Print Designer

Organisation
Seasalt Cornwall
Reference
VAC-2527
Sector
Creative Arts, Design, Culture & Humanities
Location
Falmouth, Cornwall
Salary Details
Competitive
Job Type
Permanent
Closing Date
19/01/2018
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced print designer to join a lifestyle brand and play a key role in our small design team, shaping and influencing our ranges.

Job Description

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Our design team at Seasalt are inspired by our Cornish coastal and creative heritage to create unique, useful and beautiful clothing and homeware.

We aim to continually excite our customers and so you will work closely with the product team to create profitable products which achieve this and that reinforce Seasalt values and brand handwriting.

Key responsibilities include;

  • Assist designers in the development of a range of products which maximise profitability and sales
  • Design and develop seasonal print artworks in line with seasonal print brief, working closely with Senior Print Designer.
  • Adhere strictly to agreed critical paths and timetable agreed by Design Director.
  • Assist in creation of seasonal print direction boards.
  • Create artwork files for seasonal prints and communicate these accurately to suppliers.
  • Request strike-offs from suppliers in line with seasonal critical path, and communicate to Buying team for progress chasing.
  • Maintain and update all print artworks within seasonal files
  • Maintain and update all print information on PLM as directed by the Senior Print Designer.
  • Manage submitted strike-offs and assist with completion of necessary print comments as directed by Senior Print Designer and communicate these to suppliers.
  • Update print boards at each stage of development process and sign off.
  • Prepare CAD swatches for Designers to ‘drop’ into allocated products.
  • Collate all print comments after SMS review and communicate these to suppliers and technologists.
  • Assemble Courier packages for Print Artwork packs as required.
  • Assist in preparation and presentation of print boards for seasonal range reviews. 

What we’re looking for

You’ll have a strong print portfolio developed through extensive experience within industry and a Textiles or print related degree. With a good understanding of the Seasalt aesthetic, you’ll have strong handdrawing skills and a good eye for detail and colour. Technically, you’ll be a competent user of Adobe Illustrator and also ideally Photoshop.

Good organisation and time management skills are essential, as is the ability to use your initiative and work well at a fast pace and under pressure. You’ll also have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, comfortable presenting to others and be an enthusiastic team player.

Company Description

At Seasalt we live and breathe our product and are proud of the exceptional quality and level of care we take in design and sourcing, to deliver beautiful garments which are loved by our customers. Based on the Cornish coast, we’re a growing multi-channel lifestyle brand with 49 shops across England and Wales and 350 stockists around the UK, including select John Lewis and Fenwick stores.

Other Application Details

Application & assessment

As part of the assessment process, we would like you to include the following with your application in order to understand your skills and ability to interpret our brand handwriting.

Please provide three - four original print designs that work as a mini collection (these should be nautical/floral/geometric/conversational) and be themed around life in Cornwall. The print designs should include hand drawing and finished designs using Adobe Illustrator, and presented in different colourways. This pack should be included within the same document as your CV and portfolio attachment.

In return we offer:

  • Generous Seasalt discount
  • Contributory pension
  • Seasalt Lifestyle – exclusive employee discounts and offers
  • Life assurance
  • Long service enhanced benefits
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Weekly yoga classes
  • Remote medical support
  • Partnerships with local wellbeing centres

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