Embroidery digitizers are in charge of operating embroidery machinery to complete projects, working from electronic documents to create art based on job requirements. They interact with other digitizers in a team setting and share important information regarding embroidery settings and characteristics. They also communicate with clients to determine specifications and other related design information.
The embroidery digitizer's main duties also include maintaining inventory, determining the size and arrangement of illustrative material and words, and creating layouts based upon available space, visual design, and production requirements for embroidery and screen printing. Embroidery digitizers also order supplies as needed, participate in work meetings to suggest changes to the digitizing process, and modify and proof existing design files for embroidery and screen print production. They report their progress to the embroidery supervisor or manager in their department.
A bachelor’s degree in graphic arts, design, or a related field is typically required for this position. In addition, previous experience in a digitizer capacity is generally required or preferred. Embroidery digitizers need to be proficient in vector art creation using different computer software packages. They should be proficient with computer design software to modify existing designs to meet organizational standards. Additionally, they must be organized, pay close attention to detail, and be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment.