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Date: Apr 11, 2017

Location: Brooklyn, NY, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: WE-7630
Area of Interest: Product Development - Design
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: West Elm
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

Who we are

Born in Brooklyn. At home in the world. west elm has been helping customers express their personal style at home since the launch of our first catalog in 2002. Our home base is nestled down under the Manhattan Bridge in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, right above our flagship store. We are a dynamic, fast-paced brand with an exciting growth strategy. We value imagination, diversity and giving people the opportunity to explore, grow and shape our future. We look for innovative, smart and hard-working individuals who enjoy creative thinking and ingenuity. Help us carry out our mission of being a source of inspiration to our customers, creating a global community and tirelessly seeking ways to evolve our brand.

Essential Functions

* Paint/create original artwork based on seasonal concepts
* Participate in design meetings to share concepts and present individual ideas
* Develop original and bought artworks into design sketches and create artwork in repeat and colorways in specific category (bedding, pillows, throw, etc.)
* Provide all visuals and assemble presentation boards for all milestone meetings displaying product designs
* Create CAD packages that include artwork, repeats, and colorways
* Work closely with Tech Design, Sourcing, and Merchandising to review all product and development details from development to production
* Create product in PLM and provide all development details
* Attend weekly PD cross-functional meetings and maintain all product and design updates
* Organize and maintain regularly the development files, artwork library, fabric library, seasonal color palettes

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

You...

* Are able to work collaboratively in a group as well as be a self-starter
* Have an innate willingness to dig in and contribute to the team and business goals.
* Display excellent communication and organizational skills.
* Have an advanced knowledge of print, pattern, color and repeats and love to paint and create new things.
* Are motivated and self-driven, think innovatively, are willing to take risks, and pride yourself on your work and attention to detail
* Are flexible in their design aesthetic and be able to develop a variety of print design styles, graphic patterns, painterly and textural looks.

Required Skills and Experience:

* Degree in textile design or surface design
* Experience in textile product design - advanced knowledge of textile CAD design, textile print design, repeat and color.
* Experience in product development
* Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
* Proficient in NedGraphics a huge plus, knowledge of PLM a plus
* Ability to paint in multiple mediums

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


Nearest Major Market: Brooklyn
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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