Arden CompaniesArden Companies

Associate Woven Textile Designer

LOCATION
Bingham Farms, MI

EDUCATION NEEDED
Bachelor’s Degree

DEPARTMENT
Design

EXPERIENCE NEEDED
Entry Level – Training Provided

EMPLOYMENT TYPE
Full Time, Salaried

Description

Arden Companies is America’s leading manufacturer and marketer of cushions and pillows. We have four manufacturing plants in the United States, a corporate office just north of Detroit, and offices in China and Taiwan.

We’re looking for a creative and organized individual to help us bring unique designs and performance fabrics to market.  Offering an exciting, entry level position on our Design Team with the opportunity for future growth. The candidate for this role is interested in both the creative and business sides of the design process.  A successful candidate will have strong organizational skills, a knack navigating technical systems and an interest in design.

 

The work involves

  • Creating new woven tracking numbers and entering information into PLM system
  • Creating woven development requests in NEDGraphics and in Power Point
  • Organizing woven library, yarn binders and retailer swatches
  • Email communications related to woven development, approvals/rejections, and revisions
  • Documenting all hand samples in PLM system by scanning fabric, labeling, creating initial record and updating existing records
  • Photographing all new approved yarn coupons and preparing files for uploading into PLM
  • Preparing woven samples for customer meetings: cut, finish, and label
  • Assisting with print and pattern design as needed
  • Possibility of travel to meet with customers and collaborate design direction

 

You must already have

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and ask questions to clarify a path forward (solutions oriented!)
  • An eye for design and an interest in color theory
  • Basic understanding of PowerPoint and Excel

 

We’ll teach you

  • Textile science; print manufacturing processes, patterns, colorways and repeats, etc.
  • Print and woven manufacturing processes and technology
  • NEDGraphics Textile Design software
  • Photoshop for creation of jpegs and mapping

 

Educational, Licensing, Or Special Certification Needed Educational, Licensing, Or Special Certification Needed 

  • A B.A. or B.S.; preferably in textile design, fiber development or fine art

Arden Companies is an equal opportunity employer.  Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis.  Arden Companies participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify Program to verify the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.

Please send your resume to recruiting@ardencompanies.com

Additional Arden Companies corporate information is available online at www.ardencompanies.com

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