Women's Apparel Company Is Hiring A Technical Designer (NYC)

The Technical Designer is responsible for facilitating the transition of apparel styles from design concept and first prototype to a final, production ready prototype. Collaborates with design director and team, Shanghai Office/sourcing and product development team to ensure the fit, quality, delivery and business practices are achieved and upheld. Responsibilities: • Protects brand integrity through fit continuity, upholding construction standards, sizing and styling consistency.
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The Technical Designer is responsible for facilitating the transition of apparel styles from design concept and first prototype to a final, production ready prototype. Collaborates with design director and team, Shanghai Office/sourcing and product development team to ensure the fit, quality, delivery and business practices are achieved and upheld. Responsibilities: • Protects brand integrity through fit continuity, upholding construction standards, sizing and styling consistency.

The Technical Designer is responsible for facilitating the transition of apparel styles from design concept and first prototype to a final, production ready prototype. Collaborates with design director and team, Shanghai Office/sourcing and product development team to ensure the fit, quality, delivery and business practices are achieved and upheld.

Responsibilities: • Protects brand integrity through fit continuity, upholding construction standards, sizing and styling consistency. • Collaborate with business partners to gain clear direction and consensus of fit intent in order to establish the initial spec and construction detail. • Executes the sample process by generating computerized specification packages. • Manages the measuring and preparing of samples from development through production approval. • Conduct fit evaluation sessions on live models to analyze balance and proportion of fit. • Confirm compliance of garment to specifications and fit direction. Works closely with Design Director during and post fittings to continually improve skills. • Documents the fit results, delivers clear communication thru comment / specs / diagrams / photos and review of block patterns. • Follows up on e-mails from overseas office regarding comments on fit / construction / and maintain design integrity. • Ensures seasonal deadlines are met for their styles -- partners with Design Director/Production Manager to assess next steps when issues arise. • Participates in departmental and cross-functional meetings as appropriate. • Flexible to the needs of the department and handles other responsibilities and projects, as assigned. • Fosters open communication and team environment; receives constructive feedback professionally.

Requirements: • Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience • 6-8 years experience in Technical Design, namely wovens and/or knits • Knowledge of grading, construction standards and manufacturing methods • Strong verbal and written communication skills • Detail oriented, with strong organizational capabilities • Ability to problem solve • Ability to build collaborative relationships across departments and divisions • Flexible/adaptable in a fast paced environment • Strong computer knowledge (Microsoft, Adobe Applications)

Salary Commensurate with Experience. Full benefits. Send resume to Helpads400@gmail.com