Designer - Accessories - Manchester/Staffordshire Border

Designer - Accessories - Manchester/Staffordshire Border

£ dependent on Experience
REF: 10742 AA

Job Description

Designer – Accessories

We are looking to recruit a creative Designer to work in the imaginative world of character licence and fashion accessories.   Part of a busy design team, working with a multitude of licences and brands, supplying to a variety of retailers, high street and ecommerce, and mail order. 

We are open to experienced designers from apparel or from non-clothing background that have previous relevant experience developing accessories which may include: sports bags, purses, hats, gloves, sunglasses, hair accessories to mobile device accessories and gifting to dress up items.

Designer – Accessories – The Job Opportunity

  • Strong CAD design capabilities to develop a broad range of seasonal, fashion accessories and new product categories and to innovatively and commercially apply print and graphics
  • Researching trends, creating mood boards, and ideas for License Portfolio
  • Attending customer meetings and designing to customer briefs
  • Create new and innovative design, through to product development
  • Prepare design packs for factories, working closely to meet deadlines
  • Developing a knowledge of fabrics, embellishments and print techniques

Designer – Accessories – Person Specification

  • Applicants should have a degree in fashion design and/ or at least 1 year’s relevant experience.
  • Previous character/brand licence experience would be desirable
  • Excellent CAD skills, must be proficient in Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Customer knowledge of high street brands and awareness of cost
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment, working to tight deadlines, with a strong proven ability to succeed under pressure
  • Strong presentation & teamwork skills
  • Ability develop and maintain strong relationships with existing accounts/buyers
  • Hold a clean UK driving licence

CVs without accompanying relevant artwork will not be considered.

Please submit via email a CV and a covering letter in a word document format stating current salary, together with separate examples of your design work in a PDF format (max. 5MB) to –

If the e mail address is not displayed in this advert, then please contact People Marketing directly on 0115 922 3335 quoting the job reference number, and we shall supply you with the correct address.

Please note that we cannot accept files in excess of 5MB.

We regret that due to the high amount of interest that we receive for each of our vacancies, if you do not hear from one of our consultants within 5 days then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for this role.

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