Freelance Technical Designer

Job title: Freelance Technical Designer
Contract type: Freelance
Location: New York City, NY
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 404834
Contact name: Sarah Stanley
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Technical Designer: Men’s and Women’s Activewear & Outerwear.

Client Overview:

Our client is a global leader with one of the world's most sought-after portfolio of brands.


Technical Designer Overview:

As the Technical Designer, you will oversee all aspects of technical design to ensure accuracy of product measurements, quality, construction, and fit.


Technical Designer Responsibilities:

· Work with designers - create initial specs for development and costing

· Ability to interpret original proto sample into actionable fit sample utilizing customer spec standards.

· Measure and evaluate garments from proto sample through TOP within category assignment.

· Conduct fittings with designers/TD manager to assure desired aesthetic is maintained. Monitor and maintain fit, construction, grading and workmanship standards for each product category and ensure consistency.

· Evaluate fit samples and make recommendations for pattern improvements.

· Relay all fit comments, sewing corrections, and/or design changes to the factory with detailed sketches and photos.

· Communicate with buyers and vendor’s tech team and respond to any technical, fit and production related questions on a daily basis.

· Identify potential production problems to both customer and internal teams, and proactively offer solutions.

· Communicate with appropriate departments for approvals, production, quality or costing.

· Track order status daily and initiate & update production fit chart for avoiding any delivery issue.

· Approve CC label and testing report


Technical Designer Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree preferred

• Proven technical design experience

· Proficiency in Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Outlook, Illustrator, PLM, PDM

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