Associate Apparel Designer

Contravisual Brand Group

Seal Beach California

4 year(s)

Job Description
Contravisual Brands Group is looking for an Associate Designer to work closely with the Design Director and design team. Ideal candidate is reliable, detail and team oriented, and comfortable in a fast paced work environment. Must be organized and self-motivated with a proactive approach to the design and development processes.


• Create easily understandable, full tech packs based off information provided / CAD sketches
• Communicates clearly with overseas vendors to produce samples
• Must be expert at creating tech packs, and understand how to be detailed oriented so Overseas factories can clearly understand how to produce the designs
• Advanced Adobe Programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign etc.) skills required
• Create and update tech packs for development through production, containing detailed product specification instructions and construction for development and production resources that are consistently clear and accurate.
• Linesheet creation/updates to share with cross-functional teams.
• Build detailed wash pages for tech packs.
• Correspondence with factories to maintain on-time sample deliveries.
• Prep tech packs for production handoff and garment construction details.
• Check-in, hang, and organize all incoming samples.
• Manage and organize sample libraries and wash standards on a consistent basis.
• Maintains organized design records for team reference.
• Update development/sample status each week and update team.
• Provide wash, styling, and trim comments to factories/send reference samples.
• All sample request and keeping factories accountable
• Work with design on strike offs, handlooms, lab dips, and fabric and trim approvals
• Ensure art matrixes and tech packs are correct and accurate to design’s vision and all art is approved through correct avenues
• Request and track all proto and development samples
• Organization of fabric and trim libraries
• Process all samples with Tech Dept. to ensure specifications are met and quality meets requirements and communicate all comments to the suppliers
• Establish Time and Action calendar (tracking WIP) for overseas factories to ensure that all the goods meet delivery and quality standards. Ensure weekly WIP updates from factory
• Maintain, record, and file all incoming approvals and samples and review with Design for accuracy and relate all detailed comments to factories/suppliers
• Works with team to assure that design calendar deadlines are met.
• Responsible for attending all fittings & communicating fit notes to all cross-functional teams.

A successful candidate works well in a dynamic environment with minimal supervision. At Contravisual Brands group we do whatever it takes to get the job done.