Technical Apparel Designer

Howler Brothers ⚡️
Austin, TX, USA
Posted 12 days ago
TemporaryRetail Apparel and Fashion

Howler Brothers is growing and is looking to add a critical role to our Design Team. We are searching for an Apparel Technical Designer to manage all aspects of our technical design, including creating the perfect fit across styles by executing consistent production fit, grading, pattern approvals and maintaining accurate measurement specifications. Does this sound like your skillset? If so, we would love to hear from you! Please read below for more details on the role, and what our requirements are. If you think you're the perfect fit, please complete the application and we'll be in touch!

What You'll Do

  • Execute design and fit intent into bulk production while maintaining corporate standards.
  • Collaborate with business partners to gain clear direction and consensus of fit intent.
  • Create and maintain digital library for core and seasonal size spec, body blocks.
  • Organize and lead fit sessions on model prepared with tech packs and fit history for each style across multiple product categories.
  • Create and maintain relationships with fit models via local agencies
  • Provide complete and articulate fit comments in a timely manner, including any necessary points of measure, sketches and digital photos.
  • Correct patterns as necessary to achieve best possible fit.
  • Clarify fit comments and corrective direction to overseas partners as needed.
  • Measure and prepare samples for fittings and organizes/stores samples seasonally.

Requirements For This Role

  • A degree in fashion design, pattern making or equivalent
  • 5+ years technical design and/or pattern making experience in the apparel industry
  • Computer proficiency with; Excel, Illustrator and PLM
  • Strong knowledge of garment construction, patternmaking, grading, and textiles
  • Good understanding of production timelines, equipment and garment construction options
  • Good understanding of garment materials as it relates to construction and fit (fabric and trims)
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills with overseas partners

Why Work at Howler Brothers?

Becoming an employee at Howler is more like joining a family than starting your standard j-o-b. We are welcoming, we support each other, and we like to have a good time, all while working hard toward a common goal. Although we have been in business for ten years now and the company has grown in many ways, we still embody the spirit of a start-up and a family company.

Our HQ in the Clarksville neighborhood is a bright, open office plan that encourages natural collaboration and a strong sense of community. That community extends beyond our office into a worldwide network that includes a colorful collection of artists, ambassadors, customers, and fans. With that global perspective in mind, our family is proud to call Austin home.

Below Are a Few More Details About Our Benefits Program

We offer flexible time off, full health and dental benefits, a generous 401(k) matching program, and many opportunities for community engagement and service.

  • Robust Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance Offerings
  • $500 Per Year Employer Contribution to HSA Plans
  • 4% Employer 401(k) Matching
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 50% Employee Discount on Howler Gear

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