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Textile Artist

Job title: Textile Artist
Contract type: Full-time
Location: Culver City
Industry: Fashion
Remote: No
Salary: $70-$75k
Reference: 462609
Contact name: Zoe Huse

Job description



• Follow art direction, trend and critique from the Creative Director (CD) and Art Director (AD), with guidance from the Lead Designer (LD), completing all projects in a timely manner while adhering to assigned deadlines and department processes. 

• Conceptualize and design original surface patterns - either digitally, or by using traditional painting and sketching skills, that support the target market while ensuring quality and consistency. 

• Keep up-to-date on industry trends by shopping and researching the competitive marketplace and create inspiration and color boards. 

• Maintain a high level of aesthetic judgement and effectively translate trends into products while cohesively merchandising collections. 

• Manage design projects of varying complexities (i.e. art production style work, designing original compositions, etc.) 

• Expand upon existing artwork provided by AD/LD to build-out original production-ready designs to apply to various products and templates as assigned. 

• Responsible for all aspects of a product, including digital files and embellishment specifications, and tracking each product to final sample stage. 

• Follow product to completion with a strong sense of urgency. 

• Review samples and update documents with accurate and detailed information, and follow-up with LD regarding product comments. 

• Critical attention to detail ensuring quality and consistency as it related to each item and collection. 

• Task Assistant Designers, where appropriate, to complete projects on time and ensure their work meets the objectives. 

• Uphold highest standard of organization in personal workspace and in digital workspace/files. 

• Daily check-ins with LD/AD/CD, providing updates on progress, approval status and alerting of any foreseeable risks and manages up where necessary. 

• Follow Art Department protocol and guidelines set forth by the CD. 

• Contribute positively to the Design Team dynamic by performing all tasks with a willing attitude, strong sense of urgency, and shows dedication to the company by creatively designing into the brand aesthetic. 

• Other tasks as needed or assigned.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


• BFA or BA in Design, Illustration, Fine Arts (or related field)
• 5+ years of experience working with surface design products such as stationery, wall décor, decorative storage boxes, etc.
• Advanced proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite



• Must be a highly energetic self-starter with an entrepreneurial mind and understand the brand aesthetic and price point. 

• Extensive knowledge of MAC Operating Systems, Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite. 

• Flexibility in artistic style – able to create art from scratch with many different looks using traditional and digital techniques. 

• Skilled with home décor embellishments techniques (i.e. gold-leafing, spot color paints, etc.) 

• Strong knowledge of surface pattern repeats, composition and engineered layouts, composition and color. 

• Skilled in typography. 

• Textile Design, Packaging Design and 3D experience a plus. 

• Ability to take constructive criticism well from leadership and clients. 

• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a team. 

• Solid understanding of the marketplace and competitive set. 

• Proactively researches and shops the competitive market with an eye for identifying trend, color and whitespace. 

• Proven track record of translating trend direction into successful designs, by merchandising cohesive collections, and delivering results. 

• Capability to think critically and solve problems quickly and efficiently manage upwards and down. 

• Work on multiple projects simultaneously while paying close attention to detail. 

• Excellent organizational, analytical, written and verbal communication. 

• Team player with a positive attitude and eagerness to learn and grow.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 

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