Associate CAD Designer - Print and Pattern A&F Mens

Abercrombie and Fitch Co. - Columbus, OH

Full-time
Job Description

Our Design team is the driving force behind our brand’s commitment to beautiful, authentic designs and quality materials and construction. CAD Designers are responsible for creating seasonal print, pattern and embroidery work (florals, stripes, plaids, repeats, etc) for use in all product categories from concept to pre-production. With the help of the Research & Development team in the state-of-the-art Innovation and Design Center, as well as inspirational shopping trips, the Print & Pattern Designers collaborate with Design and Merchandising to keep prints and patterns fresh and ahead of the competition. Designers at Abercrombie & Fitch Co. are highly creative, passionate about the brand and customer, a strong eye for trend and color, and possess strong communication and organizational skills.

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What will you be doing?

The ability to create original pattern work. A strong illustrative hand is highly recommended
Create seasonal CAD color palettes
Research new and innovative fabrications, prints, patterns, colors and embroideries
Collaborate with the design team to generate brand appropriate artwork
Working, and reworking, pattern to achieve final print
Researching and developing existing and emerging concepts and trend as inspiration
Sketching both off and on the computer
Understands customer eye
Ability to self-manage
What will you need to bring?

4 year college degree in Textiles/Fibers or related field
2 years CAD design experience
Strong artistic sense and ability to illustrate by hand
Strong computer knowledge of Kaledo (or willingness to learn)
Strong computer skills (Illustrator, Photoshop)
Strong sense of style and color
Thorough knowledge of silhouettes, fabrication, color ways, techniques, graphics, and trim
Strong organizational, time management, communication and presentation skills

Qualifications

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Additional Information

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