Urban Outfitters

Homeware Surface Pattern Designer / Artworker

Job Added: 30 July 2019
Applications Close: 29 August 2019
Level: Junior
Contract: Freelance
Based: London
Salary: Undisclosed
Twitter: @urban

Junior Homeware Surface Pattern Designer / Artworker

REPORTS TO: Buying Manager Home

JOB PURPOSE
The main objective of this role is designing surface patterns, included printed textiles, that could work across multiple homeware categories.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Designing products which exceed the Urban Outfitters customers’ expectations of the brand, whilst remaining commercial in approach.
• Designing products with an awareness of price architecture, margins and selling prices.
• Working closely with the WW / MW design team to create colour palettes and trends for the coming seasons.
• Working closely with the buying team to design concept and trend boards.
• Working with the buying team to define the collections and to produce them to reflect the Urban Outfitters concept whilst ensuring commerciality remains.
• Working with your buyer with exceptional sourcing skills across all needs of your product.
• Keeping abreast of current season sales and create fast-react product in season to meet demands.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
• Need for versatility/ability to flex their handwriting according to the brief - be it illustration or graphics or typography etc - to cover a diverse mix of product.
• The understanding of Urban as a trend maker and leader with the know how to take it to the next level.
• Portfolio should be very directional and demonstrate an ability to think outside the box.
• Be very detailed from concept stage through to specs and final designs.
• Creativity and style.
• Proven track record of delivering in season designs.
• Proven ability of managing internal relationships and communications.
• Ability to perform under pressure.
• Excellent commercial acumen with the ability to identify new opportunities with exceptional communication and presentation skills at all levels.
• Proficient in CAD – Illustrator/Photoshop skills.
• Understanding of AI files and sending physical artwork to suppliers in line with substrate suitability.
• Need to be experienced working with a global supply base
• A confident communicator, you will be very well organized.
• Passion and enthusiasm for the brand with vision to support the design team to push the brand

How to apply

Please send over your Portfolio, CV and day rate to [email protected]