Furniture Designer

Bed Bath & Beyond (Management & Corporate) Union, NJ
Description:

Furniture Designer

* Conceptualize and create new product designs and design improvements within time and budget

* Work closely with product managers to define product requirements

* Stay current on market and design trends including regular trend reports and presentations

* Participate in innovation planning

* Attend trade shows to represent the company and perform industry research

* Suggest and select materials, components and construction to ensure product performance

* Hold design reviews to further refine concepts and move to prototype and production phases

* Communicate regularly with overseas manufacturing teams, product managers, and sales team

* Travel to customers and Asia as needed

The candidate must be self-motivated and comfortable working in a face-paced environment independently and within a team. This person must be capable of working on several distinct projects simultaneously.

Essential Functions

This successful candidate must be a creative and inspirational thinker with a passion for developing unique and distinctive artwork with the following qualifications:

* Communicate in a clear fashion and articulate an enticing vision for print direction.

* Design and select original artwork/repeats based on seasonal trend direction

* Collaborate and interact effectively with design, product development and merchants to build and maintain productive customer service and associate work relationships

* Manage project schedules successfully within specific deadlines in a quick-turn environment

* Develop and manage an organized print archive.

* Work closely with vendors to address technical issues as they arise.

Requirements:

* Bachelor of Arts preferred, along with 5-7 years of related work experience

* In depth knowledge of CAD systems/software/printers.

* Global expertise of print and textile designs, color matching and creating colorways.

* Advanced art skills, including drawing and painting, in a variety of techniques, styles and subject matter

* Highly detail-oriented and organized

* Deadline-driven with a strong sense of priority and follow-through.