The Jr. Graphic Apparel Designer on the ladies’ team will seasonally design and execute a specific classification that coordinates with the concept and philosophy of the Company and brand. The selected candidate must have a strong understanding of past, present and future fashion and graphic trends, and will utilize their knowledge of design concepts and market trends in order to positively affect the bottom line profit.
Essential Job Functions:
•Create and design original artwork for apparel, including all over print design, graphic art and apparel marketing designs (i.e. hangtags).
•Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and arrange layouts based on aesthetic design concepts.
•Establish full working knowledge of raw materials inherent to a specific classification.
•Establish full working knowledge of lab dip procedure, washes and finishes (if applicable).
•Research and monitor market trends domestically and internationally, evaluate the trends as they relate to the Company and assess and respond to fluctuations.
•Complete online research from a variety of sources such as forecasting sites, competitor websites and social media platforms and compile findings into trend packages to be shared with the Design and Buying departments on a monthly basis.
•Seasonally initiate collection concepts and determine key items for their categories.
•Assist in creation of design concepts and board presentations for each season.
•Evaluate other classifications objectively and provide constructive criticism and feedback.
•Work within the Bluenotes framework of Designer/Buyer partnership to be able to grow a classification.
•Mentor and work closely with other members of the Design team to ensure a cohesive product line is realized.
•Performs other duties as required.
•Post-Secondary education in Graphic Design required or Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion or Art (or equivalent experience and education).
•Must be familiar with graphic design concepts, practices, and various embellishment techniques.
•Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
•Working knowledge of graphic design software in a MAC environment
Related Work Skills:
•Must be able to work in a fast pace environment, multi-task and meet tight deadlines
•Strong creative instincts and an eye for colour, texture and pattern
•Understanding of print and repeat process an asset
•Understanding of design from a technical perspective, i.e. producing patterns, fitting garments and creating technical specifications for designs
•Understands our brand and the lifestyle associated with it
•Ability to analyze current trends, and interpret them for the Bluenotes target customer.
•Is a Self-starter, Creative thinker, and has the ability to work independently while being a strong Team player
•Strong time management and multitasking skills
•Good verbal and written communication skills
•Computer literacy with working experience in MS Office
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.