Job Details

Job title

Print Designer, Mary Katrantzou

Location

London, United Kingdom

Level

Executive / Coordinator

Function

Design (Garments & Accessories)

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

Job Purpose:

• To formulate design concepts 

• To research, develop & interpret new and exciting artworks that are commercially viable and meet company standards.

• To engineer artworks for process during both sampling and production

Tasks:

• Research and maintain knowledge of relevant brands to determine market trends.

• Create original artworks, both placements and repeat 

• Develop seasonal print and garment visuals for use by design teams and to aid commercial sales

• Render artwork specific to the brands aesthetic

• Re-work artworks, putting into repeat and re-colouring.

• Develop artworks for textile development such as lace, jacquard and embroidery

• Liaise with designers, technicians and production team to produce commercially viable designs that meets company requirements

• Colour and print matching

• Engineer sampling print files for garment prototypes

• Produce and organise factory cutting guides for seasonal sampling and production

• Colour match all print files to the seasonal pallet, from the printer to the customer

• Ensuring all artworks are suitable for process and nominated mills

• Consult technical and fabric teams to ensure all production print files are accurate and delivered on time, suggesting solutions to any problems and ensuring all printed products meet company standards

• Ensure all design work and production is archived in line with department procedure

• Work to departmental and company wide deadlines

The Ideal Candidate

• An understanding of digital printing, surface textiles and complex garment construction

• Highly competent user of Adobe software and other relevant CAD packages

• Tenacious, assertive and determined attitude with excellent attention to detail

• Good communication and problem solving skills

• Interest, enthusiasm and for fashion

• Dedicated, hard working and committed person willing to invest long term

Questions from Mary Katrantzou

  1. Do you have excellent Photoshop and Illustrator skills?

About Us

London based luxury brand Mary Katrantzou was launched in 2008 and is widely acknowledged to have pioneered the digital print revolution, building a distinctive visual language that has grown to define textile innovation, digital craftsmanship and an affinity to feminine and architectural silhouettes. Katrantzou's thematic collections are inspired by art and the cultural significance of design. They rely on textile innovation and precision engineering of form and texture to create desirable and immediately recognizable collections.

Mary Katrantzou studied at Rhode Island School of Design before transferring to Central Saint Martins to complete a BA in Textile Design. She then went on to graduate from Central Saint Martins with a distinction in MA fashion, which in turn led to the launch of the eponymous Label in October 2008.

Since its inception, Mary Katrantzou has grown its brand offering to women's ready-to-wear, a leather goods collection, jewellery and footwear. Mary Katrantzou shows four collections annually and having launched its first Pre-Fall collection in 2014. The brand is now distributed in over 56 countries and has launched its own ecommerce platform, www.marykatrantzou.com.