Career - Textile Designer

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Textile Designers will design and produce original woven, knitted or printed fabrics. They will design fashion fabrics for clothing, including jackets, shoes, socks, jeans, hats, bags and lingerie. They will design fabrics for homeware items, including chairs, carpets, bed linen and tableware and will design surface patterns for laminates, wallpaper, plastics, tiles, toys and packaging. They will make drawings of initial concepts and work with various yarns and fabrics and will make decisions about colour, structure, surface pattern, weight and yarn composition, taking into account the final use of the fabric. They will translate designs into marketable fabrics and will use computer-aided design (CAD) systems. They will inspect pre-production for colour and quality, and approve these or instruct changes to be made and will produce finished artwork, storyboards and colourways (colour tone work). They will prepare the dispatch of design specifications for production/end use and will liaise with clients, sales staff, buyers and production team, while working to deadlines. They will research and gather information about the target market.
Avg Salary
Australia  $57,223 AUD
United Kingdom  £41,000 GBP
United States of America  $55,371 USD
New Zealand  $50,232 NZD
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