Technical Designer

Midwest Personnel Resource LLC
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted 15 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion,Wholesale,Retail

Location: Northwest

Category: Technical Designer Apparel

If you are interested in working for a top company, who has a portfolio of strong brands and a rich history we need to talk.

Excellent corporate culture: respectful, collaborative, a place where you can make a difference and achieve desired career growth based on your contribution.

They have grown responsibly and offer their employees a stable work environment.


This position is responsible for all technical design related to garment fit and specs. Need to be able to interpret and translate the vision of Designer into the production. With a wide range of

product categories from men’s to women’s, from sportswear and outerwear to athleisure wear

in a growing company: The opportunities to contribute and make an impact are endless.

Job Description:

Define and Manage Fit

  • Develop standard fit specifications within each category and/or product group to ensure consistency throughout product lines
  • Provide pattern making and fitting expertise to the design and development process
  • Prepare and correct pattern to Fit Intent/fitting comments
  • Utilize existing or new patterns to restructure and enhance product.
  • Review and fit samples on models – provide fit recommendation and direction with Design, Development, and Merchandising teams
  • Initiate fit sessions including but not limited to: model selection, scheduling, and model management
  • Product Construction Process
  • Provide technical recommendations to create consistency of fit/construction and to help achieve design concepts and category initiatives
  • Anticipate pattern development issues and advise alternative solutions
  • Perform pattern corrections necessary correlated a fit and/or requested changes
  • Communicate design concept to generate a 2-D pattern that incorporates proportional lines, fit requirements and construction feasibility
  • Apply knowledge of grading, fabrics, fit and costing
  • Maintain construction standards for use in manufacturing
  • Style Documentation and Communication
  • Ensure consistent and organized development documentation is maintained for assigned styles, i.e. tech pack, development style count, and sample tracking reports.
  • Audit and comment on prototypes
  • Create and update visual representation of style in line drawing format
  • Create detailed construction drawing as needed to communicate design to factory and team members
  • Creation of and maintenance of tech packs
  • Effectively communicate technical design specifications and modifications to category cross functional team members.

Company overseas location and Direct supplier communications

  • Communicate precisely with overseas branches or Direct suppliers on all technical issues to help them get a stronger understanding of garment fit and constructions.
  • Collaborate with the suppliers via supplier trip on Tech Design expectation training to understand the work procedure properly.
  • Work closely with the suppliers to meet the crucial deadlines by providing technical expertise and expedite sample approval process.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Apparel/Textile design or a related field
  • Minimum 5 years experience as a technical designer in apparel
  • Extensive knowledge of garment construction, material construction and properties, and pattern-making
  • Strong skills and understanding of garment sewing processes
  • Detailed understanding of the design and development process from inception through production
  • Ability to interpret design intent and offer alternative solutions
  • Knowledge of garment fit and the ability to give instructions on necessary changes to a pattern to influence the fit
  • Strong information seeking and problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail and the ability to communicate written and verbal information clearly and effectively
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a diverse group
  • Computer skills including Excel, Adobe Illustrator, outlook.
  • Proficient in Gerber Accumark pattern-making system required.

Please include code PD-LIR0222 when applying.

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