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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: Q91038a
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
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Job Published: December 10, 2012 11:57

Job Description

This leading retailer is looking for a Senior Surface Pattern Designer to lead its growing team. You must 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: * Understand repeat and scale and create designs which which clients can work * Create sketches of ideas by hand or computer, and develop the most effective ideas into detailed drawings using specialist computer software * Conduct competitor reviews to report back new ideas and inspiration, via visual presentation packs * Attend trade shows * Attend new range development meetings and checkpoint sessions * Work closely with the other teams within defined trends to produce surface design work to present back to the senior team * Build relationships with key stakeholders at all levels within the business * Work within agreed budgets and deadlines * Effectively present ideas to colleagues and clients at various stages of the design * Integrate and develop 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 should have an eye for colour, texture and pattern along with excellent attention to detail. You must also be fully Mac & PC literate, fluent in the use of Illustrator and Photoshop and hold a relevant creative degree.