Performance and specifications
Textile designers create two-dimensional designs that can be used, often as a repeat design, in the production of knit, weave and printed fabrics or textile products.
Working in both industrial and non-industrial locations, they often specialise, or work in a specialist context, within the textile industry. The two major areas of textiles are:
• interiors (upholstery, soft furnishings and carpets);
• fabrics for clothing (fashion or specialist, e.g. fire-proof).
• liaising with clients and technical, marketing and buying staff to plan and develop designs;
• accurately interpreting and representing clients' ideas;
• producing sketches, designs and samples for presentation to customers;
• making up sets of sample designs;
• working out design formulae for a group of samples;
• assessing and approving completed items and production standards;
• working independently, if self-employed, or liaising closely with colleagues as part of a small team;
• using specialist software and computer-aided design (CAD) programs to develop a range of designs;
• experimenting with colour, fabric and texture;
• maintaining up-to-date knowledge of new design and production techniques and textile technology;
• developing new design concepts;
• ensuring that projects are completed on time;
• visiting sites and other sources of ideas for designs;
• sourcing fabrics and other materials at trade fairs, markets and antique shops;
• attending trade shows, as a delegate or as an exhibitor - this may involve representing the company with a display or stand, or appraising the work of competitors;
• keeping up to date and spotting fashion trends in fabric design by reading forecasts in trade magazines and using internet resources;
• developing a network of business contacts;
• if self-employed, managing marketing and public relations, finances and business administration and maintaining websites.
What to expect
• Work settings differ and may include factories, backrooms or smart design studios. Freelance artists, craftspeople and designers may work from home or in workshops.
• Working alone and to short deadlines can be stressful and there is constant pressure to produce new ideas and make new contacts by visiting trade fairs and other events. Using your creative abilities within a commercial environment requires the ability to cope with criticism if a particular piece of work is not well received by a client.
• Occasional travel within a working day and overnight absence from home may be required and overseas work or travel is possible.
Education and qualifications
Minimum of OND in any field of study or applicant with certification of apprenticeship from any renowned textile industry, is required.
How to Apply
Interested applicant should forward their CV to the HR through this email address, hr.peaktechresources @gmail.com or forward your name, location, qualification, phone number and the post applying for, to the message box or to the phone number display on this advert.
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