Friday, July 24, 2015
Laura Ashley is a quintessentially British lifestyle brand founded on a rich design heritage and on the traditional values of quality and originality. We use prints and designs that evoke the alluring beauty of the English countryside, for the way you live today.
We are seeking a creative Designer to work with our Head of Design-Home, in providing the design inspiration for our Home collections. This key role is responsible for formulating and implementing Laura Ashley’s design strategy and protecting our brand handwriting across all Home product categories: Decorating, Furniture, Bedding and Accessories. This will involve working closely with Buyers and Designers as part of a team to deliver consistency and co-ordination across all categories. You will be responsible for assisting the Head of Design – Home; helping to identify seasonal trends in design, style and colour.
You will also be required to developing innovative, exciting and commercial designs for the Decorating department, that work within agreed price architecture, margins and selling prices. You will also monitor all samples through the development stage, amending where necessary and follow an agreed critical path. An important part of the role is the use of textile design software – specifically Kaledo (previously U4ia) so previous experience of using this, or similar software is an advantage.
A good knowledge and understanding of the print production process for fabric and wallpaper.
Based in South West London, there will be a requirement for occasional travel.
You must have a true empathy for the Laura Ashley brand and the creative insight to develop a commercial yet innovative collection. A design qualification is essential combined with a rounded design background in retail or supply chain.
If you wish to apply for this vacancy, please send your c.v. and a covering letter, stating your current salary & benefits package, to firstname.lastname@example.org
We regret only successful candidates will be contacted. Applications from Recruitment agencies will NOT be accepted.
Monday, July 20, 2015
Gisela Graham’s company is well known internationally as designers for Christmas, Easter and everyday home interior gifts. We’re looking for an exceptional junior to work with our talented in-house design team.We can promise an exceptionally interesting job. Our range has more than 40 different looks, which means we generate hundreds of new designs every year in a vast variety of styles.The Junior designer has responsibility for artworking and some design, photography and occasionally giving a hand with styling in the showroom and at trade fairs. The right person will have graduated with a very good art college degree and probably have some experience in the world of work. They will be fully conversant with Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop and be very adept with a camera. They may also be needed to help maintain our website, blog and our social media sites" This is a wonderful opportunity for someone to gain experience in a successful, high-profile company. And it’s proper job, not an internship! CV’s to : contact @giselagraham.co.uk