Textile / Surface Pattern Designer Wanted – Bangalore, India

Textile / Surface Pattern Designer Wanted – India

We have a client (a reputable weaving mill) based in Bangalore, India – supplying many of the major brands in the UK – who is offering 1 or 2 UK designers the opportunity of a 1 year contract to work in the Design Studio at their mill from August 2018 – this can be extended as many designers do – if you like the work and they like you. 

Over the last 12+ years we 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.

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

First interviews with Diane Harding will start asap

The shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by my client at the end of July and the chosen 1 or 2 designers will travel out to India to join the design team at the mill in mid/end August – at a time that is convenient for all parties. 


Some more info:

  • The mill produces approx. 40k metres per month.
  • 10k metres embroidered fabrics
  • 30k metres jacquard, dobby and plain fabrics
  • They currently have a team of 16 designers (All of them speak excellent English)
  • They use the Ned Graphics CAD SYSTEM – Each designer has their own computer with CAD facilities
  • 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 reasonable standard 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 (10am – 7pm with one hour break) sometimes when leading up to an exhibition you will be expected to work late into the evening to hit deadlines.
  • You will receive 3rd 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 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? Please email cherish.king@norfolkhouse-uk.com with your CV and pictures of your best work including drawings and paintings (especially florals) ASAP!  If Diane Harding has interviewed you before please tell me she has and that you are interested.  Thank you. 

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Salary: £650 - £2,000 Per month

Location: Bangalore, India