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MCQ Graduate Trainee, Print/Graphics (McQ)

  • Type Job
  • Degree Bachelor
  • Location London, United KingdomLondonGB
  • Posted
  • Start date -
  • Deadline -
  • Full-time graduate scheme

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Summary

Innovative, uncompromising, romantic, provocative, upholding the power of emotion and the touch of the human hand: these are all elements that describe the fashion of the house of Alexander McQueen. The brand is synonymous with modern British couture, renowned for its strong identity and celebration of unbridled creativity. Integral to the McQueen culture is the juxtaposition between contrasting elements: femininity and masculinity, fragility and strength, tradition and modernity. Under the creative direction of Sarah Burton, the house produces critically acclaimed collections, driven by unparalleled vision and respect for craftsmanship. Burton was made Head of Design for womenswear in 2000 and was appointed Creative Director in 2010. The luxury brand was founded by Lee Alexander McQueen in 1992. Among the greatest fashion designers of his time, the legacy of his work lives on.

Job Description

Your Opportunity:

The McQ Design team are in search of a highly creative, organised and meticulous Graduate Trainee to support a close-knit Print team in producing artwork and graphics for badges and preview collections.

The role will be well suited to an ambitious individual, with previous experience working for a contemporary line, with excellent graphic sensibility and a strong understanding and awareness of the contemporary line’s creative direction.

How you will contribute:

  • Effectively interpret briefs from Senior Designer and produce technical artworks with an emphasis on Illustrator
  • Create colour ups and print placements onto product
  • Launch graphic sheets for developments
  • Undertake research as part of a team
  • Maintain the badges boards and tasks, documenting techniques and specifications
  • Prepare and maintain specs, FTS sheets and proactively manage the Print Design administration
  • Responsible for badge development through the design process
  • Act as a first line point of contact for the Print team
  • Working with Senior Designers and Merchandising team to understand customer buying trends
  • Actively contribute to design meetings
  • Maintaining and updating archives

Your Skills and Experience:

  • Strong experience in print/graphics design for a contemporary/ high end fashion brand
  • Excellent Graphic sensitivity and technical skills
  • Extensive experience of Adobe packages
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Highly organized with an ability to multitask in a time sensitive and pressurised environment
  • Clear understanding of the brand
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • The highest level of attention to detail
  • Able to travel when required
  • Excellent communication skills
  • ‘Can do’ entrepreneurial and innovative mindset

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a dynamic team with a visionary brand that offers possibilities to learn and grow. Talent development is a managerial principle at Kering and we are committed to fostering internal mobility. Our common vision promotes leadership skills and helps every employee to reach their full potential in a stimulating and fulfilling workplace environment.

Kering is committed to building a diverse workforce. We believe diversity in all its forms – gender, age, nationality, culture, religious beliefs and sexual orientation – enriches the workplace. It opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to adapt to a changing world. As an Equal Opportunity Employer we welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their background.  

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