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Organization
Job Title
Sr. Print Designer- Home
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Country
United States
Region
Northeast
Reference Number
61602
Position type
Permanent
Category
Home Fashion
Textiles
Job Function
Design - Graphic / Prints

Sr. Print Designer- Home

Founded in 1970, Urban Outfitters (www.UrbanOutfitters.com) operates more than 200 stores in the United States, Canada, and Europe, all offering an eclectic mix of merchandise.  We stock our stores with what we love, calling on our—and our customer's—interest in contemporary art, music, and fashion.  From men's & women's apparel and accessories to items for the apartment, we offer a lifestyle-specific shopping experience for the educated, urban-minded individual in the 18 to 30 year-old range—both online and in our stores as well as through our catalog.

 

 

Title

 

Senior/Designer, Print, Urban Home

 

Reports to

 

Design Director

 

Supervises

 

Assistant/Associate/Designers, Print

 

Overview

The Sr Print Designer will contribute to creating the Print trend, direction , and original artworks relative to the seasonal concepts and appropriate for the Urban customer

Our Company

 

URBAN OUTFITTERS

 

Responsibilities

  • Initiate and complete line plan requirements on a seasonal basis ensuring that the product is consistent with the market trends and business strategy
  • Research emerging trends and inspiration as they relate to the Urban Outfitters (UO) product
  • Collaborate with the Design Director to develop conceptual direction for the total product assortment
  • Contribute to sourcing artworks based upon the concept direction and budgetary guidelines
  • Design original artworks and layouts (placed, engineered, repeat, etc..) appropriate for the concept direction and iconic to the UO brand
  • Manage the Print team from the artwork development process to final approval.
  • Supervise the daily workflow and weekly deadlines of the Print team. Collaborate with the Design Coordinator and PD team to manage lead-time and ensure calendar deadlines are met.
  • Collaborate with the Design Coordinator and partners in PD on the technical execution of prints
  • Color prints according to the trends and seasonal color palettes
  • Review development samples and strike-offs for approval
  • Present samples and print developments for merchant review at Finalization Meetings
  • Develop, train, and lead the Assistant, Associate and Design level designers
  • Attend seasonal benchmark meetings as specified

 

 

Qualifications

  • Highly creative with the ability to recognize and forecast fashion and cultural trends as they relate to the UO customer
  • Technical knowledge of print and dye techniques as well as industry print manufacturing processes
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills with the ability to multitask in a fast paced environment and meet deadlines
  • Energetic team player with excellent communication skills to effectively collaborate with partners in Design, Buying, PD, and Production
  • Expert hand-painting skills and color sense
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Must have 5+ years experience in Textile Design or related field

 

 

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Textile Design

 

Location

Philadelphia, PA

 

Travel

International and domestic travel required

 

 

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