Graphic Apparel Designer – Bluenotes – Toronto, ON

Date Posted January 20, 2020
  • Department Accounting
  • Location Toronto, ON
  • Job ID 73162

Website Bluenotes

Position Description:

The Apparel Graphic Designer is responsible to conceptualize, design, and present graphic design concepts that meet the needs of our merchandise production schedule. The Apparel Graphic Designer 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. Demographic and competitive research skills are a primary function in this role.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
• Create merchandise graphics, all over prints, CADS and artwork, labels and hang tags, as assigned
• 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
• Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein

Working Conditions

• Office environment
• Travel as needed

Qualifications

• University degree or college diploma in graphic design/fashion design
• Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop is a must
• Experience designing 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 and the graphic arts as applied to fashion
• Research and analytical skills
• Ability to make deadlines and work well under pressure
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to take initiative
• Leadership, negotiation and team 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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