The Textile Designer should collaborate with all aspects of print, pattern, and concept design. They should design prints from an initial concept to the final layouts of a product.
Textile Designers should be able to bring a concept to life using design tools to create a desired appliqué, lace, embroidery, or other pattern. They should also create seasonal color palettes and concept boards across the brands that they are working with. They use software like CAD, Photoshop, and Illustrator to create digital versions before translating them to real life. More senior textile designers may focus solely on concepts and managing designers below them, ensuring that they’re executing the themes presented in a quality and timely fashion. Their plans should work in conjunction with merchandiserelease deadlines and overall seasonal collection development.
Textile Designers report to project managers or deputy design directors, and may manage assistant designers below them.
This role requires you to have a strong design skill set both in technical tools and visual conceptualization. The challenges may range from translating an inspired concept to the collection or starting from a completely original artistic place. You should be very detail oriented to be a textile designer. You should also have previous experience in this or a related design industry.
If you’re considering applying to be a Textile Designer, your resume should show you have previous experience executing textile designs, and that you’re ready to graduate to greater conceptualization. It should also show that you have a constant pulse on seasonal industry trends. Your resume should demonstrate your ability to plan a cohesive concept and execute it with extreme attention to detail. A portfolio will be necessary for this role.
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