Being able to make brilliant design motifs and patterns is on the creative side, but being able to get those designs imprinted permanently on various types of fabrics, whether for clothing, curtains, upholstery, knits or carpets, is the technical aspect and which the Fabric Designer considers in the design. He may not be directly involved in the imprinting process but has a good understanding when a design is applicable for various fabric types.  The designs are often originals or are existing designs from original graphics, paintings or photographs and the fabric designer takes the effort to create versions for fabric imprinting.

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Julian T. Cricket

Union St., Springfield, Illinois

Phone: 413-221-7799


Looking for a position as a lead Fabric Designer in a large automotive service center

Summary of Qualification

  • 9 years of experience as a Fabric Designer in an exotic European automotive shop.

Career Experience/Job History

2001 – Present:  Fabric Designer, Celebrity Textiles

  • Consult with client and/or supervisor and/or other designers about fabric requirements
  • Work with clients in the upholstery, interior decorating and clothing companies for their specific design requirements and create the patterns which they then sell to manufacturers.
  • Create designs for cotton, artificial fur, tweed, velvet, corduroy, knit, carpets, upholstery, vinyl wall covering and scuba suit material, among others.
  • Research costs, fabric types, current styles and trends
  • Use computer-based design programs as well as free-hand sketches in designing fabric patterns
  • Gets involved in the imprinting of the design to define colour specifications


2001 – Present:  Various In-house trainings and 3rd party seminars on fabric designing

1998 – 2001: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Michigan Institute of Arts and Technology

Professional reference will be furnished upon request