Hiring embroidery digitizers as a recruiter? Consider these less-known aspects

Machine embroidery has replaced the painstaking hand designing process, and this is where embroidery digitizers come into the picture. With multiple years of experience, these professionals can use embroidery digitizing software and turn patterns into designs on garments. Whether it is hand-woven embroidery, cross-stitches, or vector drawing-based embroidery designs including letters, lines, objects, experienced embroidery digitizers can handle them all.

Are you a small enterprise trying to compete with big garment brands and fashion designers to hire embroidery digitizers? If so, interviewing, hiring the right candidate probably remains a challenge for you. Here, we are uncovering some pro-tips that can assist in choosing the best professional for the job.

  • Get a glimpse of the candidate’s personal style

A professional who is comfortable developing unique embroidery patterns, vector art, and individual niche designs like cars, architecture, and animals can prove to be an asset for the company.

Specifics, like the person’s artistic and unique style, also need critical consideration. The person must have the skills to keep the amount of stitching to a minimum while creating the right design. And this is possible only if he or she can digitize with a focus on stitch count.

The individual should be well-versed in working on backs of jackets, cap fronts, and standard left-chest logo. Also, ask if they are comfortable in handling raster files, photos, and bitmap images.

“Embroidery digitizing processes need years of experience and a high level of creativity.”


  • Familiarity with hardware and software programs

Embird Embroidery Studio, Wilcom Embroidery Studio e3, TrueSizer, Brother PE-Design Next, SewWhat-Pro, Embrilliance Essential, BuzzEdit v3, DRAWings PRO X, and Embroidery Office are some of the most appreciated embroidery software. While interviewing candidates for an embroidery digitizer position, it is advisable to ensure they are familiar with at least four of the above.

The ability to understand the functioning of machines like Tajima, Barudan, Melco EMT16X, Meistergram Pro1508, Ricoma CHT2 Series, Brother PR1055X, SWF MAS 12, HAPPY HCR3 Multi-Head, Richpeace sewing, and embroidery systems can be considered a plus point.

  • Potential to work on diverse fabrics

No doubt, professionals working on commercial embroidery projects will highlight left chest logo projects as growth drivers. There is a perception that such logos are simple to digitize. However, that’s not entirely correct because some projects involve handling finer details; including multiple colors and tiny text that needs a decorative touch in logo digitizing.

Thinking in more than two dimensions is necessary for a digitizer working on projects that involve the integration of some sort of stabilizer or backing. So, they should be comfortable producing puffy foam or sculptural embroidery besides flat fills.  Experienced digitizers who have handled various fabrics know the art very well.

  • Getting the best out of limited resources

Small and medium-sized companies face equipment-related physical limitations. Thus, the artist should be able to effectively retain the effectiveness of work while working with a limited color palette.

Consider outsourcing

Do you think your organization does not wish to hire full-time embroidery digitizers and handle equipment upgradation as well as maintenance costs? If so, outsourcing your embroidery designing work to award-winning design and development agencies like Vectors Artwork can be the best option. If you need any help in embroidery digitizing your logo, our professional digitizers are always ready to assist you. Please get in touch with us for further details at mailto:art@vectorsartwork.com