Apparel Designer II (On-Site Work Only) *NO GRAPHIC DESIGN APPLICANTS*

TLF Apparel
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Posted 14 days ago
Full time

Job Description

As TLF’s Apparel Designer II will be responsible for providing the skills needed to deliver innovative designs using premium textiles engineered with exceptional fit, construction, functionality, and quality. This position will work within the Innovation & Design Department collaborating with the design team while also working independently to execute on styles, collections, and capsules. You will be expected to adhere to a rigid T&A/critical path calendar and be responsible for all aspects of conceptualization to commercialization to bring a product to the market. This position will continually research our target demographic, competitive landscape, and industry trends to provide brand-relevant product direction and designs.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Including But Not Limited To The Below):

  • Design with a high level of attention to detail utilizing high quality and innovative designs and patterns, fabrics, trims, appliques, and on-trend styles and colors, supported with CAD’s and 3-D renderings for each style using Adobe Illustrator, Browzwear, CLO3D, Optitiex, or similar software)
  • Design apparel that is unique and upholds the TLF culture and brand
  • Conduct market research and trend analysis to identify emerging style trends, trims and textiles, and technologies to provide design inspiration and present these findings to internal teams, focus groups, and executive leadership
  • Create 2-D and 3-D CADS illustrating collection theme, style strategy and story, product design, features, functionality, benefits, details, trims, colors, and fabric selections, with supporting research and samples
  • Design and develop styles for specific product classifications, categories, and genders from initial concept through pre and post-production to achieve accurate delivery while establishing superior quality, fit, functionality, aesthetic, and construction
  • Provide highly detailed and accurate tech packs with exceptional attention to detail for product specs, fit, fabrication/construction, patterns, aesthetic, and logo placement to our vendors
  • Create one-of-a-kind print designs in photoshop for all printed garments
  • Manage and track all designs, tech packs, samples, wear test and fit session data
  • Work with production and sourcing dept to ensure all products adhere to company target margins and ensure all deadlines are met and adhere to the T&A/critical path calendar
  • Develop styles that meet our high standards and provide TLF “WOW” factor to each and every customer
  • Lead fit sessions proposing alternative methods of construction or components
  • Work with Innovation & Design (I&D) and Marketing Team to ensure the marketability of your styles
  • Monitor and track the status of all development, sampling, pre-production, ad samples, TOPs, and final production
QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS / REQUIREMENTS:
  • Mandatory Bachelors degree in apparel design, or an equivalent field
  • Mandatory 7+ years’ work experience in men’s and/or women’s apparel design (recent design portfolio submission is required)
  • Mandatory 4+ years’ work experience in men’s and/or women’s technical design (recent design portfolio submission is required)
  • Mandatory 2+ years’ of recent work experience in men’s and/or women’s athletic / fitness apparel design (2 years of this specific experience must have occurred within the last 4 years, recent design portfolio submission is required)
  • Highly proficient in adobe illustrator, photoshop, and 3-D CAD software for product design (Browzwear, CLO3D, Optitiex, or similar 3D software)
  • Highly proficient in technical design software (i.e. Techpacker) for creating tech packs (or similar technical design software)
  • Experience with knits and seamless design and manufacturing
  • Experience in communicating technical product specifications
  • Experience in cut and sew fabrication and construction process
  • Experience performing fit sessions and troubleshooting to resolve garment or fit issues
  • Ability to research and resolve construction, fit, and/or quality issues
  • Proven ability to consistently deliver creative, compelling designs resulting in on trend marketable and sellable styles
  • Highly organized with strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent presentation skills with strong verbal communication abilities (ability to present styles, collections, capsule drops to large focus groups or executive and management teams)
  • Ability to take constructive criticism in a positive manner and apply suggestions
  • Highly proficient in trend research and forecasting (i.e. styles, fabrics, and color)
  • Highly proficient in graphic print design and various application processes
  • Ability to manage a project without guidance
  • GRAPHIC DESIGN APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY****
Company Description

TLF was established in 2012 as a premium athletic and lifestyle apparel brand, pioneering a new category of Gym-To-Street® Wear products engineered for your toughest training sessions, designed to carry you through the rest of your day for wherever life takes you. Our mission is to provide products designed to push the limits of innovation and human performance to the highest possible level via fit, wearability, and functionality while simultaneously providing an exclusive sense of style and unparalleled quality. Our products are distributed and sold globally direct to consumers via TLFapparel.com and our TLF App.

Join our team and work in a fun, fast-paced, energetic environment with endless potential for individual and professional career growth. Our company culture does not micromanage its team members. Instead, we thrive on empowering people to be self-motivated professionals that challenge themselves to work harder, smarter, and more efficiently as individuals and as part of a team. This winning formula creates a culture that inspires individuals and team members to continually set new and unprecedented goals that will continue to drive TLF to become a global leader in Gym-To-Street® Wear.

What are you waiting for? Join the TLF “FAM“ and create a lasting career that will never feel like a job but instead like you are fulfilling a passion that will make history! Let’s REDEFINE IMPOSSIBLE® and TAKE LIFE FURTHER® together.

BENEFITS:

Medical

Dental

Vision

A free gym membership to TLF’s state of the art gym (aka TLF TRAINING LAB®)

Access perks (A discounted database that offers a network of consumer perks)

Chill, refuel, and recharge in our awesome employee lounge (unlimited coffee and tea)

PS5 stations for gamers

A monthly product allowance ($100) for our premium Gym-To-Street® Wear

Continued education programs & training

Employee team building events

TIME OFF BENEFITS:

Vacation: 2 weeks a year (accrued at a rate of 3.08 per pay period)

Sick Days: 6 days a year (accrued at a rate of 1.85 per pay period)

Personal Days (PTO’s) 4 days a year (1 day accrued every quarter)

9 Paid Holidays

1 Floating Holiday (a day of your choosing)

TLF is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity at our company. We don't discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

TLF was established in 2012 as a premium athletic and lifestyle apparel brand, pioneering a new category of Gym-To-Street® Wear products engineered for your toughest training sessions, designed to carry you through the rest of your day for wherever life takes you. Our mission is to provide products designed to push the limits of innovation and human performance to the highest possible level via fit, wearability, and functionality while simultaneously providing an exclusive sense of style and unparalleled quality. Our products are distributed and sold globally direct to consumers via TLFapparel.com and our TLF App. Join our team and work in a fun, fast-paced, energetic environment with endless potential for individual and professional career growth. Our company culture does not micromanage its team members. Instead, we thrive on empowering people to be self-motivated professionals that challenge themselves to work harder, smarter, and more efficiently as individuals and as part of a team. This winning formula creates a culture that inspires individuals and team members to continually set new and unprecedented goals that will continue to drive TLF to become a global leader in Gym-To-Street® Wear. What are you waiting for? Join the TLF “FAM“ and create a lasting career that will never feel like a job but instead like you are fulfilling a passion that will make history! Let’s REDEFINE IMPOSSIBLE® and TAKE LIFE FURTHER® together. BENEFITS: Medical Dental Vision A free gym membership to TLF’s state of the art gym (aka TLF TRAINING LAB®) Access perks (A discounted database that offers a network of consumer perks) Chill, refuel, and recharge in our awesome employee lounge (unlimited coffee and tea) PS5 stations for gamers A monthly product allowance ($100) for our premium Gym-To-Street® Wear Continued education programs & training Employee team building events TIME OFF BENEFITS: Vacation: 2 weeks a year (accrued at a rate of 3.08 per pay period) Sick Days: 6 days a year (accrued at a rate of 1.85 per pay period) Personal Days (PTO’s) 4 days a year (1 day accrued every quarter) 9 Paid Holidays 1 Floating Holiday (a day of your choosing) TLF is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity at our company. We don't discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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