Fashion Trend Forecaster – Bluenotes – Toronto

Date Posted February 5, 2020
  • Department Accounting
  • Location Toronto, ON
  • Job ID 73864

Website Bluenotes

Position Description

The Fashion Trend Forecaster is responsible to conceptualize, design, and present graphic design concepts that meet the needs of our merchandise production schedule. The Fashion Trend Forecaster will find the most effective way to develop fresh concepts and for print, using a variety of methods such as colour, type, illustration, photography, animation, and various print and layout techniques. In addition, as a Fashion Trend Forecaster, you will have the unique ability to spot fast fashion trends and to predict which way the wind will blow when it comes to what’s soon to be hot, what will stay hot, and what’s not. Fast fashion trend forecaster use research techniques and fashion industry knowledge to make predictions about colors, forms, patterns, shapes, and even fabrics.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
• Create merchandise graphics, styles and artwork, labels and hang tags, as assigned
• Develop seasonal product assortments
• Emulate current trends for our target market as directed
• Work closely with the buyers, supporting, development, and trend identification
• Present projects to the team and adjust designs according to feedback
• Prepare artwork for production, ensuring all information is accurate and standards are provided
• Revise artwork accordingly should any difficulties arise during production
• Prioritize effectively to balance multiple projects within tight deadlines
• Assist in creating a graphic design resource for the department
• Forecast trends as well as conducts independent research
• Conduct store visits and competition reports
• Maintain technical knowledge of necessary programs
• Assist in graphic approvals where applicable
• Use of subscription based services to help predict trends
• Research cultural, economic, world trade and celebrity style trends
• Maintain and expand relationships with contacts in the industry
• Present research to the buyer for quick turnaround
• Provide creative directional support to designers
• Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein

 

Working Conditions

• Office environment
• Travel as needed (30-40% North America, Europe, Korea)

 

Qualifications

• University degree or college diploma in graphic design
• Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop is a must
• Experience designing and trend forecasting for a junior target market is an asset
• Experience with the preparation of print files for production is an asset
• Previous experience with fashion and/or screen-printing is an asset

 

Related Work Skills

• Interest in fashion trends and the graphic arts as applied to fashion
• Thorough knowledge and research and analytical skills within the fashion industry
• Ability to make deadlines and work well under pressure
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to take initiative, be creative and imaginative to think outside the box
• Networking, negotiation and relationship building skills
• Effective time management and multitasking skills
• Proficient on MAC and PC
• Adobe Illustrator CS +, Adobe Photoshop CS +, Adobe InDesign skills, Acrobat 6 proficient

 

We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Bluenotes is an equal opportunity employer. If chosen to participate in the selection process, accommodations are available upon request. We will consult with the applicant to provide or arrange suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account the applicant’s accessibility needs.

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