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location

Raleigh, NC

salary

$75,000

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$100,000

employment type

Direct Hire

category

Creative

division

Fourth Floor

Technical Designer- Apparel

Our client, a lifestyle brand with a focus in women's apparel and gifts that is based in Raleigh, North Carolina is looking for an experienced Technical Designer for Apparel. They are open to fully remote candidates if willing to travel a few times a month to office. If local to Raleigh area, they are operate on a hybrid schedule 1-2 days in office per week.



Job Description

The Apparel Technical Designer is crucial when it comes to knowing the fit and construction details of a design. As an Apparel Technical Designer, your primary duties will be to work with the Design team and the manufacturing process to ensure the finished product meets the company’s quality standards. During that process, you will assist in design and development by exercising flat sketching and tech packing, determine measurements of new designs, and produce the information necessary for sampling and manufacturing apparel.



Responsibilities

  • Support the apparel design team as the fit expert for all styles of all brands
  • Establish fit and measuring standards across the company
  • Refine the specking, fitting and grading process
  • Establish grading rules for each brand
  • Oversee the fit sessions with models and designers
  • Determine measurements of new designs for base-size sample requests
  • Once style/fit samples are approved, grade the specs for the desired sizes
  • Oversee fit sampling and work with factories to resolve any fit challenges
  • Design "how to measure" pages of the tech pack
  • Transfer the fit notes to the factory and answer their questions in revising a sample
  • Assist in design and development by flat sketching and tech packing
  • Communicates with internal team to manage expectations and timelines
  • When necessary, make adjustments to patterns and samples for fit sessions

Qualifications

  • Bachelors (BFA, BS, or BSCS) with specialization in apparel design
  • Completed courses in pattern making, advanced sewing/construction, tailoring and draping
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Experienced in pattern making, sewing, grading, tech packing, flat sketching and fitting
  • Strong understanding of Adobe Illustrator and digital pattern design
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Excel for specking and grading purposes
  • Experienced in the apparel design process and knowledgeable of bulk production process
  • Detail-oriented, organized, proactive, self-starter and a team worker

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