Technical Designer : San Francisco, CA : Temporary

Our client in SF is looking for a temporary Technical Designer to work with their team at HQ. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining a consistent level of quality and fit in their apparel and accessories that exceeds customers’ expectations.


  • 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.
  • Communicate fit, construction and workmanship issues to vendors and will 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 safety standards.
  • Track and manage workflow to ensure deadline is met for each delivery per production calendar.
  • Communicate clearly and professionally on a technical level with team and all business partners.

Job Requirements

  • AA or Certification in Patternmaking, Apparel Manufacturing or Design is required
  • A minimum of 4-7 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 are essential
  • Capable of handling multiple tasks and work with a keen sense of urgency
  • Must have the ability to proactively trouble shoot and problem solve
  • Strong computer skills required (i.e. Momentis PDM, Adobe Illustrator, Optitex, MS Outlook/Office)