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Create & Develop | Design & Development

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JUNIOR DESIGNER / PRODUCT DEVELOPER - ACTIVEWEAR

GREATER MANCHESTER

£EXCELLENT DOE

Join the team of this specialist in sports / activewear - we're working on their behalf to recruit a Junior Designer / Product Developer to focus on apparel ranges from design concept to final sign off, working with innovation to continually improve and enhance product.

As Junior Designer / Product Developer, your role responsibilities will include;-

  • Creation of first prototype specs for new design work including block assessment, creative styling and size measurements, working closely with design throughout.

  • Updating design CAD's via Illustrator.

  • Production of sample reports throughout the sealing process.

  • Working with fabric suppliers to coordinate lab dips

  • Progressing new styles from SMS to bulk production, conducting fit sessions, creating comments and finalising bulk specifications.

  • As part of the Product Team you will take part in weekly progress update reports and participation in weekly brand meetings.

  • You'll also develop solid working relationships with product factories, fabric suppliers and external stakeholders 

Apply now with your current CV and we'll tell you more.

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SLEEPWEAR DESIGNER

NW ENGLAND (LANCASHIRE / MERSEYSIDE)

£EXCELLENT DOE

Create & Develop have a design role on offer for an experienced apparel design specialist - this is a great opportunity for you if you love to design print as well as silhouette!

With this warm cultured fashion supply business you will work on major High Street contracts and stretch your creativity and ability by designing garment shape, print and graphics.

Your role will include;-

  • Working with your co Designers to create fresh directional ranges that meet with buyer brief and customer profile in line with future trends

  • Trend research via comp shop, trade shows and web based trend prediction sites

  • Using Photoshop and Illustrator in order to CAD up designs and create eye catching prints and graphics

  • Working with offshore sources in the Far East on product development

  • High profile customer meetings therefore good communication and presentation skills are a must

  • This is an exciting opportunity with a thriving specialist in their field and not to be missed!

  • Good salary negotiable dependant on experience - plus HUGE potential

 

Please apply with examples of your portfolio without delay to discover more about this genuine career opportunity.

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PRODUCT DEVELOPER
performance sportsWEAR

GREATER MANCHESTER

To £25,000 PA

As a well known purveyor of technical and performance led sports apparel and accessories and leaders within their field, this successful brand rarely open their doors to recruit. As a result of continued success and expansion, they are looking to add a mid level Product Developer to their team.

Supporting design and buying teams, your role will involve;-

  • Working as a key member of the Technical Development team you will aim to achieve and maintain the highest level of product innovation, quality and functionality, ensuring standards are always met

  • You will also work within the team to ensure critical dates and lead times are met

  • You'll develop product for your target audience within the critical path criteria, to the correct specification, packaging and delivery, ensuring all products supplied meet safety standards via testing

  • You'll also manage wearer trials to ensure product is fit for purpose and stands ahead of your competition

Apply now with your current CV and we'll tell you more about this high calibre career opportunity!

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DESIGNER - SPORT / ACTIVE & LIFESTYLE FASHION

GREATER MANCHESTER

To £40,000 PA

This mid to senior level design opportunity offers the chance to collaborate with some of the best globally renowned brands!

We are working with this highly successful fashion business to source a Designer with a proven track record in apparel design, with the focus on SPORTSWEAR, ACTIVEWEAR AND LIFESTYLE FASHION.

Creating collections with your brand signature and customer profile in mind, your role will include;-

  • Working as part of a talented design and buying team to create seasonal ranges (garment shape + apparel graphics / graphic placement) with price point and sustainability in mind

  • Trend research via comp shops, trade shows, competitor research and trend prediction sites

  • Using Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and Illustrator) to produce range CAD's and design packs for factories

  • Range launch presentations to internal and external stakeholders

  • Supplier liaison (mainly Far East)

  • You'll also have good fabric knowledge, in particular jersey / stretch

  • Experience gained within the licensed space for sport (particularly football) / fashion would be highly beneficial

 

To discover more, get in touch with your current CV and portfolio snapshot... we look forward to hearing from you!

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PRODUCT DEVELOPER 
ACTIVEWEAR

GREATER MANCHESTER

To £26,000 PA

Join the team of this specialist in activewear - we're working on their behalf to recruit a Product Developer to focus on branded apparel ranges from design concept to final sign off, working with innovation to continually improve and enhance product. 

 

As their Product Developer, your role responsibilities will include;-

 

  • Creation of first prototype specs for new design work including block assessment, creative styling and size measurements, working closely with design throughout. 

  • Updating design CAD's via Illustrator.

  • Production of sample reports throughout the sealing process.

  • Working with fabric suppliers to coordinate lab dips

  • Progressing new styles from SMS to bulk production, conducting fit sessions, creating comments and finalising bulk specifications.

  • Liaising with design and development in weekly progress update reports and participation in weekly brand meetings.

  • You'll also develop solid working relationships with product factories, fabric suppliers and external stakeholders (some overseas travel may be required)

 

Apply now with your current CV and we'll tell you more. 

 

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MENSWEAR DESIGNER
LIFESTYLE FASHION

MANCHESTER

To £30,000

A lifestyle / technical sports brand with a superb back story and heritage, an outstanding HQ and an impressive people culture - what more could you ask for as a Designer?

Focussing on their menswear lifestyle range design, from outerwear through to mid layers and basics, you'll design ranges with the needs and styling of your target consumer audience in mind.

You'll research trend and innovation across colour, materials and shape. In addition, your role as a Designer with this brand will include;-

 

  • Shop reports, trade shows and competitor analysis

  • Creation of colour palettes and mood boards in line with key territories

  • Fabric development with your sources

  • Working hand in hand with your co designers to create a cohesive range each season

  • Development trips to the Far East (when able)

  • Presentations to internal and external stakeholders

  • Working with marketing teams on launches and roll outs

 

To find out more and apply, please forward your CV, backed by a snapshot of your portfolio - we look forward to hearing from you.

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JUNIOR APPAREL DESIGNER
(with clo3d)

MERSEYSIDE

To £18,000

An excellent opportunity to join this design driven supply based fashion business - we're working on their behalf to source an Entry Level / Junior Apparel Designer with experience of CLO3D to work on multi product ranges.

 

Highly creative, ambitious and keen to progress, you will have optimum creative flair as well as having up to the minute trend interpretation ability.

 

Your role as Junior Designer will involve;-

 

  • You'll work with your co Designers to assist in the creation of the range in line with future trends

  • Trend research and interpretation, all the while with newness in mind

  • Creation of colour palettes and mood boards

  • Using CLO3D and Adobe Creative Cloud in order to CAD up designs, plan the range

  • Working with offshore sources on development

  • Work with co designers and sales to create a cohesive range season to season with regular product drops

  • This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career in design!

  • This role will suit you if you're a recent Fashion Design Graduate with working knowledge of CLO3D looking to kickstart your career with a co with sustainable values - a co who really do empower their team!

 

Get in touch with your current CV and work examples and we'll tell you more.

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DESIGNER - APPAREL & ACCESSORIES

SCOTLAND

£EXCELLENT + GREAT PROSPECTS!

We have a fantastic opportunity on offer for an imaginative Mid Level Designer who wishes to pursue a career in children focussed apparel and accessory ranges - this is a great role for you if you're currently in a childrenswear  design role (menswear and ladieswear experience will also be considered) and looking for change.

In return you'll get to expand your experience and knowledge by joining a fantastic co with a FUN work culture!

Sounds good..? Then read on and apply!

As a Designer with this thriving business, your highly creative role will involve;-

  • Working with your Head of Design to create licensed / unlicensed product ranges (garments and accessories) in line with seasonal stories and themes

  • Trend research to include colour, fabric, trim and shape including textile and functional innovation

  • Inspirational monthly comp shop trips and trade shows

  • CAD'ing up design work via Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Preparation of design packs

  • Working with Far East sources

  • Playing an active part in fit meetings and range presentations

  • A good commercial design eye, enthusiasm and knowledge of the childrenswear sector are a must

To learn more about this role, please send your cv along with examples of your work in pdf format without delay.

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DESIGNER- 
APPAREL GRAPHICS & PRINT

NW ENGLAND

To £30,000

A rare and exciting chance to join this established, design driven fashion business who seek an experienced fashion graphics / print specialist to join their design team.

 

With versatile handwriting across Womenswear and Childrenswear, you'll be working with well known High St and Supermarket customers, creating original artwork for garment decoration in the form of placement graphics, prints and embellishments for clothing.

 

In this newly created position, your role will involve;-

 

  • Working as part of a talented team of designers, you will be responsible for the creation of print and graphics in line with newness / future trends

  • Trend research via comp shop, trade shows and web

  • Using hand Illustration, Photoshop and Illustrator in order create original artwork for placement prints, repeats and logo's

  • You will understand different print techniques and be able to innovate when it comes to embellishments

  • Working closely with Far East sources to ensure your design work is produced to specification

  • Internal and external presentations

  • This is an exciting opportunity within a thriving fashion business with a professional business culture and first class ethics when it comes to production and quality

  • Experience of graphic and print design for apparel is essential

  • Excellent salary negotiable dependant on experience

  • Contact us with your current CV and portfolio (in pdf format) and we'll tell you more

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