Softlines Designer, Disney Store

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Job description

An opportunity to join our hugely talented and successful Disney Consumer Products design team in Hammersmith, working exclusively on Disney Store softlines. This is a permanent, office -based position.
More details about the role:
Enhance and grow the Disney Store softlines business through outstanding trend and consumer-right commercial, creative solutions, keeping our character equity and storytelling front of mind, helping to build the softlines business and increase visibility overall of the wider Disney Brand.
Design:

  • Working with the Design Manager, develop creative assets that will enable growth for relevant Disney franchises from conception through to artwork development and distribution

  • Deliverables include; trend research, initial concepts through to final artworked style guides, including patterns/borders, graphics/identity, icons, placement designs, imagery, compelling product visuals, copywriting, NPD pitches to new partners and dedicated Core category toolkits

  • Work closely with other consumer segment and product design teams to ensure creative alignment and support on wider projects

  • Ensure all assets are creatively and technically correct before approval by Design Manager and other key stakeholders

  • Lead contribution to developing trend boards and new ideas (Ideation) that can add innovation and freshness into future projects, with a view to building on existing strategies

  • Maintain full compliance with corporate guidelines and delivering a commitment to producing work, which ensures character and design consistency and integrity

Communication:

  • Build good relationships among the wider creative community, maximising their specialist knowledge in order to create fresh and relevant designs

Other:

  • Attend trade shows to broaden understanding of the EMEA marketplace seeking out ideas and new creative solutions in order to understand the business better

  • Contribute to brainstorming sessions with the internal or external teams

  • Provide relevant creative support, e.g. downloading, backing up, archiving, creating digital presentations as required

  • Able to create both core design solutions as well as new interpretive and trend-right styles

  • Work closely with Product teams, Designers and Artists to ensure character and franchise integrity are maintained and design and art styles work are synchronised

  • Work closely with Design Manager and TDSE Buying team to ensure projects are planned effectively to meet deadlines on time and kept within budgets

  • Ensure that the agreed projects are successfully executed within budget and on time

The successful candidate will have:

  • BA Hons (or similar) in a relevant discipline, eg. Product/Fashion/Print Design or proven design commercial experience in relatable categories especially fashion and/or product design role at a licensee, retail head office or like supplier

  • Experience in retail or manufacturing design practise, able to understand how buyers plan ranges and also understand the commercial applications of great product development and graphic design

  • Experience of designing programs for licensed products, useful

  • Some experience of designing for kids apparel within a European market, useful

  • Able to personally create all new graphic design assets from scratch

  • Able to translate new concepts into marketable, saleable products

  • Fresh and inventive thinker

  • Flexible skill-set with ability to work with other consumer segments as needed

  • Good level of trend awareness

  • Understands and applies colour theory and usage

  • Fluent working knowledge in Illustrator & Photoshop and creative suite packages

  • Good understanding of all elements of design: illustration, pattern, page layout, colour, product design, trends


Please note all of our UK based roles require you to have the existing right to work in place.

Requirements

See description

Job type
Fulltime job
Location
Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
Department
Other
Starting in
As soon as possible

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