The Walt Disney Company Designer, Direct to Retail - Disney Consumer Products EMEA in London, United Kingdom

We are looking for an experienced Designer to work within the UK Direct to Retail (DTR) team, in our Disney Consumer Products business.

The Designer will be supporting a DTR account; creating product inspiration and moodboards to inspire the client as well as designing to a set brief across baby, girls and ladies product areas.

Responsibilities:

  • Generate product inspiration to support key franchise strategies

  • Take product design briefs from buying departments and execute to a deadline.

  • Interact with external buying and design teams on a daily basis, using effective communication methods to maintain relationships.

  • Undertake research projects with the Product Development team to maintain an up to date knowledge of the competitive landscape, product and retail trends in the UK market via comp shops, trade shows, online research etc.

  • Support Product and Category team at regular internal and external meetings

  • Act as an ‘ambassador’ for the Disney, Marvel and Lucas brands - ensuring quality and integrity are maintained at all times.

  • Play an active part in the wider Disney Consumer Products team creative community – work and build relationships with the local and regional creative teams.

  • Create and present relevant content to support franchise roll outs.

  • Participate in strategy meetings and brainstorming sessions both internal and external.

  • Appropriately utilise the breadth and depth of the Disney, Marvel and Lucas character portfolio to support the delivery of both business strategies and targets. Maintain an excellent knowledge of the characters new and old to be able to communicate their relevance to the consumer segment, trend or product opportunity.

  • Able to create both core design solutions as well as new interpretive and trend-right styles.

  • Work closely with Product teams, Designers and Character Artists to ensure character and franchise integrity are maintained and design and art styles work are synchronised

  • Work closely with the Commercial Team to understand customer requirements & contribute in building retailer & Disney creative strategy. Experience in retail or manufacturing design practise, able to understand how buyers plan ranges and also understand the commercial applications of great product development and graphic design.

Ideally what we need:

  • BA Hons (or similar) or in a relevant discipline, eg. Product/Fashion/Graphic Design or proven relevant experience

  • Proven design commercial experience as a retailer or manufacturer or design consultancy graphic designer across Adultwear and Kidswear ESSENTIAL

  • Experience of working with retail buyers, ESSENTIAL.

  • Experience in retail or manufacturing design practise, able to understand how buyers plan ranges and also understand the commercial applications of great product development and graphic design.

  • Fluent working knowledge in Illustrator & Photoshop and creative suite packages

  • Experience as a graphic designer working with licensed character.

  • Some experience of garment design would be advantageous.

  • Able to translate new concepts into marketable, saleable products.

  • Fresh and inventive thinker.

  • Flexible skill-set (ability to work with other consumer segments if needed)

  • Excellent level of trend awareness.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and must possess a flexible communication style to suit a variety of different personalities via spoken and written methods

  • Inquisitive and striving to develop a clear understanding of the customers’ needs and design handwriting

  • Fluent spoken and written English essential. Other languages useful.

  • Energetic, enthusiastic, has a passion for doing great work and pushing creative boundaries.

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to build a career at one of the most recognisable brands worldwide

  • A fantastic team environment in which to grow and develop

  • Competitive remuneration

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to continue to build on their skills whilst gaining experience of working in a fantastic environment. If you possess the capabilities that will help us achieve our goals and you think you have what it takes to come and work for us, apply now.

Applicants must have full right to work in the UK. Any job offer will be dependent on a background and reference check.

Job ID: 471301BR

Location: London,United Kingdom

Job Posting Company: Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media