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Graphic Designer - Boyswear

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Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: VIC Metro
Categories: Design - Merchandise

The Role

Identify, interpret and implement global print and pattern trends to work collaboratively with apparel designers and apparel merchandise teams to grow sales through great looking everyday product for a relaxed lifestyle, articulated through effective communication (visual and verbal).

Create commercial, customer focused, coordinated graphics, applied to product ranges that best reflects Kmart’s ‘handwriting’ to grow incremental sales. This is executed through collaboration with your fellow designer, tasteful aesthetics and eye for trend.

Work collaboratively Australia designer and KAS design to generate commercial artwork for mass production

Key Responsibilities

Trend forecasting

  • Identify, interpret and implement graphic trends using global trends and markets to add value through graphic design and sales in line with Kmart ‘handwriting.’
  • Visually articulate and effectively communicate the graphic direction for the season.
  • Present graphic trend forecast effectively to a target audience including evidence to support this trend.
  • Maintain strong aesthetic taste and have an eye for the next commercial volume graphic trend/direction/style.


  • Have the ability to interpret range architecture to create commercial, customer focused, co-ordinated artwork across ranges that best reflect Kmart’s handwriting and taste level.
  • Brief and provide support for overseas graphic designers and ensure coordination for commercial graphic outcomes.

Product development

  • Create desirable graphics to be applied to products - in line with Kmart’s ‘handwriting’ that are unique to the external market.
  • A thorough understanding of product materials and construction.
  • Ability to work confidently, and autonomously with key stakeholders in merchandise and design/ including KAS design.
  • Develop commercial product within cost - fit for purpose.
  • Create accurate production art to deliver desirable samples and ultimately customer on floor experience.
  • Effective time management of workload and ability to plan and prioritise with O/S team to effectively create volume ranges – one handwriting.

Print and pattern

  • Identify, interpret and implement global print and pattern trends.
  • Develop commercial, customer focussed print and pattern that best reflects Kmart’s handwriting and taste level.
  • Create desirable print and pattern that is in line with Kmart’s ‘handwriting’ and unique to the external market.
  • Create accurate and effective production art which delivers desirable print and pattern.
  • Collaborate with KAS design to generate commercial artwork for mass production giving regular feedback and direction.
  • Ensure coordination -  one handwriting


  • Adhere to Kmart’s Intellectual property requirements and processes.
  • Create products that are family friendly and in line with Kmart’s values.
  • Accurate and timely adherence to critical path and production processes

About You

Traits / Abilities:

  • Highly proficient in illustrator and photoshop
  • Ability to create accurate graphic art
  • Transferable skills with ability to adapt to product types (shape, material, application etc)
  • High level of aesthetic taste displayed in relation to colour, composition, materials, coordination and execution.
  • Ability to develop product that is appealing to the target customer.
  • Previous experience building relationships with key stakeholders
  • Good level of influencing skills with merchandise, designer and KAS designer.
  • Able to interpret graphic requirements and delegate and mange artwork production with O/S team
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks

Technical Skills required:

  • Graphic Design, Surface Pattern,  Illustration design degree or similar.

Work Experience:

  • 2 + years experience as a Graphic Designer in apparel design including garment drawings, textile yardages and placements.
  • Experience in apparel graphic design for menswear, womenswear or childrenswear is preferable

About Kmart

With more than 300 stores and employing over 44,000 people, Kmart is proud to be one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest and most successful retailers.

Serving the needs of Australian families is at the core of who we are as a business, that’s why we are driven to be the place customers rely on for low prices and making every day living brighter.

At Kmart we aim to ensure our teams reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate. 


You’ll be joining a dynamic team with a fantastic culture where diversity is openly celebrated, and you’ll be challenged and supported to achieve personal and business goals. Expect a work environment that is highly collaborative, fast-paced, inclusive, and progressive - with no two days the same! Our values – Think Customer, Take Care, Live Integrity, Grow Together and Reach Higher will resonate with you deeply and you’ll enjoy being part of a growing, iconic Australian business that has a fantastic culture that is non-hierarchical, diverse and inclusive.

Due to the nature of your position, this offer of employment is conditional upon you completing a satisfactory police check. We will let you know if your police check returns an unsatisfactory result, in which case this offer of employment will lapse.

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