD’s or strike offs received from the vendor and makes sure CAD’s and strike offs are desired scale
  • Makes sure all work is adhering to design calendar and deadlines are being met in a timely manner
  • Helps maintain S/O boards, including sms yardage for each season with information attached to swatches
  • Helps perform design and trend research when necessary
  • Must have strong follow-up and communication skills with team members
  • Research Global trends and seasonal color palettes to establish direction
  • Align with Product Line Managers and Designers on the creation of the seasonal color stories across all product categories, communicating all color updates to the RDD team
  • Acquiring additional graphics as needed to supplement the line and artwork styles
Qualifications for textile designer
  • Expertise of print and textile designs and techniques
  • Thorough knowledge of Adobe CC/2014 programs including Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
  • Minimum 3-5 years full-time industry experience, preferably in a middle weight to senior position
  • Knowledge of print production and experience working in a print environment, handling vendor quotes, creating print-ready files, checking proofs, uploading files, Experience with signage, print for outdoor, etc also advantageous
  • Skill in managing work flow and liaising with clients, while working within a small studio team
  • Ability to read, understand, and interpret a written design brief to accurately represent a clients' ideas visually
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Textile Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a textile designer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for textile designer
  • Seek out innovative printing techniques to drive the graphic direction
  • Work with Line Managers and Designers on cross category merchandising
  • Performs these and all other duties as assigned
  • Comment on strike-offs, sample yardages, and bulk and all factory communication from concept to production
  • Complete seasonal cad book for sales and marketing purposes
  • Responsible for reviewing product samples (strike-offs) and following up by communicating with the Import team, with the factories throughout the sampling process
  • Uses technical and creative knowledge and ability to execute finished, CAD artwork projects based on the direction and needs of the Design Managers and Specialists
  • Uses resources such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Kaledo and Generation Digital to design and recolor prints/repeats and embroideries, appliques and yarn dyes
  • Prepares completed, production ready artwork package in a timely manner based on the product type
  • Ensures that equipment and files are updated and maintained using internal and external technical support as needed
Qualifications for textile designer
  • Artistic, creative, and appropriate design solutions to creative briefs
  • Tidy file keeping and server management skills
  • A great eye for colour, texture, and pattern
  • Translation ability of designing on-screen to production of beautiful wool and silk rugs, in a predominantly modern, but some traditional scope
  • An excellent attention to technical details
  • The ability to work with speed and precision to turn jobs around at a fast pace
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Textile Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of textile designer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for textile designer
  • Color matching of seasonal palette to be used in CAD programs
  • Collaborates with designteam to create original print designs, wovens and graphics
  • Alters purchased prints and creates color ways
  • Create and adapt prints and patterns
  • Collaborate with Design Managers to identify art work for each season
  • Obtain and process all art work files
  • Create Digital Color pallets
  • Communicate seasonal color and print trends to Merchandising and Product Development staffs
  • Circa 4-5 years’ experience of working as a Homeware designer for a retailer or supplier
  • CAD, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop knowledge
Qualifications for textile designer
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite 5 and later (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Filemaker knowledge is a bonus
  • Strong attention to detail, and an eye for design and layout
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask and take initiative to solve problems and meet deadlines in a high-intensity setting
  • Positive team player and terrific people skills
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in textile design or related fields
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Textile Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a textile designer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for textile designer
  • Brand Concept – Actively participates in creating and presenting art trend and concepts to Design and Merchant partners
  • Textile Product Design – Integrates hand and computer skills to create original designs, illustrations, graphics and prints exclusive to Target for assigned brands that achieve overall creative objective
  • Development– Collaborate with Technical, Sourcing, and Global partners to ensure textile designs are producible and meet set price points
  • Develop an understanding of business and assortment strategies
  • May participate in project analysis to facilitate continuous process improvements, manage resources efficiently, and optimize all aspects of the textile development process
  • Interact and develop relationships with Product Designers, Technical, Merchant, Sourcing, and Color Office to exchange ideas, leverage expertise and streamline the textile design process
  • Seasoned Textile Designers generally have larger or more complex divisions or business segments to support and generally have a higher proficiency and expertise in category
  • Collaborate with Design Managers to identify artwork and color palettes for
  • 4-year degree in textile design, engineering or a related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Industrial sewing experience or educational equivalent
Qualifications for textile designer
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic or Textile Design
  • Must be proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, and NedGraphics
  • Must have a keen eye for graphic art placement
  • Kaledo-U4ia - version 7 proficiency in knits, wovens and print module
  • Ability to construct a woven as a swatch
  • Bachelor's Degree in Design (graphics), or equivalent combination of education and experience

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