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New York, New York
United States
NY Metro
Reference Number
Position type
Job Function
Design - Graphic / Prints
Design - Textiles
Materials Development
Experience level
Mid to Senior Level
Education level
Bachelor's Degree


The CAD Artist will have a creative outlook and be responsible for the design and production of original art, recolorizations, and repeats for seasonal pattern and print development.

Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Work with Design/ Conceptual teams to review pattern color trend direction and interpret into artwork appropriate for brand
  • Creating prints through original work or importing purchased files, cleaning and placing prints into production size repeats
  • Releasing artwork to vendors for development with clear and concise information for production
  • Responsible for creating original artwork, consisting of color and texture, that is technically ready for design production as well as for visual presentations
  • Translate pattern and color trend direction and interpret into artwork appropriate for the brand and client
  • Create technical breakdown of all pattern layout and plaid specifications for design as communication tool for vendor fabric development
  • Develop pattern repeats and produce alternate color ways for developed prints and plaids
  • Provide production ready artwork, in both print and electronic format, for internal and external partners
  • Collaborate with Design on the visualization, presentation, and communication of pattern concepts through CAD artwork
  • Coordinate with Technology team to ensure appropriate equipment needs and maintenance for department
  • Maintain library of seasonal patterns and prints
  • Organizing and prioritizing multiple projects to meet established deadlines.
  • Matching color standards to printed output from high-end color copier and Epson 4880 wide format printers.
  • Must keep current and updated with color, fabric, and fashion trends applicable to target market products
  • Scans and cleans up prints to assist vendors on executing to proper number of screens. Executes color separations.
  • Research and share CAD methods to achieve desired knit and woven aesthetics, painterly techniques and accurate construction qualities
  • Research and share current trends, colors, styles and design technologies via shopping trips, studio visits, courses.

Position Requirements

  • BA Degree in Design or Textile Design
  • 5+ years experience in Textile Design with strong sense of textile development process from conceptualization to finished design
  • Knowledge of repeat patterns, textile printing, yarn dye reproduction
  • Experience with a range of textile media
  • Strong sense of color for the creation of color ways and the ability to match colors accurately
  • Experience with CAD systems (Ned Graphics, Kaledo) a must
  • Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator & PhotoShop required
  • Strong organizational, time management and communication skills
  • Strong creative ability
  • Self-starter, can work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high volume environment.