Technical Designer

Job title: Technical Designer
Contract type: Freelance
Location: New York
Industry: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 423466
Contact name: Sarah Stanley
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Technical Designer, Women's Apparel 

Client Overview:
Our client is an American lingerie, clothing, and beauty retailer known for high visibility marketing and branding, starting with a popular catalog and followed by an annual fashion show with supermodels dubbed Angels.

Technical Designer Position Overview:
As the freelance technical Designer, you will be a positive, supportive, partner, fostering open communication in a cohesive team environment with all business partners, consistently demonstrating our shared values and competencies.

Technical Designer Responsibilities:
  • Work closely to support Senior Technical Designer, ensuring any business critical/hot topics are raised in a timely manner
    Respond quickly to change with a positive attitude and willingness to learn new ways to work and achieve objectives.
  • Evaluate fit and construction of proto samples ensuring clear direction of design aesthetic, fit intent and construction.
  • Lead fit sessions on live model and communicate fit/construction corrections to vendors via written instruction, flat and on body measurements and digital images.
  • Partner with design to execute Design Intent and pass off to regional TD partners to commence fit approval cycle.
  • Track and manage workflow and ensure seasonal calendar deadlines are met
  • Analyze Wear Test results and complete recommendations for product and fit enhancements.
  • Establish fit and quality standards to ensure consistency across product categories.
Technical Designer Qualifications:
  • Technical education in garment fit and construction to degree level or equivalent work experience.
  • Knowledge of patternmaking, construction, fit and grading.
  • Knowledge of factory, manufacturing techniques and machinery.
  • 5-7 years industry experience 
  • Experience using a product development technical specification program (PDM, PLM etc).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word etc).

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