Junior Fashion / Textile Designer (‘soft goods’ designer)

Department: Product Design

Location: Biggleswade

Preferred hours: Mon-Thurs 8:50am-5pm, Fri 8:50am-4pm

Closing date: 2018-10-31

Vacancy type: Open

Duties & Responsibilities:

Overview:

The main purpose of the role is to research, design and develop the textile elements of iCandy’s extensive range of current products (including pushchairs, bags, blankets etc) and future ground up projects. Key aspects of the role will be the ability to deliver from pre brief to implementation including trend research (creation of iCandy’s seasonal trends), concept design, detail design, spec creation, sample reviews.

Working collaboratively with the iCandy NPD teams in both the UK and China to maintain our position as market leaders through Design, Innovation and Quality.

Key Deliverables:

Design:
- Trends (general awareness of current and emerging trends, research, forecasting): creation and delivery of iCandy seasonal trends
- User centred design approach
- CMF
- Colour selection
- Mood / direction boards
- Concept generation (fabrication, colour)
- Visualisation (Sketching and CAD)
- Spec creation
- Sample reviews and feedback
- Identify new fabric opportunities for application in our industry
- Awareness of new / emerging fabrics (tech, green, etc)


Core Skills:
- creativity and innovation
- CS (illustrator, photoshop etc)
- Basic Knowledge of textiles (structure, manufacture etc)
- Degree qualified
- Critical path review and adherence
- Competitor awareness
- Experience of print design including repeats

Core Attributes
- Good communicator: visual, verbal, written inc. presentations at all levels
- Team Player (working with stakeholders UK and China to ensure delivery)
- Starter Finisher
- Ability to travel overseas
- Willingness to get involved in all aspects of the business and work cross functionally
- Attention to detail
- Minimum 1 years’ post graduate experience

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