Apparel Designer

MERIDIAN GLOBAL
Dallas, TX, USA
Posted 21 days ago
Full time

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with Development & Sales teams to drive growth and new business opportunities through creative product and design strategies.
  • Make connections with customer development teams to drive new opportunities and seasonal development dialog
  • Primary customer contact for seasonal style and art development
  • Create original designs and/or execute customer requests
  • Market research and comp shopping
  • Create trend decks
  • Attend customer meetings
  • Collaborate with the Product Development/Pre-production coordinator to ensure execution follows the development calendar
  • Create & maintain Tech Packs from development to production
  • CADs and technical design sketches
  • BOM
  • Work with freelance Technical Designers on development measurement set and final graded measurements
  • Manage Technical Design process
  • Communicate design intent to create initial base size measurements and construction
  • Create sample review documents for the development stages (proto, fit, PP) for suppliers
  • Collaborate on graded measurements specs
  • Manage Graphic Design process
  • Communicate creative intent
  • Review art files for accuracy
  • Primary point of contact for development submits from suppliers
  • Samples – proto & fit
  • Strike-offs, lab dips, trims, fabric qualities
  • Maintain digital CAD and art files
  • Participate in weekly vendor calls
  • Participate in customer meetings

Skills and Qualifications

  • College degree in apparel design
  • 5 years’ apparel design experience
  • Strong sketching and illustration skills
  • Knowledge of garment construction, fit and fabrics
  • Textile and graphic design skills a plus
  • Excellent organizational, communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • High sense of urgency and initiative
  • Expert in Illustrator, Photoshop, and Microsoft Office

5656 N. Central Expressway, Unit 404, Dallas, Texas 75206, Phone 214-634-5500

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Work Location: One location

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