Assistant or Associate Technical Designer

New York City, New York (US)
08 Jul 2021
08 Aug 2021
Contract Type

Assistant or Associate Technical Designer - SEA NY                                             Reports to: Design Director


  • Prepare design packages for OS proto development and SMS in Excel including construction details, Specs, BOM, and Fit Comments 
  • Work with in-house sewer on mock ups of construction techniques, execution of design vision on sew guides, and corrections to SMS.
  • Attend fittings for development protos, assist in pinning and cutting garments in fitting. Responsible for taking photos and notes for tech pack comments.
  • Sketch updates as needed following closely hand of Design Director and Senior Designer
  • Scanning/photographing and cleaning new and updated sketches for design packs
  • Assist in coloring and CAD development including print color ways and repeats, embellishment layouts, stitch layouts; CADing sketches with prints and embellishment layouts.
  • Communicate comments on fabric, wash, embellishment and prints to OS factories, troubleshoot and work with vendors to ensure developments meet design standards.
  • Mandarin proficiency to communicate with local sewers or clear simple communication to effectively get garments made. 
  • Take in house patterns to domestic digitizer to send patterns OS.
  • Maintain records of development approvals to communicate all fabric and development information to production in conjunction with Associate Designer and Technical Designer.


  • 1-4 years TD Experience
  • Mandarin Proficiency Preferred
  • Design eye and and brand appropriate taste level to execute garments with best outcome
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Good follow through, proactive, extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Knowledge of woven garment construction and fabric/trim
  • Proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop, and Excel
  • BA Fashion Design, Product Development or Technical Design
  • Women’s wear experience is an asset/preferred
  • Must be hard working and flexible with strong problem solving skills

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