Job Description

Job Code : SrTechKDS - Senior Technical Designer Filled
Location : Toronto
Starting Date : ASAP
Salary : $50-60k
Description :

Position Title: Senior Technical Designer

Reports to: Technical Design Manager

General Overview:

The successful candidate will possess an understanding of garment construction and fit that will directly support the Technical Design team. They will communicate design ideas and fit/construction issues to vendors effectively and efficiently, following company timelines and procedures. They will be comfortable working with garment specifications in inches and be able to confidently discuss and resolve spec discrepancies. They will assist the team in building new style specifications, processing all pre-production sample comments and maintaining existing fit/styles.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. In the absence of the Technical Design Manager, will guide the team to plan and execute all tasks effectively, and will maintain work flow and necessary timelines.

2. Assist Junior/Intermediate Technical Designers when necessary, providing guidance and advice, to ensure consistent execution of sample comments and evaluation

3. Measure all incoming samples accurately, analyze construction/fit/trims and comments clearly on all necessary changes and problems

4. Conduct fit sessions with the Technical Design team and Creative Director

5. Maintain clear and concise communication with all vendors and Hatley offices

6. Maintain all department records, charts and samples

7. Sketch new design and/or edit design details on existing sketches

8. May assist the team on various other duties that may include but are not limited to: photoshoots, office parcel shipping and receiving

Skills :

Required Skills:

1. Graduate of college/university Fashion Design Program

2. 3-5 years experience

3. Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Excel/Word/Outlook on Mac based platform

4. Strong understanding of pattern drafting, draping and production quality construction methods (able to sew and draft if required)

5. Ability to identify and articulate fit and styling issues

6. Ability to critically think about styles successes and failures and make suggestions for improvements

7. Strong organization and time management skills

8. Great sense of style and keen eye for colours and details a bonus

9. Highly motivated individual who is a self-starter

**The above is a general outline, other various duties and responsibilities may arise**