Associate Technical Designer

    • San Francisco, CA

About Old Navy

Forget what you know about old-school industry rules. When you work at Old Navy, you're choosing a different path. From day one, we've been on a mission to democratize fashion and make shopping fun again. Our teams make style accessible to everyone, creating high-quality, must-have fashion essentials for the whole family, with love, season after season.

We opened our first store in 1994 in San Francisco and have been on a roll ever since. We cultivate a community of playful personalities that thrive in a fast-paced environment where our employees can be their most authentic selves. Here, we're family.
About the role

The Associate Technical Designer role is an entry level pre-manufacturing function, responsible for facilitating a limited group of apparel styles from design concept and first prototype to a final, production ready prototype. Position supports multiple team members and requires a high level of supervision.

What you'll do

  • Support department, as led by supervisor, while learning key product area.
  • Gain clear direction and consensus of design aesthetic, fit intent and construction, while maintaining corporate standards.
  • Observe, learn and emulate how to effectively communicate design's fit intent.
  • Prepare samples for fittings, participate in fit sessions, and take notes.
  • Evaluate garment to ensure global compliance of spec and construction.
  • Learn to identify and communicate basic quality and costing issues.
  • Learn to Identify and communicate fit and balance issues.
  • Work with supervisor to meet seasonal deadlines.
  • Participate in departmental and cross-functional meetings as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate accountability for work commitments.
  • Foster open communication and team environment with all business partners
Who you are
  • Formal education in Apparel Manufacturing, Design, Patternmaking or equivalent.
  • 0-5 years' experience in the Apparel Industry including patternmaking and construction experience with working knowledge of total production timeline.
  • Working knowledge of pattern making, construction and fit
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Organizational and problem solving skills with ability to multi task
  • Preferred computer skills - PLM, Illustrator, Photoshop, Pattern making software (including, Geber, Lectra, Optitex) Microsoft Office Suite
Benefits at Old Navy
  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.
  • Employees can take up to five "on the clock" hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee's base pay.
  • Employee stock purchase plan.
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.
  • See more of the benefits we offer.
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