Freelance Technical Designer

Job title: Freelance Technical Designer
Contract type: Freelance
Location: New York
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 426048
Contact name: Amelia Bitton
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Freelance Technical Designer- Women’s Swim and Intimates

Technical Designer Responsibilities:
  • Assist the category team in setting a fit strategy for the season.
  • Maintain fit standards and practices within a category or product group and ensure consistency throughout product lines.
  • Fit garments with the team and provide fit direction in accordance to the Designer and product expectations.
  • Manage fit sessions and documentation while working closely with the Design team
  • Translate design concepts into 3D product and assisting the team in Final 3D renderings
  • Collaborate with the Design team to interpret and clarify each design concept and build a technical portion of the product
  • Provide technical recommendations to design staff to create consistency of fit/construction and to help achieve design concepts and category initiatives.
  • Represent the Design team as needed in follow-up and decision-making related to aesthetics of assigned styles after each season's prototype review.
  • Translate and/or communicate design concept to generate a 2D pattern that incorporates proportional lines, fit requirements, and construction feasibility.
  • Create and communicate pattern revisions, incorporating styling and fit changes.
  • Assisting the approval process of graded and nested patterns as it pertains to the product and the team technical workflow.

Technical Designer Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Apparel/Technical Design or a related field.
  • 3 + years of experience in technical design of apparel; relevant experience in women’s wovens & cut and sew.
  • Knowledge working with Walmart or Walmart TD Certification preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of apparel development process from inception through production
  • Experience in Adobe Illustrator is preferred
  • Experience in 3D software specifically Browzwear
  • Pattern making experience, including ability to utilize pattern CAD software.
  • Knowledge of textile manufacturing and materials development.
  • Ability to create a pattern, grade, mark, construct and fit a garment and to write product specs.
  • Ability to instruct a manufacturer and make necessary changes to a pattern, construction, or materials
  • Understanding of the product creation process and the ability to interpret design intent and offer alternative solutions.
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