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Technical Designers work predominantly in the fashion manufacturing industry, constructing and engaging in quality control for a variety of products. Sample resumes for this position highlight skills like leading live model fittings; providing recommendations for construction; issuing tech packs with the correct labeling, grading, and fit corrections; and actively participating in weekly CFT Meetings to discuss timelines and all open issues. While some entry-level positions only require an associate's degree, Technical Designers can usually show a bachelor's degree in an area such as fashion or technical design on their resumes.

1

Senior Technical Designer

Designed and created the junior and plus size New Diamond fit jean in 2008, increasing sales 15%.

  • Prepared initial specifications for various prototypes and facilitated fit sessions.
  • Actively built relationships with co-workers and business partners to ensure effective workflow.
  • Managed sample corrections by translating detailed evaluations for fit samples, including sketches, photos and fit comments to agents and manufacturers.
  • Collaborated with designers to interpret and clarify design concepts; this ensured correct development of initial specifications.
  • Researched and analyzed industry trends and conducted fit comparisons with business partners based on findings.
  • Mitigated an 80% expense increase by requesting additional responsibilities eliminating the need to hire new staff.
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Clothing And Textiles / Fashion And Merchandising
Pdm Adobe Illustrator And Pattern-making Technology
2

Technical Designer with Analyst Experience

Primary technical design member of Limited Brands planning and strategic development team for enterprise PLM software and technology upgrades. Served as SME, provided industry knowledge, process support and product development insight to international teams and global partners. Generated critical design decisions vital to fitting and production for Top-10 panties, shapewear and hosiery. Created detailed, timely and accurate fit comments; leveraged photos, sketches and pattern drawings for domestic and overseas vendors.

  • Served as PLM SME for technical services department; collaborated with corporate learning and development team to virtualize international training for new and existing employees.
  • Supervised technical design SMEs, guided creation of global corporate training and development website.
  • Developed and launched new line of shapewear including cut and sew, seamless and cupped pieces that greatly exceeded plan sales.
  • Distinguished with two Global Team Awards for increasing sales and success of panties program.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Chemistry
MS
Apparel And Textiles
3

Technical Designer, Baby, Infant, Toddler

Owned construction and fit details of product from inception to store delivery. Conducted fittings and communicated pattern corrections to overseas offices/suppliers. Developed and maintained detailed product packs with specs, construction, and fit information through corporate retail link system, with keen eye on corporate calendar. Maintained brand identity through fit, styling, and consistent construction specifications. Ensured maintenance of design intent for size 0-3M through 5T by revising grading.

  • Analyzed competition and evaluated most current construction trends for baby apparel.
  • Identified shrinkage problem through wash experiment and presented to raw materials team which resulted in revised SOP for fabric testing.
  • Lead presentation for 2011 Corporate Goals for the Technical Design Department.
  • Represented the Technical Design team for the Children's Miracle Network Charity fund raiser.
Candidate Info
27
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
Business Management Curriculum
4

Denim Technical Designer

Generated technical specification packages through WEB PDM to integrate work flow from cross functional teams for each style from development through final production stage

  • Maintained fabric dye, wash, and print standards through color rendering and sample comparison
  • Conducted 5+ fit sessions per week working simultaneously on 2 size models
  • Executed departmental draping and pattern making - Performed 25+ drapings and created 40+ patterns for denim and outerwear seasonal flow needs
  • Developed technical illustrations and freehand illustrations to aid international vendors in construction expectations
  • Analyzed grading to meet sizing needs
  • Maintained departmental workflow for 3 internal team members
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BFA
Fashion Design
5

Technical Designer

Collaborated with buyers to develop 100 styles per season for the women's sportswear line.

  • Prepared design packages with technical drawings, construction, fabric, color and fit specifications.
  • Conducted weekly fit sessions with models and prepared reports to ensure the quality of the J.Jill brand.
  • Approved construction details and fit of samples for final production.
  • Established a style library with computer sketches to streamline the development process.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Business Administration
6

Technical Designer

Assisted and collaborated at live fittings for all sizes; missy, petite and woman

  • Responsible to make corrections after the fitting and send comments on time to the factories
  • Reviewed and approved garments for production and made sure that sample meets design lines, trimming and spec as requested
  • Revised graded specs to meet the company's grade rules
  • Confirmed that trim page showed trimming as approved by design and trim department
  • Communicated with the factories in order to troubleshoot any issues and review their suggestions with the Senior Tech
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
7

Technical Designer

Technical Designer

  • Women's wovens: tops, jackets, outerwear, and dresses.
  • Coordinated fit schedule with Designers, Merchants and Product Development.
  • Evaluated & recorded fit issues and reviewed pattern corrections.
  • Created and maintained Karat CAD specification packages throughout the fit progress.
  • Draped new styles and sent pattern tracings offshore, to develop first proto samples.
  • Supervised a sample room with three sewers and one cutter.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
C
Certificate
BA
Fashion Design
8

Technical Designer Level Iii

Created, designed, and revised part and assembly models using CATIA V5 for Boeing 787 Fwd Section 41 and USMC heavy-lift helicopter fuselage programs

  • Supported Production System Efficiency Investigation and Implementation groups for cost-savings initiative
  • Coordinated efforts with Engineering and Boeing daily via conference and individual contact
  • Completed Functional Tolerancing & Annotation, Enovia attributes, and Bills of Material for team packages
  • Compiled info to create Design Work Statements and presentations for customer needs
Candidate Info
23
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Industrial Technology
Japanese
9

Technical Designer

Children's apparel company distributing in North America with design, sourcing, and sales departments located in New York City. Parigi's brand portfolio includes Puma, DKNY, Baby Phat, Phat Farm, and others.

  • Developed initial specifications to ensure brands fit and construction maintained company standards.
  • Performed technical analysis of garments including fit, construction, and overall design aesthetics.
  • Communicated fit comments with overseas offices daily.
  • Managed sample approval system from Proto to Fit to Production samples.
  • Conducted fittings with both live models and manikins.
  • Assisted in transition to Product Life Management systems.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
10

Senior Technical Designer

Responsible for Outerwear, Shirts, Underwear and Accessories

  • Managed a staff of one associate and technical designer
  • Analyzed fit samples from development to all production stages and conducted fit sessions
  • Submitted fit comments to factories and adjusted pattern corrections
  • Developed technical packages (PDM and Web PDM) with flat sketches
  • Wrote and sketched "How to measure" manual for [company name], standardizing the way of measuring the garments across the company
  • Recipient of [company name] President "Award for Excellence 2000"
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AAS
Fashion Design
BA
Fashion Design & Marketing
Slupsk

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