Senior Apparel Technical Designer w/3D Experience

E.S. Sutton
New York, NY, USA
Posted 4 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion

Looking for a Technical Designer responsible for ensuring that the fit of the garment is commercially viable. The position coordinates with various departments and factories to achieve and maintain corporate standards for fit and quality for designated product category. A tech savvy person to create apparel samples for major retailers. Implement the use of 3D VStitcher is a MUST.


  • Work with the Design Staff and Product Managers to achieve corporate standards in both fit and quality
  • Responsible to ensure that the product is commercially viable before being put into production. If not, the Technical designer is responsible to elevate their concerns.
  • Work with Design in the developing and maintaining standard fit blocks
  • Work with Design staff to issue initial specs for Proto sample development
  • Measure samples and prepare all paperwork for fit sessions
  • Run fit sessions, identify, and analyze problems with fit and construction on live model, body form, and 3D form.
  • Write and communicate detail comments to vendor after each fitting
  • Follow up with resubmitted samples and issue graded production specs accordingly
  • When necessary, review for quality and measure production samples
  • Periodically evaluate the fit relative to the competition and present findings to Design and Merchandising to determine consistency with industry and adjust as required
  • Work with Technical Designers to regularly review base size specification, grade rules, and figure body types to ensure size range meets company objectives
  • Partner with Production to help analyze factories for workmanship and quality
  • Organize and maintain fit block library along with approval samples and work area
  • Review and become familiar with QC manual
  • Utilize VStitcher to create virtual samples and fit
  • Able to modify existing pattern shapes to create new styles

Qualifications/Job Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in similar role
  • Must be highly organized and detail oriented/innovative traits are necessary
  • Excellent communication and follow through skills
  • Must be able to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be proactive with a solution/result oriented attitude
  • Strong background in Woven and Knit
  • Passion of design technology and innovation
  • V-Stitcher, Illustrator, Photoshop, Excel, Word Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Digital pattern experience is a plus

Please e-mail cover letter and resume to: [email protected]

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