Assistant Woven Textiles Designer at Joules


Department Design

Location Market Harborough

Salary Competitive

About the role

We have a new and exciting opportunity for an Assistant Woven Textiles Designer to join our celebrated Print Design team at Joules here at our Head Office in beautiful Market Harborough, Leicestershire.

The successful candidate will be learning and developing a full understanding of the Woven design process for all genders.

Key responsibilities will include:-

  • Keeping up to date on competitor analysis.
  • Starting to create and develop some designs for your areas.
  • Preparing for all print meetings and final sign offs.
  • Learning to use PLM – our database system, so that you can prepare prints for production.

The successful candidate will have:-

  • Good Fabric knowledge, ideally in woven textile design with an understanding of yarn weights and fabric structures advantageous.
  • A good eye for detail, presentation and colour.
  • The ability to identify key trends across all genders.
  • Proficiency in a weave design software, (Texcheck, Pointcarre, Easy Weave or an alternative weave package) along with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Excellent organisation and communication skills.
  • A basic understanding of print processes.

Ideally you will be a recent graduate with a minimum of a 2:1 in a relevant subject ie Textile Design/Print Design/Print Design/Graphics Design) and you will already have basic skills in Photoshop and Illustrator.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you then please apply now as we are looking to appoint this role ASAP. Please attach a copy of your portfolio with your CV.

To apply go here

Design Assistant Position at YMC

London based brand YMC are recruiting.

We are looking for a highly passionate design graduate to assist the womenswear designer on a full-time basis. The role will require a highly organized individual with a great passion for the brand and an eagerness to learn and develop their creative Das well as their professional skills.
This is a great opportunity to enter the industry and we would hope to find a candidate to become part of the YMC “family”.

We are looking for a highly talented and organized individual to support the womenswear designer. The candidate will be responsible for:
• Work closely with womenswear designer.
• Attend fabric shows with the womenswear designer.
• Enquire about all fabrics.
• Generate style codes and page numbers for the season.
• Make season folders and update these as info changes.
• Create spec sheets for every individual style.
• Research finishing’s and trims for the garments.
• Create linesheets for the season. This includes spec drawings of all garments.
• Communicate with all factories. This includes sending them spec sheets, artwork and fit comments.
• Keep a tight eye on deadlines and chase factories or other departments if things are late.
• Get all info about garments from factories including trims, binding and lining quality.
• Set up new collection in PDM.
• Generate season swatchbook for QA.
• Assist with organizing photoshoots.
• Take pictures of every garment, including detail shots for internal purposes.
• Measure all garments.
• Attend fit meetings with QA and make a note of all changes.
• Organize work space and file everything properly so other departments have easy access to info.
• Work closely with other departments of the business when needed.

We are looking for a cultured individual with the drive to achieve, strong communication skills, an obsessive attention to detail, a hands on approach and humility to work in a small team where passion is key. The candidate must have the following attributes:
• Extremely organised.
• Fluent in English.
• High competency in Illustrator, Photoshop and Excel is a must.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• The ability to work well alone as well as in a team.
• Extremely passionate.
• Have extensive technical knowledge as well as excellent design aesthetic.
• Great research skills.
• Raw material understanding.
• Good at taking direction and eager to learn.
• “Can do” attitude and proactive.
• Have great respect and good understanding of the brand and their competitors.
• Harmonious and happy.

Please send your cover letter + CV + portfolio via the form here.

Two Textile Designer Posts at Stephen Walters & Sons Ltd

Stephen Walters are silk weavers designing and producing fabric for international luxury brands. They have built their reputation as design leaders working exclusively with fashion houses across the world.

They are recruiting for the following two positions to join their highly regarded design team:

  • Textile Designer to work within their technical design team producing designs using their jacquard software.
  • Textile Designer to work within their creative design team producing CAD representations of their jacquard designs.

The design work is extremely varied and covers a broad range of fabrics from men’s neckwear to contemporary womenswear and furnishings.

They are looking for two designers with good artistic ability and drawing skills, a sensitivity to colour, a diversity of styles and attention to detail. An understanding of CAD systems would be beneficial but not essential, as full training will be given to the successful applicant.

Their design team is currently made up of trained designers from a variety of disciplines such as print, surface pattern and weave. They would like to hear from anyone who is qualified in similar areas.

Closing date for applications 26.06.15

Please email your CV with a covering letter to
Katherine Winterton: