Technical Designer

Fashion Nova
Vernon, CA, USA
Posted 5 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion
About Us

In 2018, Fashion Nova was the #1 most-searched fashion brand on Google. We are among the top e-commerce brands in the world engaging with millions of consumers, and global fashion influencers. We have built a platform and brand through innovative marketing and merchandising strategies that we believe connects with the next generation and redefines fashion retail.

At Fashion Nova, we have strived for success and creativity to make this the top e-commerce brand in the world. With a team based out of Los Angeles, California, we are motivated to take Fashion Nova to the next level. Our goal is to hire candidates that are positive go-getters and problem solvers who love fashion. The right candidate should be able to work independently in a fast-paced and always evolving environment.

Responsibilities

  • Measure samples received from Proto stage through PP and prepare for fitting.
  • Check construction and quality of product to ensure sample has proper construction for garment category and fabrication.
  • Ability to communicate fit and balance issues via pattern diagram or directly on pattern.
  • Execute fit comments in a timely manner to ensure the fit process stays in line with production and action timelines.
  • Create easily understandable comments using written and visual methods.
  • Leads fit session on live model and dress form.
  • Work closely with cross-functioning teams to ensure all information is correct.
  • Collaborate with the cross-functioning teams to ensure wash and fabric quality is achieved.
  • Collaborate with cross-functioning teams to gain clear direction and consensus of fit intent.
  • Escalate issues to superiors for input and direction.
  • Maintain professional and timely email correspondence with domestic & oversea vendors
  • Identify potential product, quality and costing issues and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Track and manage workflow and workload for own product.

Required Skills

  • Understanding in garment measuring, garment construction, quality control/assurance.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the apparel industry as a Technical Designer.
  • Strong understanding of the apparel design and development process from inception through production.
  • Must be proficient with knowledge and skill in fit, pattern making, grading, production friendly construction methods, and technical drawing.
  • Experience in grading and ability to understand grade rules on Women’s, Plus, and Men’s categories.
  • Experience in leading live fittings and evaluate overall fit with ability to make accurate fit corrections to achieve the desired style.
  • Knowledge and proven as a technical designer for the junior market and product categories carried by Fashion Nova.
  • Knowledge of preparing and writing product specification sheets across companywide products.
  • Provide clear direction of fit corrections to send to factory on a regular basis.
  • Proficient computer skills, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint )
  • Ability to quickly and effectively identify apparel flaws and/or possible production issues.
  • Ability to adapt.
  • Sense of urgency and ability to maintain quality standards under pressure.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and follow instructions.
  • Team-oriented; ability to excel in a team-based structure.
  • Strong communication skills (Verbal and Written) and organizational skills.
  • Self-starter, multi-task oriented and the ability to resolve issues in a timely fashion.
  • Ability to effectively influence and convey necessary corrections.

Benefits

  • Employee Discount
  • Full health care coverage
  • Dental and vision coverage
  • 401k Match
  • Catered lunches and company parties
  • Kitchen stocked with great snacks and drinks
  • Fun and friendly culture

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