Technical Designer-Men's & Womens Athletic Apparel
About the Job
The Technical Designer executes the entire technical design process for specific brand/category of apparel with consideration to integrity of design, fit, construction, manufacturing, costs and delivery.
Owner of all technical responsibilities related to a specific brand/category
Interpret the designer's vision & define through specifications & detail drawings for clear, concise & accurate Tech Packs on all aspects that relate to technical design
Develop block pattern & technical specifications by brand/classification in support of the brand profile, design vision & appropriate customer base
Consistently reviews specifications and grade to ensure relevancy in the marketplace and to the consumer.
Guarantees spec integrity across all categories of product.
Creates and maintains fit Matrix by brand and product type
Conduct fit sessions, analyze all changes & how it relates to specification & pattern than translate information concisely to a technical package.
Responsible for pattern making adjustments that relate to balance and styling changes
Tracks, records & organizes garments & information to ensure timely fit sessions from first proto to "Top of Production" approval
Responsible for accuracy on Tracking Reports, ETA's of sample arrival and Cut dates
Following up with vendor as needed
Ensure that all time and action calendar timelines are met
Communicates & partners with design, Sourcing team & manufacturer to protect integrity of set specifications
Determine more cost effective methods of garment construction
Measure models only if needed.
Advises manager if model is out tolerance
Attend all milestone meeting be prepared to give measurement specifications and product history
Conduct competitor's analysis seasonally
Attend weekly brand meetings as needed
Bachelor's Degree- BA/BS degree in apparel/textiles or equivalent industry experience
5-7 years of multi-category Technical design or industry experience
Must be proficient with PDS patternmaking system