Technical Designer

Job title: Technical Designer
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Hawthorne, CA
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 405415
Contact name: Valerie Haldeman
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Job Summary:

The Technical Designer works closely with Design, Imports and Quality Control, to take all styles from development through to production.


• Develop complete Tech packs for first proto with details specifications, fabrications, and technical drawings from Designer’s initial sketch

• Work closely with Design to develop the fit and specifications for samples

• Manage fitting process by making appropriate fit/construction adjustment and communicating changes vendors

• Measure, review construction, sewing & check out trim, take photos of samples, etc. before fitting from PROTO to TOP

• Work closely with the Import team

• Maintain consistent fit, construction, grade rules and tolerances

• Research and resolve fit, pattern and construction issues

• Participate in import fit sessions

• Spec samples

• Request/Archive approved pattern sets in DXF for domestic team

• Report damaged production goods

• Update PDM and archive styles into shared folder for production team

• Oversee and approve T.O.P and first production with QC team

• Maintain professional relationships with manufactures, vendors, and suppliers

• Maintain/Update Bill of Material of PDM based on pattern card, sewing instruction, design details, etc.

• Release tech packs, PO & pattern sets to Marker

• Request seamstress to sew “PRODUCTION SAMPLE” on approved samples

• Fill out “Information Request Form” and special “Attribute Form” upon merch and sales request

• Forward approved PP sample with final corrections to QC team

• Advise and teach QC team how to correctly measure current and new styles

• Direct solutions on problems in sampling and/or production to vendor and QC

• Perform other related duties as required


• 5+ years of technical design experience

• Associates degree in technical design/product development

• Proficient in developing garment specifications, fit, grading and construction.

• Proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat

• Working knowledge of Web PDM useful

• Experience in patternmaking a plus

• Must work well under pressure, meet multiple and sometimes competing deadlines

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