TEXTILE GRAPHIC DESIGN JOBS

I’m going to be walking you thorough different types of textile design jobs and what you’ll be spending your time doing in these jobs.
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Hi, I’m James Brown, and welcome to Pattern Designers. Hope you’re having a great day, wherever you are in the world. In this video, I’m going to be walking you thorough different types of textile design jobs and what you’ll be spending your time doing in these jobs. Be sure to stick around to the end to get that free How Much Can A Textile Designer Earn Cheat Sheet.

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Freelance textile designer or licensing artist. Okay, a freelance textile designer is someone who builds a collection of artworks and sells out the copyright to that artwork to the client. A licensing artist is someone who builds a collection of art work but licenses that artwork to the client. Both textile designers and licensing artists take on commissions from clients, the client will give them a brief and they will work to that brief to supply them with the right artwork for the specific job. So what will you be doing? You’ll spend about 30% of your time looking for work, you’ll spend about 25% producing artwork, you’ll spend about 20% doing trend research, you’ll spend about 15% answering and communicating with clients, you’ll spend about 5% on social media, and about 5% on your website.

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Full-time textile designer for a retailer. Retailers cover fashion for clothing and footwear, stationary, homewares, and furniture. As a full-time textile designer for a retailer, you’ll be working 9:00 to 5:00, five days a week, and be getting paid weekly, fortnightly, or monthly. As a full-time textile designer for a retailer, you’ll spend about 60% of your time producing artwork, 20% doing trend research, 10% in meetings, and 10% emailing suppliers.

THREE
Full-time textile designer for a textile design studio. Textile design studios specialize in producing textile graphic design for womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, stationary, and homewares. As a full-time textile designer for a textile design studio, you’ll be working 9:00 to 5:00, five days a week, and be getting paid weekly, fortnightly, or monthly. Working full-time as a textile designer for a textile design studio, you’ll spend the majority of your time, about 70%, producing artwork, 20% doing trend research, and 10% in meetings.

So now I hope you’ve got more of an insight into the different types of textile design jobs there are, and what you’ll be spending your time doing while you’re doing those jobs. You can get our free How Much Do Textile Designers Earn Cheat Sheet, the link is in the description. Like this video, leave us a comment why don’t you, and subscribe to our channel. I’ll see you in the next video, bye!

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