Technical Designer

Technical Designer
The Best Made design team is seeking a Technical Designer to take responsibility for all technical elements of Best Made apparel products. Our mission is to deliver to our customers enduring and classic apparel that has been designed, developed and manufactured with expertise, care and precision so that they can be worn for generations. The Technical Designer will develop new blocks and create specs for consistent fit and quality across the company’s full apparel offering.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all spec pages within TPs, reference fit samples and maintain all grading, sizing and tolerance protocols across vendor base.

  • Manage all fit and design update comments, as well as model and fitting process for all apparel categories and styles.

  • Establish and manage fit consistencies across brand.

  • Work closely with domestic vendors with factory visits required. Communicate with factories for problem solving and troubleshooting.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Outstanding teamwork abilities to ensure goals are met.

  • Responds to change and unexpected challenges with a sense of curiosity and enthusiasm.

Competencies “You have…”:

  • 3-5 years technical design experience working in a fast paced, professional environment.

  • Ability to be able to visualize and interpret 3-dimensional form and translate those shapes and volumes into flat patterns, and vice versa.

  • Advanced pattern making skillset, with strong traditional hand drafting capability as well as with Gerber systems.

  • Manage additional off-site contract pattern makers and graders.


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Best Made Co. brings superior-quality outdoor goods to its New York City shop and web store, empowering people to get out around the campfire. The company was started after founder Peter Buchanan-Smith saw a need for a better axe—not only as a lifeline to the wilderness, but as an inspiration for people to reconnect with their hands and nature. The brand has since expanded its offerings to include apparel, bags, tools, and home goods, and was named one of Ad Age's "Top Companies Creatives Will Give Up Their Freedom For."


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