Cinq à Sept
New York City, New York (US)
17 Jan 2022
17 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

The Colorist will be responsible for maintaining color quality and aesthetic. The right candidate will have a strong understanding of textiles, color, and prints. They should be extremely organized while able to prioritize and meet deadlines.

  • Initiate lab dip and strike offs for all raw materials.
  • Partner with design team to request all seasonal color standards.
  • Coordinate and lead color assortment meetings with founder and VP of sales
  • Coordinate and lead fabric order meetings with design directors and founder.
  • Comment on all lab dips, bulk and trim cards from multiple vendors.
  • Comment on all print strike-offs from SMS to production.
  • Evaluates color submittals for consistency to the standard
  • Monitor vendor submission process to follow T&A, reduces approval/rejection ratio.
  • Review and correct any sample yardage colors/patterns needed prior to bulk
  • Manage approval dates and status to color status charts, input in all color comments
  • Keep color standard library organized and up to date
  • Communicate and troubleshoot with mills and factories on various color development issues
  • Create binders, organize and maintain all of the submits for all seasons
  • Manage request for bulk testing of all main body fabrics
  • Order and maintain up to date Pantone and other color standards material housed in the material library
  • Advise on achievability of colors and dye methods on specific substrates
  • Advise design on limitations for color, print and various techniques on fabrics before they are passed to mill and vendors
  • Communicate with mills and vendors to identify technical limitations on various substrates and finishes for colors, including color fastness and migration
  • Troubleshoot and challenge external parties to get the best color match
  • Coordinate all components in a single garment i.e. (multiple substrates, color blocking, trim, etc…



  • 3+ years experience in print and color development.
  • Able to advise Design on limitations for color, print and various techniques (Foil, Silicone Print) on fabrics before they are passed to Mill and Vendors. 
  • Ability to communicate and troubleshoot with mills and factories on developments.  
  • Experience utilizing the spectrophotometer/light box.
  • Proficient in color theory analysis and evaluation techniques.
  • Knowledge of the established industrial color evaluation testing procedures and practices.
  • Detail orientated with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Comprehensive understanding of color science and knowledge of how to communicate color effectively
  • Proactive, adaptable with the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have experience with fabric testing
  • Must be proficient in Outlook, Excel and Adobe Programs

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