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