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Senior Surface Pattern Designer

Job Title: Senior Surface Pattern Designer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: East Midlands
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q91038
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: STM.95961.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: January 02, 2013 16:36

Job Description

This leading retailer is looking for a Senior Surface Pattern Designer to lead a growing team. You will be a creative thinker, with the ability to design and develop leading creative solutions that are both on trend and commercially strong. You will be responsible for creating new and innovative surface design in line with current and future trends appropriate for each forthcoming season and managing the workload and performance output of the surface design team. You will work cross functionally with buying and other creative departments to interpret trend ideas into new surface patterns and textures, for use on textiles, ceramics, paper, plastics etc. Key accountabilities: * Understanding repeat and scale and creating designs that clients can work with * Creating sketches of ideas by hand or computer and developing the most effective ideas into detailed drawings using specialist computer software * Conducting competitor reviews to report back new ideas and inspiration, via visual presentation packs * Attending trade shows * Attending new range development meetings and checkpoint sessions * Working closely with other teams within defined trends to produce surface design work to present back to the senior team * Building relationships with key stakeholders at all levels within the business * Working within agreed budgets and deadlines * Effectively presenting ideas to colleagues and clients at various stages of the design * Integrating and developing placement students on an annual basis, equipping them with commercial skills and nurturing their design capability. You must have strong communication skills and have a proven track record of recruiting, managing and developing a team to achieve team goals. You must have been exposed commercially and be very focused around the customer that will enable you to develop market leading creative solutions. You will have an eye for colour, texture and pattern along with excellent attention to detail. Fully Mac & PC literate, fluent in the use of Illustrator and Photoshop and with a relevant creative degree.