What began in 2010 while owner/designer Melissa Hinnant was on bed rest during pregnancy has grown to become a $10 million online retail store -- and we are still growing! Grace and Lace specializes in women’s apparel that is classically feminine and romantic, yet still on trend with today’s modern style. With all of our success, Grace and Lace is on a mission to change the world and has helped save hundreds of children in India by building orphanages with plans to open many more in the coming years.
Melissa and the Grace and Lace Design Team are looking for construction savvy Tech Designer to help grow our successful, award-winning catalog of women’s apparel and accessories.
If you are an experienced and productive technical designer with a passion for developing innovative concepts then we have a perfect position for you at Grace and Lace!
Manage Tech Design process from prototype to production
Develop and implement required Technical Design Standards and Procedures necessary for department growth
Manage Fit processes and procedures for standardization, grading, specs and quality
Work with design team to build and manage our production calendar
Comment on proto's; approve and maintain a consistent and correct fit on all garments
Conduct fittings; communicate fit issues and correction requirements to factories
Create grade rules and follow through with production pipeline in timely fashion
Communicate with overseas and domestic factories on a daily basis
Proactively problem solve fit, construction, and fabric issues and implement solutions
Implement processes that help us exceed customer expectations and readily react to their needs and desires
Collaborate and communicate with key partners throughout the design process
Monitor the communication and work-flow between Design, Production and Vendor base to ensure smooth working processes and adherence to the Time and Action calendar
Build and maintain collaborative and effective relationships
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Technical Design or Pattern making
Comprehensive background in Technical Design, Product Development and Patternmaking w/ extensive knowledge of fabric, garment construction and fit
Ability to create grade rules and standard fits
Results oriented, detail minded and flexible with strong listening skills
Excellent prioritization, organization and problem solving skills
Ability to drive results with regard to fit, quality and construction
Knowledge of domestic and import production process
Knowledge of woven & knit manufacturing techniques