The role of the Print Designer is to create all print graphics for the company, including designs on clothing, swing tickets and trims. The post holder will often work alongside colleagues from within the Design team, as well as other departments, to ensure all prints meet company standards and reinforce the brand identity. Along with Buyers, the Print Designer will also research new designs and fashion trends, as well as personally seeking out new dyes and techniques. In addition, post holders who double up as a Fashion Graphic Designer within a company will usually have excellent free- hand drawing skills.
- Most employers look for individuals with relevant work experience and who can demonstrate a good knowledge of the environment, as well as skills in CAD applications and Photoshop.
- Past experience in the role of Print Designer is always beneficial; however this is not always necessary and should be confirmed before application.
- Some recruiters acknowledge that a Degree in subjects such as Graphic Design or Art can be beneficial the candidates during the selection process, although again, this is not always a necessary requirement and should be verified.
- Salaries for Print Designers can range from around £24,000 to £30,000 depending on the size and turnover of the company. Levels of experience are also an indicator.