Freelance Technical Designer

Brooklyn, NY, USA
Posted 16 days ago
Part time

Merlette New York, a Brooklyn-based luxury womenswear brand is looking for a talented and motivated Freelance Tech Designer to support our team. This is a part-time freelance position and is a hybrid schedule. Fittings and meetings will be held at our Brooklyn Studio.


  • Develop all tech packs for woven garments each season
  • Create all spec sheets and POM diagrams for the patternmaker and the factories to follow
  • Maintain standard measures and keep fit consistent from season to season
  • Handover all tech packs and spec sheets to NY patternmaker
  • Correspond with the patternmaker to ensure all details are understood
  • Attend all muslin fittings with NY patternmaker and send fit comments
  • Attend all 1st proto fittings and make suggestions to improve fit. Review specs and construction details are as requested
  • Audit all NY patterns before handing over to the factories
  • Update all tech packs and specs after the final muslin fitting
  • Throughout development, update tech packs and spec sheets as requested by the design team
  • Create graded specs and review nested patterns for production
  • Attend production fitting to review any concerns from the sales market before production begins
  • Ensure all garments are developed in a manner consistent with established fit standards and high-quality finishes.


  • 7+ years in apparel technical design Must have live fit experience
  • Must have extensive knowledge of pattern-making & garment construction
  • Experience in women’s woven garments and denim is required
  • Experience in knitwear is a plus Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management/project skills
  • Ability to recognize and react to changing work demands Comfortable and confident in making effective decisions in a timely manner
  • Proficiency in computer pattern programs, and computer spec writing programs such as Gerber, PLM, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, MS Office.

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