Textile Designer reports directly to the Brand Manager. The Textile Designer is responsible for creation and development of all artwork for all Belk Private Brands lines. This position is also responsible for the creation and development of seasonal corporate color palettes and related materials.
Corporate Color/Print/Fabric Forecasting:
- Research domestic and international markets for color/print/fabric trends each season.
- Evaluate and prioritize all trend information and create corporate color palettes, trend boards, and color book.
- Communicate seasonal color and print trends to Merchandising and Product Development staffs. Utilize seasonal color book and trend boards.
- Responsible for turning season’s color palettes into interlock color standards. Achieve this through daily communication with dyer throughout lab dip to standard process.
- Partner with Product Managers to create brand-specific color palettes and print/fabric stories.
- Communicate updates to trend information throughout the season. To achieve this, utilize ongoing communication with color and trend services.
- Purchase original artwork from print studios seasonally and as necessary throughout the season.
- Create original artwork (prints, embroideries, appliqués, and other graphics) on CAD system for all Private Brands lines.
- Create all artwork in full repeat on CAD system.
- Recolor/rework artwork on CAD system as requested by Product Manager.
- On CAD system, import from AI system or create mini bodies of silhouettes developed by Product Managers. Create color and print multipliers on CAD system, as requested by Product Managers for their presentation boards.
- Match all seasonal color standards in CAD system.
- Create and adhere to seasonal Time/Action calendar
- Maintain a balanced artwork/trend service budget.
- Organize and maintain color, fabric, and publications library.
- Maintain proper levels of art and printer supplies.
- Ensure that CAD system and printer are updated and serviced on a regular basis.
Education & Experience
- Four-year degree with a major in Textile Design or closely related focus.
- Minimum 6-8 years textile design experience in the apparel industry.
- Must have experience with CDI/Lectra “U4ia” program and Iris 5030 printer.
- Should be PC literate with experience using Word and Excel programs.
- Private label background with Department Store or Specialty Store preferable.
- Knowledge of print development techniques and technology currently used throughout the industry. Must be able to translate these to various types of textiles.
- Must have strong working knowledge of knit and woven textiles as they pertain to the textile design process.
- Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
- Must be very organized and able to create new “processes” when necessary.
For reasonable accommodation information for an ADAAA qualified disability please see Belk Associate Handbook for policy and procedures.
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