Textile Designer: Visa sponsorship

  • Full Time
  • UK


Job Description:

The day-to-day responsibilities of a textile designer include:

  • producing sketches, designs and samples for presentation to customers
  • making up sets of sample designs
  • liaising with clients and technical, marketing and buying staff to plan and develop designs
  • accurately interpreting and representing clients’ ideas
  • working out design formulae for a group of samples
  • assessing and approving completed items and production standards
  • working independently if self-employed, or liaising closely with colleagues as part of a small team
  • using specialist software and computer-aided design (CAD) programs to develop a range of designs
  • experimenting with colour, fabric and texture
  • maintaining up-to-date knowledge of new design and production techniques and textile technology
  • developing new design concepts
  • ensuring that projects are completed on time
  • visiting sites and other sources of ideas for designs
  • sourcing fabrics and other materials at trade fairs, markets and antique shops
  • attending trade shows, as a delegate or as an exhibitor – this may involve representing the company with a display or stand, or appraising the work of competitors
  • keeping up to date and spotting fashion trends in fabric design by reading forecasts in trade magazines and using internet resources
  • developing a network of business contacts


A degree in one of the following areas may help your work as a textile designer, whether employed or self-employed:

  • art and design
  • fashion
  • knitwear
  • surface design
  • textiles.


You’ll need to show:

  • creative flair and artistic ability
  • a good eye for colour, texture, fabrics and patterns
  • excellent attention to detail
  • an interest in fashion and textiles, and an understanding of trends and materials
  • understanding and experience of using different textile processes and techniques
  • design skills and the ability to use computer-aided design (CAD) packages
  • good communication and teamworking skills
  • ability to work to deadlines and a budget
  • marketing, administrative and business skills – especially if you’re self-employed

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: £29,000.00-£40,780.00 per year


  • Casual dress
  • Employee discount
  • Language training provided
  • UK visa sponsorship

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • English not required


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Commission pay
  • Loyalty bonus
  • Yearly bonus

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Staines-upon-Thames, TW19 7AH

Application deadline: 26/06/2024
Reference ID: TXD-at-05

To apply for this job please visit www.glassdoor.co.uk.