Freelance Technical Designer
x San Francisco, CA 94158
Job Title: Freelance Technical Designer
Location: San Francisco, CA
Full time hours
Collaborate with business partners to gain clear direction and consensus of fit intent.
Leads fit sessions, construction approval, and documentation to all business partners to meet guidelines.
Leverage technical knowledge and leadership support to troubleshoot and resolve issues that are unique in nature and may require a novel approach.
Effectively communicate fit intent, balance and construction.
Identify potential production, quality and costing issues and make recommendations to ensure brand integrity. Evaluate garment to determine compliance of spec, construction and fit intent.
Recommend raw material components to meet brand standard and uphold design intent.
Track and manage workflow and workload for own product.
Degree- Associates or Certification in Apparel Manufacturing, Design, Patternmaking, or equivalent
Technical Design- experience with fabric and garment construction and manufacturing processes (minimum 5 years of experience).
Computer Skills- Pattern programs: ADS, Gerber, Lectra. Additional: PLM, PDM, Adobe Illustrator, Optitex 3D Technology
Problem Solver- can proactively solve problems and effectively manage multiple challenges.
Collaboration- Ability influencing and making decisions in a matrix environment where speed and cultural sensitivity is crucial.
Communication- demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across multiple audiences at all levels of the organization.
Learning Agility- demonstrated curiosity, motivated to learn new skills and knowledge.