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Sr. CAD Designer, Women's Prints

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Sr. CAD Designer, Women’s Prints
Start Date: April 24, 2017
Contract Length: 5 months (Through September 29, 2017)


** A Fortune 500 fashion company is looking for an exceptional Sr. CAD Designer for their Women’s Print team **

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Responsible for the creation of new and on-brand signature patterns for multiple categories across divisions and for usage across all genders
• Works with Print Director to initiate concepts each season that are fashion driven and reflective of creative vision for brand
• Actively researches current trends in color, textiles, and styles to support print design and color direction for the season
• Responsible for communicating and creating visual boards in order to convey print trends and key messages for each season to leadership and design teams
• Research, develop and present original print ideas for print and pattern to design and other cross functional teams
• Partners with Director of Print to build out initial print and color assortment into their category focuses and also POV Print Boards for each season
• May provide direction and guidance to lower level CAD Textile Designers as needed
• Responsible for preparations of visual displays for seasonal presentation
• Fully responsible for creating and maintaining seasonal digital color palettes
• Fully responsible for developing and maintaining an organized project identification system
• Responsible for data backups and computer/file storage to include creating and maintaining current seasonal directories on the network
• Works closely with design team and outside vendors to address technical issues as they arise
• May identify opportunities for increasing workflow efficiencies
• Performs departmental maintenance (daily upkeep of prints, ordering supplies as needed)

REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelor’s degree
• 5 – 7 years of experience as a Computer Aided Designer
• Strong knowledge of historical art and textile influences and terminology
• Expert knowledge of CAD systems/software/printers
• Must be able to hand render artwork
• Expert understanding of print design and application into apparel end-use, and creating high level assortments with strong color and under minimal supervision
• Strong organizational, time management, and communication skills
• Knowledge of copyright registration and trademark infringement laws in regards to designing original art and utilizing purchased artwork for apparel manufacturing
• Awareness of product development from conceptualization to finished design for textiles

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