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Textile Designer (Romo) - 12-month fixed term, Full Time, Sutton-in-Ashfield

Are you currently a Designer looking for the next step?

The founding brand of The Romo Group, Romo, are looking for an experienced Designer to join us! Renowned for its assorted library of classic and contemporary designs and versatile plains, offering a diverse style and timeless elegance enriched with a sophisticated colour palette.

You will work in collaboration with the wider team of Textile Designers to create exclusive designs that meet the ethos of the brand. Working with the Design Team, Brand Director, external suppliers, and internal departments to deliver quality fabrics and wallcoverings to be launched into the international market.

What will you do?

  • Creating original, unique, and exclusive designs for a variety of applications
  • Collaborating with colleagues focusing on colouring and design development
  • Interpreting trends appropriately for the brand
  • Checking and approving samples including liaising with the Quality Control department to organise sample testing.
  • Working proactively with all members of design, buying and production teams, supporting and developing business relationships to ensure successful results at all levels of the product journey.
  • Liaising with suppliers to provide feedback on trials and developments throughout the design and production process.
  • Visiting suppliers to assist in overseeing fabric and wallcovering production.
  • Working in collaboration with the Design Team to ensure deadlines are adhered to.
  • Proactively researching into design and colour trends
  • Attending trade shows and exhibitions when required.

Requirements:

  • Have a high achieving degree in Textile Design or equivalent qualification.
  • Experience as a Textile Designer in a commercial setting.
  • Exceptional drawing and design skills
  • Excellent sense of colour with a good understanding of printing and weaving techniques
  • A strong knowledge and previous experience of CAD
  • Good knowledge of all aspects of the commercial fabric printing and production process including digital, rotary, and flat bed
  • A sound understanding of Intellectual Property rights and all aspects of copyright related to design.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to collaborate with all members of the design team and with other relevant departments.
  • Be flexible and practical with task management and with an ability to work under pressure and within time scales.
  • Support the business for 12 months, with the possibility for the role to grow and develop.

About you:

  • Be highly creative and innovative.
  • Have the desire to succeed with a can-do attitude.
  • Be dedicated, passionate and self-motivated.
  • Have meticulous attention to detail.
  • Have the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.
  • Be able to work using own initiative as well as part of a team.
  • Be friendly and collaborative.
  • Have 2 or more years’ experience.

If you believe you have the relevant skills and would like to be considered for this role, please apply including an up-to-date CV and portfolio demonstrating your experience and interest in this role. Contact:recruitment@romo.com

Photo Shoot Coordinator and Stylist - Full Time, Sutton-in-Ashfield

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Photo Shoot Coordinator and Stylist to join our busy Design Studios.

The Romo Group is a family run business and recognised worldwide, with extensive international distribution Romo has six established brands all of which have their own unique character and style. international textile and wallcovering design house.

Working in collaboration with external stylists and photographers, liaising with Creative Directors, Design Studios, Marketing and PR you will co-ordinate all aspects of our photo shoots to present our fabric and wallcovering collections to the highest standard through various media and platforms. From instructing seamstresses and upholsterers to organising the logistics of location booking, prop hire and set build, you will ensure each photo shoot runs smoothly.

What will you do?

  • Liaising with Creative Directors, Design studios, Marketing & PR teams and working with external stylists & photographers to co-ordinate photo shoots and styling for new product launches
  • Co-ordinate all aspects of our photoshoots from instructing seamstresses and upholsterers to organising the logistics of location booking, prop hire and set build.
  • Planning & executing photo shoots in a professional and timely manner, managing budgets and timescales
  • Effective communication and conducting in person meetings with stylists to plan photoshoots, this will include setting the brief, co-ordinating dates, planning shots, arranging props, finalising furniture, discussing makes, set build etc.
  • Organising the logistics of each shoot e.g. sending call sheets, preparing packing lists, coordinating hotel bookings, planning food deliveries
  • Attending photo shoots and communicating with the photographer/ stylist on set to ensure all requirements are being met.
  • Preparing images and formats post shoot to enable image selection.
  • Co-ordinate with Marketing team to progress colour correction and retouching.
  • Prepare image credits for PR and brochure
  • Create regular content for our digital media platforms, including capturing behind the scenes imagery and styling mood boards and vignettes.
  • Using artistic skills or computer-aided design (CAD) packages to create mood boards, visuals and plans to communicate ideas.
  • Supporting internal and external product presentations / webinars– ensuring the set and any samples required are prepared.

Design & Delivery of any ad hoc projects required by the business.

  • Central point of contact for all queries relating to photoshoot.
  • Identifying opportunities for improvement and innovation

Requirements:

  • Excellent planning skills and the ability to respond to time frames and meet deadlines in an orderly manner
  • Be highly organised in managing own workload with ability to prioritise
  • Experience of photo shoots within Interiors, or a similar role
  • Excellent visualisation, presentation and communication skills
  • IT competent and preferably with skills in design software such as Photoshop
  • Able to adapt to change at short notice

About you:

  • Ability to perform under pressure and to work under own initiative as well as part of a team
  • Imaginative person with a passion for interiors and design
  • Highly creative with the ability to think laterally
  • Strong visual sense and styling skills
  • Confident and energetic individual
  • Commercially focussed
  • Highly motivated with cheerful, positive attitude
  • Proven ability to plan and deliver effectively
  • Have meticulous attention to detail

If you believe you have the relevant skills and would like to be considered for this role, please apply including an up-to-date CV and portfolio demonstrating your experience and interest in this role.Contact:recruitment@romo.com