Apparel Textile/Print Designer

24 Seven Talent
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted 13 hours ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion,Textile Manufacturing

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Creates seasonal kick off boards by gathering all print direction and inspiration from the creative directors

• Works independently to edit all purchased prints per creative designers’ direction in order to achieve final result. This includes adding graphic elements using illustrator and photo shop, re-coloring and re-sizing of print and print repeats

• Organizes and pulls pantone chip selection alongside creative designers

• Approves all final edits with creative directors

• Packages all files with all necessary elements for initial send out to print vendors

• Tracks print development with outside vendors to ensure smooth development and consistent timelines in conjunction with internal calendar

• Daily communication with vendors regarding improvements and problem solving regarding printing techniques

• Receives and organizes all print strike offs

• Sets weekly meetings to review all print strike offs with creative directors

• Responsible for relaying print revisions to the vendor after strike-off reviews

• Responsible for seasonal research and development in regards to fabric, prints and colors via WGSN and outside vendor meetings

• Directs and coordinates all print vendor meetings with internal creative team

• Sources vintage textiles and prints for seasonal inspiration

• Creates exclusive and original artwork from scratch as needed

• Follows design calendar to ensure all development timelines are met in regards to strike off approvals

• Manages and updates internal print tracker or WIP on a daily basis in order to update creatives on weekly progress

• Works independently with cross-functional teams including the raw materials team for proper execution of production finished goods

• Works closely with the raw materials developer to ensure proper printing techniques

• Creates artwork specification sheets for vendors to follow as guidelines

• Responsible for creating the digital print board each season and distributing to team members

• Updates tangible in-house print boards in conjunction with raw materials developer weekly

• Directs the execution of print placements by working with pattern teams to ensure proper execution per style

• Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

• Comfortable in working in a fast-paced environment, flexible in changing direction as needed.

• Familiar and comfortable working in Adobe Suites Apps- specifically Illustrator

• Must be able to execute CAD illustrations in Adobe Illustrator

• PC literate with basic understanding and skills in using keyboard and Microsoft office products

• Candidate must be highly organized with ability to prioritize with a sense of urgency and be a team player

• Must have experience in measuring garments and garment construction

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

• Minimum 7-10 years experience working as an in-house print designer

• Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in graphic or print design

• Dynamic analytical, problem solving and project management abilities- must be a self starter

• Flexibility with regards to job responsibilities

• Knowledge with MS Office applications including Word, Excel and Outlook

• Knowledge with Adobe applications- Photoshop & Illustrator

• Able to work and think independently as well as part of a team.

• Excellent follow-through and attention to detail

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