Textile Designer (Non-Apparel/Accessories)

Hot Topic HQ - City of Industry, California - Full-time

Description

Love our aesthetic? We're looking for a Textile Designer for Non Apparel & Accessories to bring our Pop Culture designs to life through our product. This role will design original print repeats and artwork by collaborating with the Non Apparel & Accessories Design and Product Development Teams for Hot Topic & Box Lunch Merch. 

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Design original artwork for handbags and wallets – all brands
  • Produce print repeats from final artwork; editing, recoloring and matching color to pantone standards
  • Use Photoshop and Illustrator to prepare, modify, and resize artwork; collaborating with product development and design team to articulates printing and design techniques to factories.
  • Create licensed and original non licensed artworks for each delivery
  • Partner with the HT Inc DTR Apparel Art teams as needed
  • Manage Strike off/PP art approvals and comments to PD with design
  • Create and revise Art specification pages for submission to the licensor for approvals of collections
  • Create and present print concepts/moodboards in collaboration with our design team and buyers

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • Certification or education in graphic arts or illustration required.
  • 3-4 years of graphic design/illustration work experience in a wholesale/vertical business preferably in accessories, hand bags/backpacks and other non-apparel categories
  • Proficient in Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Geek knowledge a plus!
  • Experience working with Licenses a plus
  • Character art skills a plus!
  • Comprehensive knowledge of construction and all creative techniques in relation to accessories (Prints/Embroideries/Embelishments/Hardlines) 


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