Assistant Technical Designer

Job Locations US-OH-Columbus
Requisition ID 2018-2031
Category (Portal Searching)
Production & Sourcing


A Brand That's What's Now

Express is the sexy, sophisticated lifestyle fashion brand for every occasion: work, weekends, or nights on the town.  Our brand is what's new and what's now for young fashion-forward men and women.  We have more than 600 retail and outlet stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as franchise stores in Latin America.  We also have a best-in-class online/mobile shopping experience at that allows our customers to shop whenever and wherever they like.  


A Workplace To Match

We think you'll like it here. 

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, generous associate discount, casual work environment, and the opportunity to connect and engage with some of the smartest, most passionate individuals in the fashion business.  We're always looking for talented leaders at all levels to join our team; if this sounds like you, we'd love to chat!


The Assistant Technical Designer assists to ensure garment uniformity and consistency as it pertains to fit, construction and quality.  Interfaces with all cross-functional teams and global partners as needed.

 -Assist with the collaboration with Designers and Merchants to determine fit and aesthetic details.

-Create and update tech packs in Web PDM and utilize Illustrator.

-Attend fit sessions with Sr. Technical Designer or Technical Designer, Designers and Merchants.

-Assists in the approval of fit, trim components and construction of garments within development and production timelines under the direction of the technical supervisor.

-Assist in ensuring labeling, marketing and packaging requirements are compliant with Express standards.

-Assist with the monitoring and tracking of all development and production styles

-Communicate fit comments and corrections to ESP and non ESP global technical partners, factories and vendors.

-Interfaces with the Pre-Production and Production teams to ensure all deadlines are met.

-Attend weekly production and ”product team workshop” (PTW) meetings to gain cross functional alignment as needed.

-Partners with the technical supervisor and Patternmaker to resolve pattern corrections as needed.

-Daily communication and follow through with cross functional and global partners and manager.

- Organize all in and outgoing samples for department.

-Maintain sample room organization.

-Daily organization and upkeep of technical records.

-Prepares and measures garments for fit sessions and meetings


Job Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

Experience: Up to 3 years technical design experience in the garment industry


Preferred Requirements (skills and abilities)

-Basic knowledge of garment fitting, construction and patternmaking.

-Communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.

-Organizational skills and the ability to multitask.

-Attention to detail.

-Ability to work in a cross functional team environment.

-Good sense of fashion and proportion.

-Effective time management skills.

-Accountable to follow through on a task from beginning to end.

-Proficiency in computer skills - Web PDM, Illustrator, Intro to Accumarl

Special Physical Requirements:

Light lifting.

Ability to lift mannequin form when evaluating proper fit

Occasional transporting of samples


As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class.  Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.
Notification to Agencies: Please note that Express does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.


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