Join a world-class company with an innovative executive team. Christopher & Banks is a profitable and well known specialty retailer; we’ve been dressing women for over 50 years. Our mission is to design for and speak to the boomer consumer in a way no other retailer does.
If you work best in an environment of teamwork and genuine collaboration, are an optimist by nature, organized, motivated, dedicated, and are ready to help build a best in class consumer brand, this could be the job for you.
The Textile Designer will c reate, manipulate, and develop original artwork as a Textile Designer in the Women’s apparel industry. Design at an intermediate level as part of the product design process, ensuring artwork is designed to meet target customer’s profile and the business strategy for the brand.
Responsible for the design and development of artwork, ensuring that arttwork is consistent with market trends as well as business strategy.
Manage workload while meeting deadlines with minimal guidance or supervision.
Actively participate in work sessions providing recommendations regarding seasonal themes, new concepts and insight as it relates to the brand
Develop original prints, patterns, and embellished designs at the moderate to advanced level as requested by Merchants and/or Senior Designer, that must fit into the overall Trend and Color direction while maintaining the brand identity.
Prepare and attend weekly artwork reviews with merchants/trend
Responsible for creating and organizing digital color palettes based on standards provided by trend per season. Also, responsible for selecting and matching color tonals per season.
Assist with responsibilities in Design (Printer, updating, filing, etc…)
Create color ways
Strong verbal and written skills
Organizational and time management skills
Experience using CAD technology, proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, NED graphics a plus but not required
Proven artistic ability with prior design experience, portfolio required
Working knowledge of textile design: including repeats, print processes and fabrications
Experience in presentation skills to sell ideas, concepts and convince others to adopt a course of action
Experience working as part of a team with the ability to interact effectively with multiple cross functional teams
Proven artistic ability with prior design experience
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong organizational and time management skills
Team player and self starter, with the ability to follow direction of others, take constructive criticism, and perform under the pressure of a busy work schedule
Willingness to learn additional skills as the job requires