Childrenswear Technical Designer

New York, United States Full-time

TECHNICAL DESIGNER  

 

ROCKETS OF AWESOME is reinventing the way parents shop for kids by leveraging technology, data, brand, personalization, and exceptional merchandise. We’re making shopping for kids apparel convenient and fun. This is the future of vertical e-commerce.

 

We are a New York City based, venture-backed startup with extensive executive expertise. Join our creative and strategic team working to develop a scalable e-commerce system that powers a business with massive market opportunity. This team cultivates a culture of learning and continuous improvement by investing in automated testing, learning from real-world problems, and immediately adapting.

 

We value fun, simplicity, and teamwork.

 

ROCKETS OF AWESOME is looking for an exceptional freelance Technical Designer to join our team for a 4-month consultancy with the opportunity to transition to Full Time. This role will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of development and production for ROCKETS OF AWESOME apparel, working directly with the Technical Design Manager.

 

What you’ll do:

  • Develop and create technical design specifications (including graded size charts, technical sketches, and construction details)
  • Update tech packs to track design revisions following proto line review  
  • Measure and prepare all samples for fittings
  • Take accurate fit notes during fitting
  • Analyze and clearly communicate fit comments using drawing tools and pattern corrections
  • Maintain tracking log and organizational systems for development and production status
  • Communicate with vendors regarding fit, pattern corrections, construction, quality, and grading
  • Field all issues from proto through production

 

Who you are:

  • Solution oriented, critical thinker with the ability to balance multiple projects and priorities on short timelines
  • Proactive problem solver
  • Highly detail-oriented with exceptional follow up and follow through
  • Flexible/adaptable to work in a highly collaborative startup environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Fundamental understanding of Grading

 

Background and Experience:

  • 4-7 years minimum of Technical Design experience
    • Children’s experience preferred but not required
  • Bachelor's degree in Pattern Making, Technical Design or Design
  • Strong knowledge of pattern making, construction methods, machinery, and application to garment specs
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Excel, and Word