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Textile Design Manager

Los Angeles, CA

Ruggable is seeking an experienced Manager of Textile Design to be a leader on the Textile Design Team. This role needs a creative and highly detail-oriented individual who is excellent at leading creatives, project management, and has a passion for rugs/interior design.


The ideal candidate will be skilled in design development, textiles/surface design, and CAD tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. They should be excited about design for the home and be mindful of where design & interior trends are heading.


What You’ll Do:

  • Be responsible for the high-quality execution of designs in all assigned collections, developing them so that they achieve the goals of the creative brief, and are relevant and trend-setting while upholding the aesthetic of the Ruggable brand
  • Partner with the Art Director and other leaders to develop strategy, calendars, and creative direction from product conception through final execution
  • Develop, prioritize, and project manage design timelines and milestones to ensure timely completion of all designs according to the calendar
  • Positively lead and mentor designers with regular design feedback and personal development conversations
  • Ensure your team creates cohesive and clean files in adherence with file standards and encourage innovation within the process
  • Communicate effectively with peers, designers, leaders, cross-functional and external partners: listen, ask relevant questions, share rationale and update as needed
  • Be thoughtful, self-aware, independent, proactive, open to feedback and a quick learner


What You’ll Need to Have:

Required:

Creative & Problem Solving Skills

  • Ability to approach unfamiliar situations and conceptualize a range of creative and imaginative solutions with ease, using creative skills to develop successful design results and contribute to concept development
  • Exceptional taste level/aesthetic; understanding of fashion and interior trends and how they relate to flooring in addition to upholding the elevated aesthetic and design perspective of the Ruggable brand


Technical Skills

  • High level of proficiency in Photoshop, Google Docs, MS Suite, Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strong knowledge of color theory, formulating palettes and ability to color match effectively


A High Level of Productivity

  • Consistent, proven ability to manage projects, work independently, set priorities, and handle multiple tasks in order to meet shifting priorities and achieve company goals 


Leadership Skills

  • A strong ability to lead & mentor creatives in order to improve performance and achieve professional goals
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills necessary to work both within the team and cross-functionally


Culture Contributions

Excellent teamwork, a collaborative spirit, strong organizational skills, and motivation to achieve goals


Process & Experience

  • Growing data literacy skills and ability to take a strategic approach incorporating data in the creative process
  • Proven artistic achievement & a broad-based design portfolio is a requirement
  • Four-year college degree in a related field, Textile/ Graphic Design or Fine Art is preferred or a minimum of 3+ years equivalent experience


Preferred:

  • Experience in managing and designing products with with licensed partnerships and brands in the fields of Fashion, Art, Music, or Street Culture
  • A portfolio of traditional, Persian, ornate rug or textile patterns/designs 
  • A strong interest or aptitude in-home/interior design textiles, specifically rug/carpet design 


Compensation:

  • $82,000 - $90,000 per year base salary
  • An annual bonus percentage that varies based on level of role
  • Employer matching (up to 3% of base salary) for company sponsored 401K plan


At Ruggable, we offer competitive compensation and benefits packages. Ruggable is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We proudly recruit and hire a diverse workforce and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


If you are based in California, we encourage you to read this important information for California residents linked here.


To all recruitment agencies: Ruggable does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Ruggable employees or any other company destination. Ruggable is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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