Technical Designer, Apparel

Compensation

: $90,320.00 - $152,950.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Fashion



Technical Designer, Apparel at Away (View all jobs) New York Away is seeking an experienced Technical Designer to join our Apparel team. As the Technical Designer for Away, you will oversee and take ownership of all aspects of technical design to ensure accuracy of product measurements, quality, construction, and fit. The ideal candidate will have a breadth of experience working with different apparel categories and fabrics. You are an expert in your field with the confidence and ability to create the fit blocks and construction standards for a new apparel collection. You will report into our Head of Apparel and this position will be based out of our SoHo office. What you'll do: Oversee all aspects of technical design for the collection and develop/maintain fit blocks across all categories. Create and update specification tech packs, including detailed technical sketches, graded measurements, and construction details from development through production Measure garments accurately to identify any fit issues and execute fit comments efficiently toremain on schedule with production Lead fit sessions, provide recommendations, note call-outs, and log critiques to accurately and efficiently address all issues Provide grading guidelines to vendors after fit approval to ensure quality consistency and collaborate with internal and external partners Approve samples for production after a thorough evaluation of fit, measurement, pattern shaping, hanger appeal, and functionality Track and monitor progress of all sample submissions (proto, fit, pre-production, etc.) Who you are: 8-10 years of experience as a technical designer in a broad spectrum of apparel categories (tops, bottoms, outerwear) Strong knowledge of garment construction (both knits and wovens) Knowledge of fabric and yarn construction, finishes and techniques` Leading fit sessions and working with design and production to achieve correct aesthetic and communicate fit and balance corrections to participants Ability to communicate fit corrections to overseas factories Ability to proactively trouble shoot and problem solve Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator & Microsoft Office Suite Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills Strong time management and multitasking skills Strong organizational skills, technical & detail-oriented Capacity to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment Proactive, dedicated, deadline-driven and self-motivated Some international travel required You'll love working at Away because: We travel. We encourage you to take time to recharge outside of the office. You'll have generous PTO to explore new places and access to Away products to ensure your travels are seamless. And once you're here for three years, you'll earn a sabbatical and a bonus to take a well-deserved trip. We're not just employees. We're people. We offer insurance coverage (health, vision, and dental), tax savings plans for retirement, dependent care, commuter benefits, reimbursements to incentivize you to work out, generous and inclusive parental leave, and a kitchen stocked with organic snacks and coffee. We'll invest in your career. Our company's growing quickly, and we'll give you the opportunity to do the same. You'll have access to a number of professional development opportunities so that you can keep up with the company's evolving needs. We're creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Our customers are global and diverse, so we're building a team that is, too. Through initiatives like our employee resource groups, our new office in downtown Manhattan, and more, we're building the cultural foundation that gives people the emotional and physical space to bring their best selves to work. We offer competitive compensation packages. We deeply value the talent our team brings tothe table, and believe that fair and equitable total compensation packages are part of our commitment to everyone who works here. And so much more...! You can bring your dog to work. We'll give you money every monthto grab coffee with coworkers. We have weekly team lunches and regular happy hours. We organize ways to give back to our local communities.Salary Range: NAMinimum Qualification8 - 10 years
Associated topics: design, designer, esthetic, esthetician, fashion, fashion design, stylist * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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