Brief Introduction about yourself
The day-to-day responsibilities of a textile designer include:
Producing sketches, designs and samples for presentation to customers.
Making up sets of sample designs.
Liaising with clients and technical, marketing and buying staff to plan and develop designs
accurately interpreting and representing clients’ ideas.
Working out design formulae for a group of samples.
Assessing and approving completed items and production standards.
Using specialist software and computer-aided design (CAD) programs to develop a range of designs.
Experimenting with colour, fabric and texture.
Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of new design and production techniques and textile technology.
Developing new design concepts.
Ensuring that projects are completed on time.
Visiting sites and other sources of ideas for designs.
Sourcing fabrics and other materials at trade fairs, markets and antique shops.
Attending trade shows, as a delegate or as an exhibitor – this may involve representing the company with a display or stand, or appraising the work of competitors.
Keeping up to date and spotting fashion trends in fabric design by reading forecasts in trade magazines and using internet resources.
Developing a network of business contacts.
If self-employed, managing marketing and public relations, finances and business administration and maintaining websites.
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