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Senior Technical Designer, Blocks Team



22d ago

  • Job
    Senior Level
  • Creative Arts & Fashion
  • Beaverton

AI generated summary

  • You need a Bachelor's degree in apparel design or related field, with 5+ years of fit and pattern making experience. Strong problem solving skills and proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Optitex, and Clo/Browzwear are a must. Be prepared to travel up to 10%.
  • You will lead technical design for in-house block patterns, supporting product creation teams at Nike.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in apparel design, textile science or related field.
  • Two years additional product creation experience may be considered equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years of fit and pattern making experience in the apparel industry, which includes the apparel development process from inception through production including grading, construction, materials, costing, manufacturing and quality.
  • Strong problem solving, organization and communication skills.
  • Experience interpreting design intent and offering alternative solutions.
  • Experience writing product specs and construction standards instructions.
  • Experience working with factory vendors to ensure and improve manufacturability.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Experience using Adobe Illustrator, CAD Pattern Design software (Optitex) and 3D software (Clo/Browzwear) highly desired.
  • Proficiency with MS Office programs.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time (domestic and international).


  • In this role you will be responsible for the Technical Design for the development of in-house block patterns to be used by product creation teams.


What is the main responsibility of the Senior Technical Designer for the Blocks Team?

The main responsibility of the Senior Technical Designer for the Blocks Team is to coordinate the fit and construction of pattern blocks in adherence with Nike Apparel standards to deliver a consistent consumer experience.

What documentation does the Sr. Technical Designer need to maintain for assigned blocks?

The Sr. Technical Designer needs to maintain all appropriate development documentation including product specs, prototype notes, and Tech Packs for assigned blocks.

How does the Sr. Technical Designer collaborate with the grading team?

The Sr. Technical Designer collaborates with the grading team to ensure fit and sizing is maintained for the pattern blocks being developed.

How does the Sr. Technical Designer stay ahead of market trends and consumer needs?

The Sr. Technical Designer stays ahead of market trends and consumer needs by engaging with team goals, new technologies, and consumer feedback throughout the development process.

What is the importance of monitoring and communicating progress and challenges throughout the creation process?

Monitoring and communicating progress and challenges throughout the creation process is important to ensure projects are completed within corporate guidelines and goals for all facets of product creation.

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