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Junior Designer – Homeware/Soft Furnishings/Textiles (TGN4438) – Excellent Salary & Benefits

Junior Designer – Homeware/Soft Furnishings/Textiles (TGN4438) – Excellent Salary & Benefits

  • Designers/Product Developers
  • Manchester

Location: Manchester

Type: Permanent

Industry: Homeware

Job Ref: TGN4438

The Company:
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Junior Designer to join an established and successful soft furnishings company working with leading High Street Retailers including John Lewis, Tesco & Next. You will report into the Head of Design & support the Senior Designer. You will work across private label and their own contemporary brand. The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years’ experience of working in home textiles with AVA experience. This is a 9 month maternity contract starting in October 2022.


  • 25 days per year plus statutory bank holidays
  • Finish at 3pm on a Friday
  • Casual dress code

The Role:

  • Conducting regular market research and retail analysis.
  • Maintaining our archive of market samples and creating insightful market reports for both the internal team and customers.
  • Keeping in touch with design trends in order to generate compelling trend resources of our own.
  • Working on designs for both the UK and European export markets in CAD and in hand rendering, for both bath and bedding category
  • Developing trend-driven and commercial colour palettes for relevant customers.
  • Adhering to business deadlines
  • Attending customer meetings to support the design team.
  • Working with customers and internal teams on exclusive designs to their brief and their timetable
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of new design and production techniques and textile technology
  • Dressing trade shows and showrooms in the UK and abroad
  • Liaising with our internal teams to plan photography requirements, samples required for trade shows
  • Enhancing our private label business by providing support to the UK and India design teams.
  • Capturing trends, identifying key colour developments and generating new designs for both bed linen and towels.
  • Regularly carrying out comparative shopping exercises to assess the market and maintain sample archives.
  • Other duties as required.

Skills Required:

  • Have 1-2 years’ experience of Designing Home Textiles.
  • Strong CAD skills, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.
  • AVA experience would be an advantage.
  • Educated to degree level.
  • Excellent drawing skills and a flair for using colour creatively.
  • Technical Knowledge of textile production (e.g. printing, dyeing) would be an advantage.
  • Creating strong visual presentation material & speak confidently about design concepts.
  • Ability to manage a busy workload & strong organisational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for dealing with everyone from internal teams through to customers.
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