Free People Temporary Design Assistant - Print
Free People began its journey in 1970, in a modest West Philadelphia storefront, offering plants and records, along with a few pieces of clothing. Though the name was changed to Urban Outfitters just a year later, Free People was revived as the company’s wholesale label in 1984. And it hasn’t looked back since.
The eclectic assortment quickly assembled behind it a fiercely loyal fan base, and this fueled the opening of FP’s first brick-and-mortar store in Paramus, NJ in 2002, along with the birth of freepeople.com in 2004, and the first mail-order catalog, which arrived in homes during the summer of 2005.
All the while, Free People has dedicated its energies to building a close-knit relationship with the FP community and continues to seek out new ways to foster and elevate this unique and meaningful bond.
Holiday Temp Print Design Assistant
Assistant Design Director -Print
Central to this role is the creation, development, and oversight of the execution of original print artwork use on Free People apparel and other end products.
· Send a weekly average of ten technical packages complete with standard repeat, colorways, and instructions to vendors so that prints can be executed properly.
o Set up engineered prints in collaboration with our product development and technical designers.
· Collaborate with our trend team, design, and buying on print direction for both retail and wholesale divisions.
o Maintain strong communication with cross functional partners on print needs and status updates. Be able to anticipate needs as much as possible. Utilize outlook and office 365 for project management / communications.
· Utilize traditional drawing, painting, and other arts & crafts techniques combined with Adobe creative suit and NedGraphics to develop artwork, layouts, and colorways.
o Explore new techniques as much as possible -this includes traditional handcrafted ones as well as technology driven
· Collaborate with color team to work off specific color palettes.
· Communicate with vendors and mills to oversee strike off and print development, commenting and correcting with technical terminology.
· Update tradestone with package information and strike off approvals when needed.
· Keep up to date with fashion trends, especially as they apply to print and color. Incorporate trends into artwork, making sure to present fresh, brand appropriate designs.
· Source vintage textiles and prints, as well as a digital image library for inspiration.
· Maintain organized file folders utilizing established saving and naming methods so that teammates can easily access your work
· Help to maintain/update fpARTchive site with print library so that design and buying can chose artwork for recolors.
· (In office), help to maintain printers
· Keep current with computer updates and upgrades; maintain computers and monitors so they run optimally
· Keep office and workspace organized
• Experience in textile / print design
• Excellent drawing and painting skills with a good eye for color
• Proficiency in Photoshop; knowledge of other Adobe programs a plus
• Experience in Ned Graphics a plus
• Highly organized and efficient
• Self-starter and solution seeker
• Ability to thrive in a fast paced and team-based environment
• Excellent communication skills
Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion, Textile Design, Surface Design, Illustration, or related discipline
Hybrid in person (Philadelphia PA Home Office)
The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.