Creative Assistant – Design & Production

Creative Assistant – Design & Production

Location: Based in our studio Frome, Somerset

Hours: Part-Full Time, depending on Candidate

Salary: TBC, based off experience

Start: ASAP

A RUM FELLOW is looking for a Creative Assistant to join the team based in the design studio in Frome, Somerset. The role will be to assist the creative director Caroline Lindsell and design team across all aspects of the design and production of A RUM FELLOW collections and creative content. Applicants ideally will have proven experience within the design and production of textiles and rugs, and be familiar with the interiors market.


A RUM FELLOW is a UK design studio dedicated to artisan textiles and handcrafted rugs and emblazoned by colour and intricate pattern. It’s a balance of contemporary and heritage design realised by master craftsmen using the finest materials. Led by Caroline Lindsell and Dylan O’Shea, a partnership that fuses a desire for beautifully crafted and well-travelled design befitting a contemporary lifestyle. In the spirit of the intrepid explorers, they traverse the globe in search of the wonderful and unique.

The design studio was founded on 3 principles – Design, Quality and Integrity. Creative Director Caroline’s signature style infuses collections with layered pattern and expressive use of colour, at once sympathetic to their heritage whilst achieving a distinctive timeless aesthetic. A RUM FELLOW is committed to high ethical and sustainable practices, fabrics are produced according to fair trade principles with tight relationships with family run workshops and weaving cooperatives in Guatemala. A RUM FELLOW rugs are certified by Label Step the fair trade non-profit organisation committed to the wellbeing of weavers and workers in the handmade carpet industry and are Goodweave certified.

A RUM FELLOW is rooted in the design we love, the values we hold, and a firm belief that beautiful design can be a force for positive change.

A RUM FELLOW works within the luxury interiors market servicing trade clients in the UK and worldwide. We have a studio in Frome, Somerset, and a showroom in Notting Hill, London. We are a small dedicated team, full of ambitions.

Visit their website and Instagram for further insights.

Key Day to day Responsibilities


– Assisting the Creative Director Caroline on the design and development of textiles, rugs and all products within collection

– Resizing, recolouring design artwork for bespoke orders

– Working across visual identity of brand output

– Preparation of design presentations and mood boards (digital & physical)


– Preparing clear and detailed specification packs for suppliers across product categories

– Reviewing samples and production with a precise and technical eye for colour, technique and material

– Logging & tracking design developments and orders throughout the production pipeline

– Communication and coordination with suppliers to manage complex production schedules


– Processing orders- help pack and ship customer orders from the design studio with care to presentation

– Communicating with internal team and clients regarding production pipelines & custom designs

– Prepare any necessary documentation and delivery notes relating to orders

– Receiving and preparing shipments – checking, ironing, logging, packing products

– Stock management

– Updating website product info and imagery

Key Qualities

– Strong computer skills in Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop/InDesign are essential

– A creative person with a passion for pattern, textiles, rugs, weaving, interiors

– A precise eye for colour and technical detail is essential for this role

– Knowledge of weaving would be valued

– Excellent organisational skills

– Excellent visual presentation skills

– Personable and confident – A friendly manner with clients and suppliers on both the phone and emails.

– Candidates must be proactive, adaptable, good problem solver, and have a positive approach

– Ability to work on their own and manage their time to deliver tasks

– Excellent time management

Please Note

– This role will require you to be working from the studio in Frome, Somerset. The role may also require occasional days in the London showroom, and participation at trade shows, events

– This role can be physical at times and require lifting large rugs and fabric rolls and packing up large product items

If you’re ready to immerse yourself in the world of A RUM FELLOW and become a pivotal part of the brands success story, send your details, CV, and a brief intro to