Textile / Surface Pattern Designer for Interior Textiles in Mumbai, India

Textile / Surface Pattern Designer Wanted for Interior Textiles

I have a client (one of the largest furnishing fabric suppliers in the world – a reputable weaving mill) based in Mumbai, India – supplying many of the major brands in the UK – who is offering 2 UK designers the opportunity of a 1 year contract to work in the Design Studio at their mill from May 2017 – this can be extended as many designers do – if you like the work and they like you.

Over the last 10+ years I have sent many graduates & experienced designers to India – so you can talk to them about their experiences before you decide to take the job.  Many of them have returned to the UK and with this experience on their CV have found excellent design jobs within the industry for example for Romo, Prestigious, Zoffany, Next, Harlequin and Ashley Wilde to name just a few!

All that is required is that you have a degree in Surface Pattern, Weave, Embroidery or Print design with excellent drawing skills.

First interviews will take place in April.

The shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by my client and the chosen designer will travel out to India to join the design team at the mill at a time that is convenient for all parties in July/August 2017.

Some more info:

  • The mill produces flat weave and velvet Jacquards, sheers, appliques, embroideries & digital prints
  • They have a large English speaking design team.
  • Happy for you to use photoshop or illustrator
  • You will be working on design, colour and customer projects.
  • The company will arrange and pay for all your travelling expenses including the return flights along with the Visa and Insurance.
  • You will stay in a high quality apartment with dining, kitchen, lounge facilities. This is all paid for by the company.
  • If you have a few years experience working with Furnishing Fabric Companies your salary will be between £750 – £2000 per month in addition to the company paying for your apartment.
  • However if you are a new graduate you will be paid £650 per month – in addition to the company paying for your apartment – which will give you a very comfortable living in India.
  • You will work 6 days a week Monday – Saturday & sometimes when leading up to an exhibition you will be expected to work late into the evening to hit deadlines.
  • You will receive 1 Saturday off every month as holiday as well as any Indian religious holidays.
  • You will receive 20 days paid holiday a year.
  • The company will pay for an additional return flight to the UK – so you can spend your holiday in the UK if you wish.
  • There will be a 3 month probation period – where if they are not satisfied with your performance they can end the contract and fly you home.

Interested?  If I have not interviewed you before please email me your CV and your portfolio / images of your best work (including drawings and paintings, especially florals) to diane.harding@norfolkhouse-uk.com. Alternatively call me on 07912 379739 / 01908 410598 to discuss the position further.

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