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location

New York, NY

salary

$100,000

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$130,000

employment type

Direct Hire

category

Fashion Design

division

Fourth Floor

Director of Technical Design

Our client, a growing apparel brand, is seeking a Director of Technical Design to join their NYC team! The ideal candidate will lead our technical design department, ensuring the highest standards of fit, construction, and quality across all product lines.


Responsibilities:

  • Lead and mentor the technical design team, fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment.
  • Oversee the creation and development of technical specifications for all apparel products.
  • Ensure accurate and consistent fit and construction across all styles, from initial concept to final production
  • Collaborate with designers, pattern makers, and production teams to develop and refine prototypes.
  • Implement and maintain quality control standards to ensure all products meet company and industry standards.
  • Conduct fittings and review samples to ensure proper fit, construction, and overall quality.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design, Technical Design, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in technical design within the apparel industry, with a focus on women's and girls' apparel.
  • Proven track record of leadership and team management.
  • Expert knowledge of garment construction, pattern making, and grading.
  • Proficiency in technical design software such as Adobe Illustrator, CAD, and PLM systems.
  • Strong understanding of fit, draping, and fabric properties.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills.

Please submit your resume for consideration! 

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