Technical Designer

Location
New York City, New York (US)
Posted
30 Nov 2021
Closes
30 Dec 2021
Ref
2223
Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

TECHNICAL DESIGNER

Hill House is seeking a proactive, organized, results-oriented Technical Designer to take design concepts and bring them to final product.  This role will lead the review for all Design specs, measure all fit samples, organize fit meetings, create and update tech packs, and communicate with our vendors. This candidate will have an expert level of proficiency in Womens RTW fit and garment construction, have excellent accuracy, attention to detail, and strong communication skills. The role will report directly to the Senior Designer.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review initial specs from Design including first proto tech pack & design details
  • Align on method of measurement as set by Design
  • Work with Design to create initial development tech packs
  • Own all construction, technical measurements, technical trims and updates in tech pack
  • Measure all Fit Samples prior to Fit meetings
    • Own follow up on sample send dates
    • Own fit tracking tool with follow up on fit approval dates/at risk styles
    • Points of Measurements should be added on a style to style basis depending on the needs of the individual design
    • Label tags with comments and re-attach to samples
  • Fit Meetings
    • Owning fit time scheduling and booking of fit model
    • Managing and structuring the fit meetings to maximize fit time
    • Send fit comments in a timely manner
    • Provide detailed fit analysis on styles with major issues and offer solutions
  • Update Tech Packs
    • All bulk samples should be measured and input into tech pack
    • Log measurements on spec sheet in tech pack for reference
    • Outline all fit comments for each round of fit samples with detailed notes and necessary diagrams for vendor fit updates
    • Recap all comments on fit page
    • Update construction details pages as needed
    • Add updated sketches to tech pack
  • Vendor Communication
    • Proactively follow up with vendor to set up meetings and clarify all fit comments
    • Resolve fit questions and comments with vendors
    • Send fit comments in PDF format via email to vendor
    • Review and request patterns and correct execution issues as needed
    • Upload all documentation to Dropbox

ABOUT YOU

  • 5-7 years of Technical Design experience working with wovens and knits
  • Strong understanding of apparel and fabric behavior on the body and attention to detail
  • Expert level of proficiency in fit and garment construction, specifically women's RTW wovens and knits, including tops, bottoms and dresses
  • Create and update specification tech packs, including graded measurements and construction details
  • Manage all aspects of fittings, technical issues and product evaluations
  • Communicate deviations from calendar, facilitate resolutions and resolve issues
  • Participate in research and development of quality standards for the Technical Design department
  • Influence and navigate through difficult situations with little or no supervision
  • Work out of the box, multitask and juggle ad hoc projects and processes for quick accurate turnaround
  • Partner closely with Design and interpret design intent
  • Experience with Excel
  • Must be located in NY area with ability to commute to Manhattan office
  • Preference with pattern making experience
  • Ability to embrace a culture of learning and advocacy
  • Lived experiences with people from different backgrounds and diverse teams

 

ABOUT US
 

Hill House Home is a digital-first lifestyle brand that brings beauty and joy to every day rituals. Since launching with bedding in 2016, Hill House Home has extended its collections to offer bath, baby, accessories and apparel, including their widely beloved Nap Dress™️. With its design-centric approach, Hill House Home offers impeccable quality, and timeless, feminine styles through quality products designed to enhance and celebrate life. Their specific aesthetic point-of-view and customer-led approach bring a fresh, accessible perspective to these time honored categories.

Hill House Home Inc. is committed to building a diverse team and fostering an inclusive culture and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We embrace and encourage our employees' differences in ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, medical conditions, and other characteristics.
 

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our website, you may request a reasonable accommodation to express interest in a specific opening. You can request reasonable accommodation by sending an email to hello@hillhousehome.com.

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