Print Designer

Location
Germany (DE)
Salary
€40-55k + package
Posted
06 Oct 2016
Closes
03 Nov 2016
Ref
FH2016-2117
Function
Design
Sector
Womenswear
Job Type
Permanent

As Women’s Print Designer you will be responsible for the design and artworking of a wide range of all-over prints and also placement prints for multi-product casualwear and formalwear. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years’ experience demonstrating a versatile fashion print design handwriting and commercial portfolio representing all the key print categories including ditsy, geometric, abstract, conversational, floral and animal prints. We are looking for a trend driven, feminine print handwriting. Fluency is Adobe Illustrator as well as Photoshop is essential.

Main responsibilities

  • Working hand in hand with the product designers, identify brand appropriate trends in colour and print and translate into monthly trend boards, aligning with the Merchandising and Marketing brief.
  • Review current iconic styles to correctly gauge how far to renew the product from season to season. Always probe for newness but protect the winners.
  • Work closely with the PM to analyze the customer environment and insights through regular store visits and observations of customer behaviour, preferences and needs, etc.
  • Trend intelligence gathering inspired by magazines, catwalks, vintage shopping, trade fairs and social media.
  • Design into the line plan creating inspirational, commercial, on-brand designs.
  • Formulate and prepare print trend boards for discussion with PM at the colour trend alignment workshop.
  • Follow the design and development process from initial sketch to final artwork using Photoshop & Illustrator.
  • Hand painting original designs as required.
  • Execution of repeats, half drops, colourways and re-colouring of prints.
  • Strike-off approval with designers at buy meetings to ensure an effective and efficient sample flow.
  • Participate and contribute to the bi-annual overseas development trip.
  • Provide input with sketches or swatches for support sign-off by PM/Buyer/Merchant at the first edit workshop.

 

Essential Skills

  • Women’s Print Designer with at least 2 years experience designing for a fast fashion retailer.
  • Fluent English essential.
  • Proficient use of Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator.
  • Track record in translating the latest catwalk, trend agency and media trends for monthly delivery phases.
  • Slightly feminine print design handwriting.
  • Experienced in artworking and the print approval process from initial idea to final strike-off approval.
  • Strong working knowledge of fabrics, colour and finishes.
  • Confident presentation skills.
  • Flexible approach with good problem solving capability.
  • Demonstrate strong verbal, organization and written communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and follow through in execution.
  • Positive team player capable of working independently in fast paced environment.
  • Degree in Print/Textile Design specialising in Womenswear.

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