Outdoor Apparel Designer

Shirebrook, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Salary Up To £25,000 per annum
24 Apr 2012
22 May 2012
Job Type

The successful applicant will have at least 2 years’ experience in an Outdoor or Sports garment design role, and have sound technical knowledge of garment construction and fabrics. The candidate will also be creative with a good eye for detail. They will be CAD literate (Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop knowledge preferred) and be able to illustrate their own designs and graphics. Candidates should possess good communication skills and be able to work on their own initiative. This position would suit someone who has a keen interest in Sports and the Outdoors.
Job Description:- Designer
Reporting to:- Design Manager/Product Manager

Main Role & responsibilities
• Decipher trends and translate them into the Sports and Outdoor market
• Design and develop functional, innovative ranges for Men’s and Ladies wear for the Outdoor and Sports market
• Create new seasonal colour palettes
• Illustrate design work and be able to adapt to the look of different brands and genres
• Prepare detailed garment and artwork specification sheets for the factories
• Liaise with factories, Product managers, and buyers
• Work with Product Manager on proto and trim samples
• Comp shopping and trend reports
• Possible travel for shopping and research trips, customer meetings and trend shows