Technical Designer, Handbags

Overview

The Technical Designer will work with the Design team & support the design process to ensure that the product aesthetic and creative vision are carried out through to the development stage.

Responsibilities

  • Support the creative design process post sketch review through development handoff by executing and updating detailed tech packs and sample review forms
  • Support the sample development process and ensure seasonal deadlines are met.
  • Participate in sample reviews with design, merchandising, and production partners.
  • Execute design intent into bulk production while maintaining high quality standards. 
  • Collaborate and develop close working relationships with design, materials, merchandising, production, sourcing offices and vendors to ensure the quality, delivery and business practices are achieved and upheld.
  • Make technical design recommendations for potential production, quality and costing issues to ensure brand integrity.
  • Support spec, construction, & maintain proportion & detailing on all samples.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in design, manufacturing, product development, merchandising, or a related field.
  • Prior experience working with handbags
  • 5+ years of work experience in technical design or design and full knowledge of total production timeline.
  • Thorough understanding of the design & development process from inception through production.
  • Expert knowledge of industry construction standards and manufacturing, including hardware development
  • Strong design, prototyping, and research skills.
  • Attention to detail, initiative, organization and strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, proactively trouble shoot, problem solve, and the ability to effectively influence.
  • Strong computer knowledge, including excel, adobe illustrator and photoshop.
  • Organized, accurate and articulate


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