What does a Senior Textile Designer do?

Textile designers plan, create, and execute the crafting of original designs and finished products from textile materials. They devise the creative concept, sketch drawings and assemble fabric samples and swatches, and oversee the production of the designs. They often work in close collaboration with other departments, including sales and production, and may formulate presentations including concept illustrations and samples. They stay informed of market trends and consumer preferences. They establish and enforce quality control standards.

Textile designers commonly have a bachelor’s degree in fashion design, textile design, or a related field, along with a background in apparel or textile design. Proficiency using design software programs is expected. In-depth knowledge of market trends and fashion concepts is helpful, as is an understanding of textile production processes.

What responsibilities are common for Senior Textile Designer jobs?
  • Assist in making color comments/approvals on print submit, strike off/bulk submit in a timely fashion.
  • Manage operations effectively through the optimization of the manufacturing processes, equipment, scheduling, and efficient supervision of personnel, in order to meet safety, quality, delivery and cost goals and objectives.
  • Ensure cells/processes have everything required for efficient starts and normal runs (people, tools, equipment, standard work, paperwork, materials).
  • Create/prepare print packages, including CAD artwork/repeats/technical print information/specific placement measurements within calendar deadlines.
  • Clearly and accurately communicate print issues/concerns/updates to cross-functional teams and overseas partners verbally and through detailed emails.
What are the typical qualifications for Senior Textile Designer jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering or material sciences.
  • Extensive costuming knowledge and experience.
  • Advanced technical illustration abilities.
  • Experience with splicing and templating.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and good manual dexterity.
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Avg. Experience5-7 years

How much does a Senior Textile Designer make?

$109,312 /yr
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Textiles Coworker
Jan 1, 2022

“It’s got good pay for a student and they worked well around my timetable while at uni.”

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Jul 18, 2020

“Some coworkers are really sweet and great to work with.”

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Specialty Print Manager
May 14, 2021

“The company truly cares about your career path and where you want to be within your role.”

Copy and Print Specialist
Jul 21, 2021

“Not really any cons except pay was low”

Copy and Print Associate
Jun 9, 2021

“Good good good good good”

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Nov 22, 2021

“not the best nor competitive pay”

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Textile Designer
Feb 12, 2021

“Good good good good good”

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Copy and Print Associate
Jun 7, 2022

“They did a great job training me and helping me understand my tasks.”

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