Textiles Design Assistant for Childrenswear at Boden

Boden are looking for a full time Textiles Design Assistant in the Childrenswear department.

Main duties

We’re famous for our love of pattern and colour and we’re looking for an outstanding designer to join our in-house graphics team. This is an ideal opportunity for someone with a degree in fashion textiles, print or illustration – and one to two years’ industry experience in a similar role.

Fun logos are part of our Mini signature style, we’re looking for someone with excellent drawing skills and a good sense of colour who can design logos in a charming, engaging and innovative way. On the commercial side, you should have a good understanding of print and embroidery techniques and fabric types.

Skills & Experience

You’ll be competent in Illustrator, Photoshop and Microsoft Office. As well as being a good designer, you’ll also perform an important administrative role. We’re looking for an organisational whizz who can keep our files and logo boards in ship shape order. An excellent communicator, you’ll liaise with suppliers, comment on art work submissions and be able to complete 101 other tasks in the course of your duties.

If this sounds like you we’d like to hear from you. Take a good look at our brand, then send us a PDF of your portfolio, a short CV and a letter explaining why you were meant for us.

To read more about the role and apply go here 

Closing date – July 23, 2015

Featuring the work of Printed Textile student Alex Poyner

Final year Printed Textile student Alex Poyner introduces us to part of her collection.

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 For my final collection I initially looked at the different objects we carry and how these things help define us. This lead me to investigate the psychology behind collecting and hoarding; how some see litter where hoarders see treasure. I attempted to portray the clutter and order associated with hoarders and collectors through my designs, considering the placement of imagery and combining unrelated everyday objects. Artists Gavin Turk and Jason Taylor have been significant influences owing to the way they interpret everyday objects; either making them humorous or more thought provoking by taking a piece of litter and isolating it on a plinth.

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I take an experimental approach to my work, always looking for new and exciting ways of creating. I enjoy the challenge of taking an object that others’ class as litter i.e. the plastic bag and making it aesthetically pleasing, intriguing and adding value to something which previously had no value. Working across medias and integrating them into printed textiles to create depth and excitement is an integral part of my work. I hope by focusing on everyday objects I have created prints that can relate to everyone.

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Alex has already had her work showcased at the British Fashion Council portfolio day and there will be plenty more opportunities to see her finished collection at our upcoming graduate events.