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Apparel Technical Designer

Apex, NC 27539

Posted: 09/01/2023 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Product Design & Merchandising Job Number: JR90533091

Job Description

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.
  • 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
  • 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

Meet Your Recruiter

Alonya Van Rooyen

From South Africa originally, Alonya has over 15 years of experience in fashion, accessories, footwear, & textiles. She has worked in various design and product development roles globally, including South Africa, Europe, and the US, giving her an international perspective on the industries.

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