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.

Summary:

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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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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