The Textile Designer reports directly to the Director
of Design. 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
- Communicate seasonal color and
print trends to Merchandising and Product Development staffs. Utilize seasonal color book and trend
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Match all seasonal color standards
in CAD system.
- Create and adhere to seasonal
- Maintain a balanced artwork/trend
- Organize and maintain color,
fabric, and publications library.
- Maintain proper levels of art and
- 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
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