Technical Designer

Fashion Nova
California, USA
Posted 2 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion
About Us

Fashion Nova is an inclusive fashion-forward and trend-driven apparel and lifestyle brand that celebrates all dimensions of confidence. We use our platform to spread positivity with brands for women, men, curve, luxe, sport, swim, beauty, and kids. We are obsessed with creating the best experience available for our customers and employees.

Fashion Nova was built on the backbone of individuality and inclusiveness. Our brands are worn and celebrated worldwide by customers, celebrities, and influencers because of our uniquely creative and talented employees.

Role Overview

  • Measure samples received from the prototype stage through post-production and prepare the samples for fittings.
  • 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.
  • Lead fit session on live model and dress form.
  • Work closely with cross-functioning teams to ensure all information is correct.
  • Collaborate with the cross-functional teams to ensure wash and fabric quality is achieved.
  • Partner with cross-functional 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.
  • English, additional language(s) an advantage
  • Schedule of this position: Monday – Friday | Core business hours | Onsite
  • Understanding of 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.
  • Formalized career paths
  • Flat management platform
  • Manager Training Academy
  • Creative Development Internship Program
  • Fashion Nova Cares Program
  • Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • 401k match, with immediate vesting upon eligibility
  • Stocked kitchens with gratis snacks and drinks
  • Weekly catered lunches
  • Summer Fridays at Headquarters
  • Team bonding events and programs
  • Employee discounts

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