Associate Technical Designer

Torrid Norco, CA 2019-06-28
Manages moderately complex technical product development process and ensures consistency of fit and quality in the assigned product by generating all specifications and fit comments, participating in fitting meetings and making correction as needed.

  • Works with Technical Designer, Merchants, and Design Teams to establish the direction of the fit and garment details.
  • Creates grading specs, garment measurements & how to measure sketches; develops and/or corrects patterns when necessary.
  • Creates fit comments; notes all design and specs discrepancies prior to fittings.
  • Develops clear and complete fit comments for each style.
  • Tracks fit approval and sample process; organizes fit samples received, including logging received samples and scheduling fitting; maintain Time & Action (T&A) sample log sheet.
  • Executes fit comments from concept to TOP of assigned and additional product classifications.
  • Communicates daily with vendors, Merchants, Design, and Production teams for T&A and product execution.


  • 4-year college degree in fashion merchandising/design with a minimum of 2 years in technical design, pattern making, or quality assurance, or a combination of education with equivalent work experience.
  • Previous retail or garment manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Strong computer skills including Adobe Illustrator, MS Word and Excel.
  • Basic understanding of fit, balance, and garment construction, fabrics and fabric performance.
  • Strong communication skills including ability to work in a team environment, give honest, direct feedback and is a solid verbal and written communicator. Able to accept feedback from.
  • Meets deadlines, prioritizes appropriately, copes well with change, and maintains composure under pressure.
  • A collaborative environment without the red tape. Our open floor plan and strict “No Assistants Necessary” policy means everyone from our receptionists to our CEO are just a few footsteps away!
  • A competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 401k and paid time off. Our benefits packages are designed to be flexible to fit your needs with optional coverage for family members – including pets!
  • All the usual suspects, including a generous employee discount, access to employee-only sales, on-site coffee shop and café, masseuse, gym, basketball court, and more.
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