Technical Designer - Freelance

Brooklyn, NY, USA
Posted 17 days ago
Part time

Merlette New York, a Brooklyn-based luxury womenswear brand is looking for a talented and motivated Freelance Tech Designer to support our team.  This is a part-time freelance position and is a hybrid schedule.  Fittings and meetings will be held at our Brooklyn Studio.


  • Develop all tech packs for woven garments each season. Create all spec sheets and POM diagrams for the patternmaker and the factories to follow. Maintain standard measures and keep fit consistent from season to season. Handover all tech packs and spec sheets to NY patternmaker.  Correspond with the patternmaker to ensure all details are understood. Attend all muslin fittings with NY patternmaker and send fit comments.  Attend all 1st proto fittings and make suggestions to improve fit.  Review specs and construction details are as requested.  Audit all NY patterns before handing over to the factories.  Update all techpacks and specs after final muslin fitting. Throughout development, update tech packs and spec sheets as requested by the design team.  Create graded specs and review nested patterns for production. Attend production fitting to review any concerns from the sales market before production begins. Ensures all garments are developed in a manner consistent with established fit standards and high-quality finishes.


  • 7+ years in apparel technical design Must have live fit experience Must have extensive knowledge of pattern-making & garment construction Experience in women’s woven garments and denim is required Experience in knitwear is a plus Strong written and verbal communication skills Excellent time management/project skills Ability to recognize and react to changing work demands Comfortable and confident in making effective decisions in a timely manner Proficiency in computer pattern programs, and computer spec writing programs such as Gerber, PLM, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, MS Office.

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