The Arrivals Is Hiring A Freelance Technical Designer In New York, NY

We are seeking a freelance technical designer to support the Design and Production teams throughout the process of product development and production.
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Founded in 2014 on the Bowery by industry outsiders with a common obsession for purposeful style and products, The Arrivals is a tribute to the creators, those with the audacity to leave the comforts of the known in order to set a new standard.

FREELANCE TECHNICAL DESIGNER

ROLE:

We are seeking a freelance technical designer to support the Design and Production teams throughout the process of product development and production.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Creating development specs based on Design team direction, incorporating them into tech packs.
  • Responsible for updating tech packs with specs, graded specs, fit notes, photos and revised sketches throughout the progression of development and production ahead of milestone deadlines.
  • Supporting Design and Production throughout the fitting process: responsible for spec’ing garments prior, calling out design and technical discrepancies in fittings and problem-solving fit issues. Noting and being aware of all changes/updates and communicating all changes with cross-functional partners.
  • Identifying potential production and quality issues and making recommendations to correct while upholding design intent.
  • Working closely with Design/PD to advance technical knowledge and improve overall fit quality and grade rules to build library of blocks for evergreen styles.
  • Supplying graded specs of all styles to Site backend.
  • Helping Design to create mockups and technical sketches for construction and finishing if necessary

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 5+ years working as a Technical Designer in Mid-Level or Senior role, preferably for a contemporary brand.
  • Experience working with Outerwear (shearling, leather, puffers) and cut & sew knits. Experience working with wovens a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of garment construction, flat patterns, draping, spec’ing, and grading.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Excellent in organization and follow-up.
  • Available 30-40 hours weekly.
  • Immediate availability

To Apply: Please send your resume to jennifer@thearrivals.com, subject line Freelance Technical Designer.