Position Designer (Surface Design for Products - hard and soft home goods) - Freelance-to-Full Time
Location Manhattan
Starts Week of 3/12 or 3/19
Duration Ongoing / Possible Full Time
Status Freelance to Full Time
Rate DOE
Our client is a retail and homegoods store and they are searching for a Freelance Designer with Surface / Product Design Experience, specifically for hard and soft goods.

**This role will go full time for the right fit.**

The Designer will be responsible for designing graphics that will we be used on hard and soft goods including rugs, pillows, picture frames, mugs and tabletops.

In addition, you will be doing the following:
• Work with Buyers and Project Management to adhere to timeframe and cost guidelines
• Collaborate with Buyers on artwork development according to brief
• Evaluate feasibility of design ideas and develops on-target artwork solutions for each product category
• Select and manipulate stock artwork that can be applied to and manipulated across multiple product categories
• Rework, re-color or tweak existing artwork as needed
• Prepare artwork for production based on product type and according to vendor guidelines
• Ensure that artwork is on-target, attractive, cost effective

You will not be creating imagery from scratch but must be familiar with researching and modifying existing artwork from both internal libraries and stock imagery from Shutterstock.

- 2+ years of experience in product design
- Background in fashion, homegoods or retail products is PREFERRED
- Background in pattern design (or graphic design) and how they are translated to hard and soft goods is IMPORTANT.
- Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite

This is a great opportunity for a candidate who is looking to see their designs on store shelves and work in a collaborate environment with a true work/life balance.

Submit resume (and samples if applicable) to: NY31@jobalert.creativecircle.com