3D Pattern Design Manager

3D Pattern Design Manager

As the 3D Pattern Design Manager, you’ll be a driving force in revolutionizing the apparel design process through the power of 3D technology.  You’ll lead the way in translating creative visions into production-ready 3D patterns, ensuring exceptional fit, functionality, and efficiency from concept to completion.  You will think creatively to develop innovative solutions for technical challenges and contribute to new design ideas within the 3D patternmaking environment.

Company Description:
This leading textile and garment manufacturing company is known for its innovative approach and commitment to sustainability.  With a global presence, the company integrates advanced technology and sustainable practices throughout its operations, ensuring high-quality standards and environmental responsibility.  The Innovation and Product Development Centre in Wuxi, China, is a state-of-the-art facility for advancing textile and garment manufacturing.  This centre focuses on cutting-edge research, development, and innovation in fabric technology, offering comprehensive solutions from design to production.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with designers and CAD teams to translate 2D garment concepts into precise 3D patterns suitable for production.
  • Guide and mentor patternmakers (to achieve the desired design aesthetics within the 3D software environment.
  • Hand over finalized 3D patterns to the sample cutting department, associated files, and sample garments.
  • Collaborate with the cutting team to ensure pattern accuracy translates to fabric cutting.
  • Monitor sample production, verifying fit and construction against the design intent.
  • Communicate styling and fit concerns to buyers.
  • Train and mentor marketing, design, and product development teams on 3D skills.
  • Explore and implement new 3D patternmaking techniques, methods, and systems to achieve innovative designs.

Qualifications/Experience/Skills:

  • Proficient in using 3D design software (e.g., CLO3D) to create accurate and efficient 3D patterns for garment production.
  • Strong understanding of traditional patternmaking principles and their application in the 3D environment.
  • Experience working with various sizes, including men’s, women’s, and plus sizes.
  • Knowledge of garment construction techniques and ability to identify potential fit and production issues during the pattern development stage.
  • Ability to work effectively with designers, CAD teams, and other stakeholders to translate design concepts into production-ready patterns.
  • Strong knowledge of garment construction, fabrics, and technical packs to ensure patterns translate seamlessly into production.

If you’re ready to lead the charge in 3D pattern design and join a company dedicated to innovation and sustainability, we want to hear from you!  Apply now to become a pivotal part of the dynamic team and help shape the future of apparel design.

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