Sr Apparel Graphic Designer

Main Purpose and Major Challenges of the Role
This role is responsible to Design and Develop graphics for seasonal and smu T-shirts from concept to completion.

Role Accountabilities:

Seasonal Research

  • Extensive research is required on graphics, trims, branding and new developments to ensure brand is market leading in the Tee shirt category
  • Conduct domestic shopping and online research within the surf market and trend forward avenues
  • Identify new looks in order to evolve the brand

Development

  • Complete accurate tech packs for each style including relevant codes, colorways and artwork colorways
  • Liaise with Product Development to complete approval & salesman sample comments

Design

  • Design and develop the tee shirt product range to the Line Plan requirements
  • Design and develop all tee shirt SMU styles
  • Design to key brand values and Rip Curl culture (The Search, technology, fun, irreverence)

Calendar

  • Follow regional design timeline process
  • Work with all involved departments to ensure timely delivery of new product for range reviews, graphic reviews, sample reviews, scheduled photo shoots and range release

Qualification & Experience Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years experience in graphic design
  • The ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • Ability to work within rigid deadline parameters
  • Accurately predict fashion trends and implement in a timely fashion into range / injection developments
  • Extensive knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • A belief and understanding of the Rip Curl brand values.
  • Highly organized, with the ability to coordinate numerous concurrent projects
  • Highly tenacious in following through detail problems
  • Flexibility of working outside normal working hours.

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