Apparel Graphic Designer

Job

  • Rochdale  
    perm  
    Undisclosed
  • Company
    Footasylum  
    Start date
    ASAP  
    Duration
    n/a  
  • Closing date
    12 March 2022  
    Posted on
    10 January 2022  

We are looking for a highly motivated and passionate Apparel Graphic Designer to join our in-house “Own Brand” Design team at Footasylum’s Head Office in Rochdale. We are home to multiple brands across men’s, women’s, kid’s and accessories.

The successful candidate should have a minimum of 2/3 years’ previous experience working within the Highstreet Fashion Industry producing apparel Graphics. This should be supported with a relevant portfolio.

This role calls for advanced knowledge and experience in Abobe Creative suite to create original brand appropriate artworks, placement prints, repeats and Branding packs across all multi-product categories whilst understanding the target consumer and keeping a ‘signature’ hand-writing for each brands DNA.

This Role gives great opportunity to the right candidate to work on Footasylum’s “own brands” such as Zavetti Canada, KWD, Alessandro Zavetti and many more, with excellent progression opportunities.

Responsibilities:

Research:

  • Researching new trends/Consumers/high street competitors with a focus on commerciality and produce/present customer trend analysis board
  • Passion of the fashion industry and staying up to date with industry trends – with a focus on commerciality
  • Travel to UK stores and attend research trips for inspiration (may include evenings and weekends)

Innovation:

  • Taking ideas from research to design concept by creating initial new Designs to present to brand managers/buyers whilst understanding the target consumer and keeping a ‘signature’ hand-writing for each brands DNA
  • Excellent understanding of different print techniques and the ability to innovate when it comes to embellishments/trims/print combinations
  • Producing clear concise technical Graphic CAD design specifications to send onto the factories within specified time frames

Design Development:

  • Advanced knowledge of hand Illustration, Photoshop and Illustrator packages in order to create original artworks, placement prints, repeats and Branding packs, appropriate to each specific brand

Relationship/Communication:

  • Good communication skills with experience of liaising with Product Developers and factories in Turkey/China/Pakistan to give clear and concise comments

Organisation:

  • Self-motivated and have good time management with the ability to adapt and work to tight deadlines.
  • Deliver results within specified time frames. Ability to react quickly to changing demands and priorities
  • Develop and supporting the Junior Graphic Designers and checking deigns and details before sending - proof-read as required

Mentoring:

  • Develop and supporting the Junior Graphic Designers and checking deigns and details before sending - proof-read as required

Diversity:

We recognise and value the importance of diversity to help make sure we have lots of different perspectives when we are building products and services. We know that this will help us build useful and accessible things which our customers will love. This is great news for our business. Diversity for us is also, importantly, about building happy teams full of people that want to learn and want to be inspired by each other and our different experiences.

Recruitment Process:

With the COVID-19 situation our teams are all working remotely, adjusting to this new way of working as best we can - and as such we’ll help make the interview process as clear and stress-free as possible, giving you the same opportunity as if we were meeting face to face. We review applications on an individual basis, and if we feel you would be a good fit we’ll invite you to meet with the leadership team for an informal chat about the role, and to see if we’re a good fit for you.

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