Technical Designer

Los Angeles County, CA, USA
Posted 10 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion

SKIMS is looking for a senior technical apparel designer who strives to create quality products that satisfies customers and furthers the mission of our brand. The technical designer MUST HAVE extensive experience in menswear and will lead the construction of the garments and work with stakeholders to ensure clothing meets the brand quality standards and has specific characteristics of our brand. Attention to detail and strong communication skills are key to creating stunning garments and maintain a consistent fit for our brand.


  • Full life cycle from Design to Pre-Production
  • Define the fit of a garment; creating spec sheets for tech packs
  • Accurately determine fit issues and communicate corrections verbally in fittings and concisely written via fit comments
  • Responsible for grading on all classifications
  • Pattern corrections sketching in Adobe Illustrator
  • Create and maintain block library, fit and construction standard
  • Maintain all Spec Sheets in PLM system
  • Set up tech pack templates, tracking reports, block and body spreadsheets
  • Maintain consistent fit across product categories
  • Lead Proto, SS and PP sample fittings
  • Interact on a daily basis with agents/vendors to problem solve all issues related to garment engineering
  • Develop timelines and follow date requirements
  • Work with Product and Quality on testing and fabric applications

Education/ Experience:

  • 8+ years minimum Technical Design or related experience
  • 8+ years or equivalent working with menswear
  • Experience working and traveling to off-shore factories becoming familiar with the manufacturing process
  • Min 3 years’ experience with Adobe Illustrator.
  • Pattern Making
  • Experience illustrating pattern corrections using drawing software
  • Understand fabrics and how specifications impact garment fit – stretch, recovery, etc.
  • BS preferred or equivalent experience


  • Experience with Menswear, underwear, compression
  • Adobe Illustrator Sketching
  • Ability to communicate in writing clear and concise thoughts
  • Knowledge of production and costing
  • Basic textiles and fabric layout (engineering) knowledge
  • Pattern Making
  • Excellent, demonstrable verbal and written communication
  • Excellent, demonstrable time management and interpersonal skills

Salary and Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary DOE
  • 100% covered Medical/Dental/Vision Benefits
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Full Paid Time Off & Holiday Pay
  • Life Insurance
  • Food + coffee + snacks
  • Flexible schedules

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