The Graphic/Textile Designer will be responsible for creating original two-dimensional designs, drawings for apparel
· Amend and re-color existing prints/artwork and color ways; Resize and edit artwork as requested by the Designer.
· Translate trend and vintage inspirations into original designs, repeats, and color ways
· Research vintage resources, competitor websites, style websites, and fashion magazines for trend inspirations
· Create tech packs with detailed specifications that include printout of designs, size of repeats, material selection, special treatments, print techniques, color swatches, art placement, etc.
· Maintain design and print information in an organized electronic catalogue for easy access and reference
Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications:
· Bachelor’s degree in Graphic or Textile Design
· Must have 2-3 years of Apparel Graphic and Textile Print experience
· Must be familiar with screen printing/graphic treatment techniques and understand how graphic prints translate onto different products
· Must be proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, and related Adobe CC suite of applications
· Must have a keen eye for graphic art placement
· Must be open to constructive feedback and input
· Humble, hungry and a good team player. No egos!
WHAT WE DO
We’re one of the largest children’s clothing companies in the direct selling space and take pride in supporting our Merchandisers in their efforts to become successful entrepreneurs.
Besides providing Merchandisers with high-quality products and service, we motivate and inspire them through our weekly SmileConnect Webinars, national DDS University events, and educational conferences like SmileSummit and Celebration.
To sum it up, we are an innovative, unique, and dynamic company in the children’s clothing market that exists to create smiles and build confidence.
We create a positive impact in people’s lives by showing them how rewarding entrepreneurship can be. The opportunity for endless financial gain, and how with each happy customer, they know they’ve made a difference in someone’s life.
WE STARTED WITH GRATITUDE
DotDotSmile was founded on the principle of Gratitude. One night, Nicole was writing in her gratitude journal, reflecting on the things she was grateful for. As she wrote about all her blessings, she stopped and focused on her biggest blessing of all, her children, and how much joy they brought to her life. While she thought about them, she suddenly had an overpowering feeling to start a children’s clothing line. She wanted to design something that would not only bring happiness to her kids, but children everywhere through beautiful clothing.
The next day, with this exciting new business venture on her mind, she took a trip to LA in search of cute and unique textiles. She left LA with a car full of fabric and a heart full of passion! When she got home, she shared her vision with her husband, Jeff, who was beyond supportive and said he believed in her and trusted her intuition.
A few weeks later, Nicole taught her eldest daughter, Lucy, how to draw a smiley face. As Nicole started drawing on a piece of paper, she explained, “Circle. Dot. Dot. Smile.” Over the next few days, Lucy would walk around the house repeating, “Dot. Dot. Smile.” Then it clicked! “That's what we’ll call it! DOTDOTSMILE!”, Jeff announced. The final piece of the puzzle was found. DotDotSmile was born!
Since the beginning in 2013, gratitude has been the cornerstone of their success. To this day, Jeff is grateful for Nicole's talents, her belief in herself, her eye for fashion, and her great love for their family. Together, they are most grateful for all the customers, children, and Independent Merchandisers who believed and continue to believe in their vision and brand.
WHAT SETS US APART
DotDotSmile has always had a strong purpose: We create smiles and build confidence.
What drives us as we pursue our purpose is a set of Core Values:
We work together as a team
We face challenges with optimism
We do what we say we will do
We respect everyone
We act with honesty and integrity
We express gratitude in everything we do
We provide high-quality products and service
We innovate with creativity and constant improvement
We listen to understand and genuinely care
We work and have fun doing it
We adhere to these values, which makes DotDotSmile a strong business that every employee is proud to represent.
WHY JOIN OUR TEAM
Be Part of a Continuously Evolving Company
DotDotSmile has grown exponentially since we first launched in 2013. We started with a vision to bring smiles and confidence to little girls by designing pretty dresses. Since then, some of our other expansions include rompers, jumpers, swimsuits, and a long awaited Boys line. It won’t stop there. New on- trend collections are launching right around the corner!
There’s Opportunity for Growth
Be a part of a talented team where you will be challenged each and everyday. We move fast and we make BIG things happen. We are a quickly growing company and promote from within.
Work with Smart Cool People
Be part of a talented team of people, collaborate on exciting projects, and excel in a highly motivated environment.
At DotDotSmile we come together to learn, grow, and connect with one another. Everyone here wears many hats and we are constantly learning and working as a team.
Connections. Connections. Connections.
You will be building relationships with amazing people inside of our community.
Make a Difference
Be a part of something bigger than yourself, and join us in the impact we are making. DotDotSmile partners with charities to raise money for their various causes, and we continue to work with new ones every year.