Digital Textile Printing Jobs and Careers



Job Description

Overall purpose -

To research, develop & interpret new and exciting print artworks.

To prepare prints for mills and see through to production, suggesting solutions to any problems.

To oversee, and organise the Print team.

• Managing the sampling process and day to day workflow, delegating work and responsibilities to the print design team

• Managing all information and liaising with teams across the business

• Communicating with fabric mills in the UK and Europe

• Supporting and training junior staff and contributing to appraisals

• Organise freelance work and ensure resource is in place to meet design and production timelines

• Working proactively according to the critical path, ensuring budget and timelines are met

• Create original artworks, in line with the design brief realising the creative vision

• Developing and managing artworks that feed into print, fabric developments, knitwear, embroidery

• Develop seasonal print and garment visuals for use by design teams and to aid commercial sales

• Rendering artwork specific to the brands aesthetic

• Support the selection of print base fabrications for each season

• Approve fabric strike offs

• Presenting print design team’s artwork to Mary Katrantzou and the design team

• Re-working bought artworks, putting into repeat, re-colouring and creating placements

• Liaise with design team, fabric and product development teams, technicians and production team to produce commercially viable designs that meets company requirements

• Engineer sampling print files for garment prototypes

• Engineer production print files

• Produce and organise factory cutting guides for seasonal sampling and production

• Colour match all print files to the seasonal pallet

• Ensuring all artworks are suitable for process and nominated mills

• Making sure there is a clear handover to production, suggesting solutions to any problems during sampling and ensuring all printed products meet company standards.

• Ensure all design work and production is archived in line with department procedure

• To observe and offer guidance to print interns

• Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment to meet departmental and company-wide deadlines

The Ideal Candidate

• At least 3 years experience as a Print Designer

• Strong understanding of digital printing, surface textiles and complex garment construction

• Critical eye for detail, print matching, colour, composition, scale and form

• Excellent Photoshop and Illustrator skills

• Experience working for a luxury womenswear brand

• Tenacious, assertive and determined attitude with excellent attention to detail

• Good negotiation and problem solving skills

• Dedicated, hard working and committed person willing to invest long term