Sr. Technical Designer, Gymboree : San Francisco : Freelance

Responsibilities

• Create spec packages including correct grade rules and non-standard construction details.

• Make recommendations to resolve potential production and cost issues while maintaining design and fit intent.

• Collaborate with business partners to understand the direction on design aesthetic and fit intent.

• Partner with agents/vendors to troubleshoot, educate, and understand factory capabilities.

• Evaluate garment and pattern to adhere to original fit intent and determine the next steps.

• Effectively communicate fit, construction and workmanship issues to vendors. Follow through on all issues during fit approval process.

• Establish block patterns/spec standards within product category to maintain brand integrity and size/fit consistency.

• Partner with Global Compliance to ensure that the product meets the Gymboree safety standards.

• Track and manage workflow to ensure deadline is met for each delivery per production calendar.

 

 

Qualifications

 

• Minimum Education - AA or Certification in Patternmaking, Apparel Manufacturing, Design

• 7-10 years related experience

• Expertise in pattern making including grading, construction and fit for multiple/complex products

• Knowledge of garment construction and manufacturing methods/process

• Strong interpersonal, organizational and verbal/written communication skills

• Capable of handling multiple tasks and work with a keen sense of urgency

• Ability to proactively trouble shoot and problem solve

• Strong computer skills required (i.e. Momentis PDM, Adobe Illustrator, Optitex, MS Outlook/Office)

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