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Associate Technical Design
Detroit, MI

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Associate Technical Designer for Apparel
  • 2+ years apparel product development or design experience
  • Strong  working knowledge of fabrics, garment construction, fit and pattern development
  • Experience with color management tools (hardware and software); including CAD, Illustrator or similar software
  • Highly organized, analytical and detail oriented professional
  • Strong technical, troubleshooting, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize work and deliver results with excellent follow-through
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Product/Technical Development

  • Creates complete and detailed technical specifications for all new products in Product Lifecyle Management (PLM) software; including graded measurement specs, construction details, bill of material, and packaging information
  • Executes technical sketches with Adobe Illustrator according to set standards
  • Partners with Product Integrity to ensure all styles are tested for performance and physical characteristics
  • Efficiently manages pre-production and TOP approval of materials (fabric, trim, labels, etc.), product construction, dimensions and fit, colors and packaging; coordinates with vendors to meet quality and timeline goals
  • Provides supportive and helpful communication to external parties to keep them informed as needed on new/modified styles and approval status; provides status updates to manager accordingly
  • Executes and maintains fit and quality consistency in all product categories.
  • Accurately enters timing and action into Product Lifecyle Management (PLM) software for analysis
  • Manages pattern data and measurement information in CAD system
  • Methodically determines critical dimensions of design for subsequent production
  • Performs fit sessions with Merchandising on body forms and live models
  • Systematically photographs and analyzes materials (garment, trim, fabric, labels, buttons, etc.) to ensure product quality and consistency
  • Manages color through use of Spectrophotometer and light booth to evaluate color and color consistency
  • Regularly enters, edits product information to keep specifications updated

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