Tech Designer

Adecco is assisting in a search for a Technical Designer for a contract assignment for an open-ended duration. Our client, is a very well-known fashion and accessories company located in NYC!


General purpose of the position:

The technical designer is responsible for assisting the design team in all aspects of the design process and providing support as needed. He or she will be responsible for working with the design and pd teams to meet deadlines for creating and passing product specs for all stages of development - concept through production.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

•             Facilitate the transition of styles from design concept / first prototype to a final, production-ready sample.

•             Execute design and fit intent into bulk production while maintaining high quality standards.

•             Complete design specification package, including: flat sketch with measurements, construction details, measurement specifications with appropriate tolerances and any predefined performance standards.

•             Develop technical specifications and communicate fit to vendors / factories for corrections and approvals.

•             Ensure products are developed in a manner consistent with established fit and quality standards, manufacturer capabilities and cost specifications.

•             Identify potential production, quality and costing issues and make recommendations to ensure brand integrity.

•             Analyze garments to determine compliance of spec, construction, and fit intent.

•             Manage and facilitate fit session on live model and / or mannequin and take ownership of specific product(s).

•             Make appropriate fit and construction adjustments with factories as required to ensure integrity of design-approved prototypes while monitoring quality and targeted price.

•             Manage the sample development process and ensure seasonal deadlines are met; support the t&a calendar objectives.


•             Bachelor's degree in fashion - apparel design, manufacturing, product development or a related field.

•             Proficiency in PLM or PDM, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Illustrator, Photoshop

•             5+ years work experience in the fashion industry including technical design and/or patternmaking with construction experience and full knowledge of total production timeline. Other knowledge should include an understanding of grading, costing of garments, textiles, garment testing, draping and fitting.

•             Thorough understanding of the design & development process from inception through production.

•             Knowledge of garment construction standards and manufacturing methods.

•             Ability to properly measure garments according to manual standards.

•             Strong design, prototyping, and research skills.

•             Attention to detail, initiative, organization and strong verbal and written communication skills.

•             Ability to multi-task, proactively trouble shoot, problem solve, and the ability to effectively influence.

•             Willingness to travel

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