FREELANCE ASSISTANT TECHNICAL DESIGNER

JOB FUNCTION: Fashion & Retail
JOB TYPE: Temp
LOCATION: New York, NY

COMPENSATION: $15/hr - $18/hr
MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree
POSTED: May 24, 2019

This established New York based Private Label and Licensing Apparel company creates product for Women, Men, and Children and is currently searching for a Freelance Assistant Technical Designer.

Salary/Hourly Rate:  $15-18 hour

Position Overview:  For the Freelance Assistant Technical Designer, we are looking for someone to support the Senior Designer in designing for mass-market retailers such as Walmart, Kohls, and Macys.

Responsibilities of the Freelance Assistant Technical Designer: 

  • Assist and take direction from Senior Designer
  • Create tech packs in Illustrator
  • Follow-up with internal customers and partners including design and production; facilitate interoffice communication including factories overseas 
  • Prepare fit samples prior to fittings
  • Assist in development of initial seasonal design category  
  • Track design schedule to ensure timely execution of product development calendar
  • Create Illustrator sketches; assist in preparation of specification sheets; prepare designs for line review; prepare line sheets and update as necessary
  • Partner with product development
  • Review TOPS and communicate comments
  • Research and coordinate raw materials and trims for approval; maintain fabric/trim library
  • Track and record samples
  • Build collaborative relationships with vendors and internal customers

Qualifications for the Freelance Assistant Technical Designer: 

  • 1+ year’s related experience in apparel 
  • Excellent organizational skills and communication skills; team-oriented
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail-oriented, and creative
  • Basic knowledge of garment construction, pattern-making, silhouettes, color ways, sewing techniques, fabrication and trim
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe products and Mac computers; knowledge of CAD preferable
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Education Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design or a related field

Benefits: Eligible for Atrium Care Package

POSITION ID: 74905

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