TECHNICAL DESIGNER

Rainbow West Apparel, Inc.
Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted 17 days ago
Full timeMid to Senior Level

As the Technical Designer, you will manage all aspects of Technical Design related functions from concept to production ready. You will be joining an extremely fast-paced team of creative, passionate and energetic individuals working towards significant expansion into various apparel categories, with the swim/intimates/active being the central core of the business. The ideal candidate will be a proactive self-starter with an entrepreneurial mind who is passionate about fashion and fit and understands the brand aesthetic and price point of our brand.

Education Requirements:

Minimum AA in Fashion Design or Related Field and 7+years of experience as a tech designer

Proficiency in MS Office Applications, Adobe Suite (Illustrator & Photoshop), PLM, and Gerber Browzwer and/or Clo a plus

Responsibilities:

Create detailed costing & production tech packs (BOM, construction, specs and fit comments)

Measure & review samples for fit sessions to make sure samples are in compliance of specs, construction & fit intent

Take detailed notes and photos during fit

Work closely with design and product development teams and leaders to guide the product life cycle along with leading all vendors to follow the production journey effectively

Must be solution oriented and communicate appropriate pattern and fit corrections to factories

Must be proactive self-starter

Manage preparation of materials for handover to production or sample room

Support Director of Technical in building block library

Tracking system for all fit samples by customer/season from proto to TOP (sample requests, sample tracking, fit approvals) manage WIP report and report back to Director of Tech and Production

Qualifications:

7+ years previous experience as a Technical Designer with some Patternmaking experience

Experience in swim, lingerie and/or activewear product categories

Solid knowledge of patterns

Knowledge and eye for fit, garment construction, finishing and overall aesthetics along with understanding grading for multiple products & size categories

Excellent communication skills - verbal, written

Physical demands:

Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities top perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may have to sit at his/her desk in front of the computer for periods of time and must be able to talk, speak and hear clearly. The employee frequently is required to use his/her hands and fingers to type on the computer, to handle or feel equipment that is necessary to perform their duties.  The employee is required to stand, walk, bend over, and reach with hands and arms, occasional stairs, and to occasionally and safely lift, move and carry materials and boxes weighing up to twenty (20) pounds.

Offered base salary will be dependent on factors including the scope and complexity of the role, candidate's related work experience, subject matter expertise and work location

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