Technical Apparel Designer (Contract-to-Hire)

24 Seven Talent
Longmont, CO, US
Posted 8 days ago
ContractorStaffing and Recruiting
Job Description

Timing: Start mid/late October

Duration: Ongoing, potential contract-to-hire

Hours per week: 30-40

Pay rate: $25-30/hr DOE

One of our fashion brand clients is looking for a freelance Technical Apparel Designer to join their team for an exciting long-term contract role.

This freelance Technical Apparel Designer will be attending fittings, providing technical input for finishes and adjustments, and noting all comments/changes as needed.

The freelance Technical Apparel Designer should be comfortable communicating with factories re: samples/fit changes, shipments, and timelines, as well as have experience developing care instructions/sizing guides, and developing tech packs.

Ideal Freelance Technical Apparel Designer Candidates Will Have
  • BA degree in fashion design
  • 2-4 years of technical apparel design experience, preferably in women's or children's wear
  • Able to work onsite in Longmont, CO 4-5 days per week
  • Strong understanding of silhouettes, fabrications, sewing techniques, trims, and technical knowledge of fabric, garment construction, and patterns
  • Experience analyzing upcoming project workloads and planning accordingly so team can hit deadlines and maintain clear communication and expectations
  • Full understanding of product development and able to offer creative solutions while collaborating on aesthetic and design direction with internal teams
  • Experience measuring and evaluating samples from prototypes through TOP
  • Strong understanding of fit comments, measurements, and grading
  • Experience attending fittings and providing technical input for finishes and adjustments needed to match design intention/vision - noting all comments/changes as needed
  • Able to manage daily communication with factories re: sample status and fit changes, incoming shipments, and adherence to key timelines
  • Experience developing care instructions and sizing guides for all new styles in production
  • Comfortable assisting in the development and creation of new tech packs
  • Team player, great work ethic, passion for apparel design, and motivated to go above and beyond in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment
  • Onsite required in Longmont, CO
  • Computer can be provided

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