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Apparel/Graphic Designer

Job Reference: PP1708

West Yorkshire

This long established apparel and footwear business owns and licenses leading International iconic brands.  They now have a fantastic opportunity for an Apparel/Graphics Designer of Menswear to join their dedicated team based in the design and development facility of the business in a creatively stimulating environment, reporting to the Head of Design, duties will include: 

 

  • To research and design brands in the portfolio as directed by Head of Design and Account management.
  • To continually be aware of market trends both internally and externally
  • To take responsibility for the performance of your designed range.
  • Be aware of new factories and their techniques (i.e. new washes, print or embroidery techniques)
  • Work in partnership with Sales and Development Teams.
  • To visit Trade Shows and retail both within the UK and overseas to gain an overview of future trends.
  • Work in conjunction with the product development team.
  • Present detailed line art of ranges to the Account Manager, once in receipt of design brief.
  • Work with marketing on styling suggestions for any marketing/advertising material, by presenting line sheets /mood boards.
  • Develop working relationships within the design team so work can be shared and creative ideas pooled for the benefit of the team.
  • Visit factories where appropriate to keep up with manufacturing techniques.
  • Use trend prediction agencies such as WGSN to propose colour palettes etc.
  • To work within the critical path when possible to improve lead times

 

Applications are invited from successful Apparel Designers ideally with mens branded fashion experience. You must be a confident communicator and team player with an eye for detail and the flexibility to work in a fast paced environment. Equally important is your exceptional creativity and understanding of trends and the latest and upcoming fashions.  CAD skills are essential as is previous experience in a similar design role with around 12 months experience.

Very competitive salary that depends on experience.

 

Please apply in complete confidence with your current CV

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