Design Assistant/Artworker - Accessorize Print

Ref: MON09879
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Department: Design
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: 19/08/2018

Looking to join a global retailer who values people?  Then look no further.  We are committed to developing our people, offering key training courses and promotion opportunities. We have issued over £250K worth of grants to our Charity partners, through our Monsoon Accessorize Trust. The Trust allows us to support 19 projects currently and “give back to the communities we trade in”. We are a strong brand with many talented people in the business, along with a loyal customer base who knows our heritage.  We put people first and pride ourselves in attracting, developing, retaining and inspiring our talent.

Are you a skilled Design Assistant or Graduate with Art working skills and great attention to detail?  We have an exciting opportunity to join our busy Design team, working on the Monsoon Accessorize brands globally. This role will be supporting the day to day operation of the Print Design department. Responsible for art working through CAD design and sampling original and innovative prints for ranges in line with the Accessorize handwriting and business objectives. 

What will you do as a Design Assistant – Print?

  • Produce CAD artworks to support range development for Accessorize brand
  • Responsible for getting print designs factory ready which include putting designs into repeat, colour matching, cleaning up artworks and sending out to factories with all technical information
  • Produce and artwork embroidery design and placements
  • Support department on colour management for the brand
  • Assist in producing unique, innovative designs
  • Assist in compiling strong reference material, including researching and compiling mood boards and colour palettes seasonally
  • Collaborate with brand design team to assist/produce print designs to contribute to the overall design brief
  • Developing an awareness of costs and pricing architecture by having a good understanding of print and embroidery techniques

What will you need to succeed as a Design Assistant – Print?

  • Design Assistant with creative and technical ability to design print artworks ready for factory use
  • Fashion, textile, print surface design or illustration qualification, ideally with a retail placement
  • Excellent CAD skills essential / Drawing & Painting skills
  • Ideally have Typography skills
  • An understanding of buying, merchandising, design and technical functions
  • Strong awareness of colour, shape and print design
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and ability to work under own initiative

What are we like to work for?

If you're ambitious, Monsoon Accessorize is a great place to be.  We're still growing which means there are more opportunities than ever before.  We're also committed to developing our talent.  Last year we made numerous promotions across the company. This year promises to be no exception.  You will enjoy a fantastic benefits package which includes an amazing discount across our brands, up to 23 days holiday, performance related discretionary bonus, pension, life assurance and an interest free season ticket card loan.  We also provide a great range of Voluntary benefits with external companies that you can take advantage of such as discounts on gym memberships and theatre shows, tailor made dentist plans and the opportunity to ride a tax free bike to work to name a few!

If you feel you have the potential to become a Design Assistant we would love to hear from you.

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