Technical Designer Job Description

Technical Designer Job Description

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Technical designer provides technical direction, in collaboration with peer teams, supervisor and vendor on matters pertaining to specs, pattern, construction methods and techniques to improve fit, balance, and overall quality of the garment.

Technical Designer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Communicate with overseas vendors regarding construction and fit
Create easy to read, technical packages, including construction details based on Kohl's standards, for vendor to follow
Adhere to department standards, construction, grading/tolerances and safety
Protects brand integrity through fit continuity, upholding construction standards and consistency
Write high quality re-usable code with extensive test coverage
Build tools that reliably manage and audit application infrastructure
Support existing enterprise systems monitoring, logging and alerting tools
Collaborate with other DevOps engineers to optimize tools for performance and reliability
Maintain and expand the enterprise logging infrastructure
Evaluate and Build automated tools for event based alerts

Technical Designer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Technical Designer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: TOGAF, LEED, ASTD, NCIDQ, AP, AMP, ITIL, CWNA, MS

Education for Technical Designer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the technical designer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Design, Technical, Fashion Design, Education, Fashion, Architecture, Manufacturing, Associates, Apparel Design, Computer Science

Skills for Technical Designer

Desired skills for technical designer include:

Garment construction
Pattern making
Total production timeline
Materials
Building codes
Construction
Construction standards and manufacturing methods
Construction techniques
Construction and fit

Desired experience for technical designer includes:

Build tools that provide governance of Cloud based resources and deployments
BS in Computer Science/ Engineering
Experience with at least two of the following - Python, Perl, Ruby, Javascript
Experience with Distributed Systems and Service Oriented Architectures
Maintain and track the flow of samples from Fit Samples through Pre-Production/Reference samples to ensure process is adhered
Populate and maintain PLM Data Tables to support product technical specifications for technical trims

Technical Designer Examples

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Technical Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a technical designer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for technical designer
  • Produce thorough and accurate technical drawings and proto sheets, including construction details, testing requirements, and packaging and labeling specifications
  • Take ownership to maintain accuracy of WebPDM tech pack specs and construction pages
  • Establish and maintain brand fit, spec and construction consistency
  • Evaluates the fit and construction of proto and production fit samples
  • Use Adobe Creative Suite (especially InDesign & Photoshop) to make design revisions to our creative print pieces and online assets for websites / html emails / banners
  • Slicing Photoshop documents and coding websites, emails, related pieces
  • Creating or editing images and graphics for websites and/or print
  • Track and manage workflow and workload for own product and ensure product areas are maintained with cross-functional team
  • Creates/ Updates tech packs when needed and communicates daily to vendors including
  • Captures team feedback during fittings and is responsible for the execution of the fit comments accordingly
Qualifications for technical designer
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Excel, Word, Power Point, Access, Essentus,AccuMark, and digital camera operation
  • Knowledge in pattern grading, fabric, and trims
  • 1 to 2 years experience in technical sketches
  • Strong retail background and trend awareness
  • Working knowledge of Adobe DPS, Adobe Edge Animate a plus
  • Create technical packages for domestic, Mexico and offshore production
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Technical Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of technical designer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for technical designer
  • Works in Adobe illustrator to create technical flat sketches to help communicate construction and fit changes to vendor
  • Evaluates the fit and construction of prototype and production fit samples
  • Stay current with all aspects of product development for each season, reviewing seasonal return rates, concepts, line content, and product performance issues
  • Stay current with any technology and training that will aid in the successful completion of the technical design of our products
  • May include travel to factories
  • Be resourceful and problem solve using the tools and time available to efficiently implement unique and fun experiences for players
  • Collect and analyze feedback from other designers or producers to identify where gameplay falls short of expectations and iterate on those parts of the design
  • Creating detailed technical illustrations & specs
  • Attend fittings for the department and attend brand meetings
  • Partner up with vendors on technical development of new styles
Qualifications for technical designer
  • Strong understanding of the product development and manufacturing processes
  • Ability to partner with offshore manufacturers, domestic importing, and/or foreign trading companies
  • 3-5 years working with fabrics, trims, and sewing operations associated with standard product types
  • Sweater categories for both Men's & Women's product
  • Ability to manage the day to day development of product line that adheres to seasonal calendars and sourcing strategy
  • Ability to manage within development calendar
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Technical Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a technical designer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for technical designer
  • Draft technical details and specify dimensions, materials, and procedures using drawings, rough sketches, specifications and calculations using the software required by the project as directed
  • Independently coordinates the construction and fit of all apparel pieces within assigned product and gender category
  • Conduct fittings on live models to determine fit corrections based on New York and Company brand standards
  • Interact with MPR Team on daily and weekly basis to manage the sample approval status in order to maintain company time/action calendars
  • Manage & develop staff of Technical Designers and/or Assistant Technical Designers in all technical, administrative, and work flow skills
  • Review proto samples and patterns to suggest corrections, as needed
  • Organize, track and process Fit Comments from 1st Proto Sample through Bulk Production
  • Develop and manage Block Patterns Libraries (including, E-patterns & Master Slopers)
  • Responsible for Plus size fitting and grading in production, communicate to send out comments to OSO
  • Coordinates live model fittings with the product creation team
Qualifications for technical designer
  • Experience with or exposure to product development processes in a retail, wholesale or catalog business
  • Associate degree or bachelor degree in Graphic Design / Web Design / Digital Media, Communications or related fields with three to four years of experience or equivalent trade school training, or on-the-job experience related to graphic communications
  • Proficient knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, and other Adobe Creative Suite applications for Mac
  • Experience using font management software
  • Ability to code HTML (Dreamweaver or hand code)
  • Ability to implement Responsive Website coding is a plus
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Technical Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a technical designer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for technical designer
  • Approve all fit, trim (use & application methods) and construction methods
  • Collaborate with designers and production team to determine fit and aesthetic details
  • Conduct weekly production fittings and attend weekly calendar meetings
  • Utilize software, digital photos, and technical sketches as a tool of communication to overseas vendors
  • Maintain communication with private label buyers in regards to all technical issues
  • Builds detailed technical packs utilizing designer’s initial flat sketch and trim sheet
  • Creates detailed technical illustrations and specifications
  • Communicates with factories to identify and resolve issues with production
  • Edits and corrects patterns and creates patterns from scratch when necessary
  • Uses advanced technical and CAD design knowledge and skills, along with in-depth knowledge of specialty retail and trend awareness
Qualifications for technical designer
  • Fabric knowledge Sense of color
  • Must be proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Excel, Word, Power Point, Access, Essentus, PLM or WebPDM, AccuMark, and digital camera operation
  • Expert in Microsoft Office, Adobe products, CAD and Mac computers
  • Must have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience using Web PDM is a plus
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills in both Chinese and English
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Technical Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a technical designer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for technical designer
  • Assist in development of product technical specification packages to communicate requirements for fit, construction and design aesthetics with direction from Technical Designer or Manager
  • Promoting and upholding the brand’s integrity by adhering to construction and consistency standards throughout the fit process
  • Approving fit and trim components and garment construction specifications within development and production timelines
  • Developing technical packages, measurement specs, and grading/construction details
  • Establish & set all garment specifications within Tech packs in Web PDM to develop fit samples & produce high quality, appropriately engineered product from the initial style development stage through to the production approval stage
  • Lead fit sessions with Designers and Merchants independently
  • Record and communicate all final comments to cross functional teams to ensure alignment on 1
  • Evaluate product independently to predict, assess and manage risks from Concept to Production Green Tag stage
  • Maintain or Improve department organization & technical record keeping systems
  • Measure and prepare samples with accuracy before fit sessions.Take fit notes during fitting
Qualifications for technical designer
  • Experience in content development tools (Adobe eLearning Suite
  • Understanding of of the following (Javascript, jQuery, CSS, HTML, HTML5)
  • 7+ years’ experience in technical design and/or patternmaking with at least 5 years’ experience in Knits
  • Active Wear experience is a plus
  • Ability to problem solve flexible/adaptable in a fast paced environment
  • Strong Computer knowledge (PDM, Karat, Excel) and a drawing program (Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel)

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