Lucky Brand Dungarees, Inc.

Technical Designer, Women's Plus & Women's Wovens

Country – State – City US-CA-Los Angeles
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Corporate Lucky Office - Santa Fe
Technical Services - Technical Design


Lucky Brand is true blue American. Born and bred in Los Angeles, Lucky shipped its first pair of vintage-inspired jeans in 1990 and quickly became known as a pioneer and innovator in the world of modern denim. Synonymous with the easy Southern California lifestyle and the fearless American spirit, Lucky Brand creates great fitting, good quality, distinctively Lucky jeans and fashion that works with the American lifestyle. Our collections are carried at better department and specialty stores and over 200 of our company-owned stores across the U.S.A., as well as online at

Rooted in Americana, Lucky Brand is inspired by active Californian types like surfers, cowboys, artists, musicians, and photographers, as well as anyone who embodies our fun-loving, friendly vibe.


The Tech Designer will ensure the fit and construction for Lucky Brand is executed to meet the needs of design and production.  Responsibilities include calendar adherence and spec reviews. The Technical Designer will be able to establish, develop and direct fit strategy to include construction detail, measurement and grading. This individual will work with manager to fine tune technical design skills (grading, construction, communication, etc.).



  • Set up and daily maintenance of tracking  reports
  • Notify manager immediately of any pending tracking issues
  • Communicate with overseas partners and agents to answer any  questions regarding submission of samples and comments
  • Track and manage workflow and workload for own product and ensure product areas are maintained with cross-functional team; gather information and update all reports as necessary

FIT COMMENTS – development and production

  • Match bill of material with sketch and garment construction information
  • Complete all Tech Packages in Full Circle (this includes technical specs and construction)
  • Complete all fit comments in a timely manner
  • Provide complete and articulate fit comments (includes any needed point of measures, sketches and/or digitals)
  • Email and clarify fit comments to overseas partners
  • Create and maintain digital files for each block
  • Recommend raw material and trim components to meet brand standards and uphold design intent

FITTINGS - development and production

  • Attend each fitting prepared with tech packs
  • Lead fit session on model or dress form and   take initiative of specific product(s)
  • Execute design and fit intent into bulk production while maintaining corporate standards
  • Collaborate with designer, merchandiser, manager and business partners to ensure the desired product is achieved, while retaining production schedule
  • Correct patterns as needed to achieve best possible fit
  • Organize and store all samples seasonally
  • Identify potential production, quality and costing issues while making recommendations to ensure brand integrity
  • Ensure size and fit consistency across product categories

GRADING - production

  • Apply established grade rules to approved styles
  • Collaborate with manager to create new grade as required
  • Review established sizes set for styles and  products
  • Evaluate garment to determine compliance of specs, construction and fit intent


  • Review reference, preproduction, and stock samples on fit models; alert production and quality control if there is a problem
  • Email reference and  preproduction summaries of problems overseas
  • Email top of production problems to in house & overseas personnel


  • Collaborate with business partners to gain clear direction and consensus of fit intent
  • Effectively communicate fit intent, balance and construction to vendors via pattern, sketches and/or digital images


  • AA  in Apparel Manufacturing, Design, Patternmaking or equivalent from an accredited college or university
  • 3-5 years knowledge in patternmaking including grading, construction and fit
  • Patternmaking grading and draping skills – including the ability to determine and communicate fit corrections
  • Knowledge of construction standards and manufacturing methods
  • Experience with garment construction a must
  • Ability to determine and communicate complete construction details
  • Knowledge of Mastery of Adobe Illustrator and sketching
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs, PDS and Gerber
  • Ability to mentally complete basic mathematical computations
  • Excellent  written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to proactively trouble shoot and problem solve
  • Collaborative team player
  • Exceptional organization skills required as well as the ability to proactively self prioritize workflow based on deadlines in a fast paced, ever changing environment
  • Own resolution of conflicts while  appropriately involving management when necessary
  • Meets and strives to increase productivity standards; looks for ways to improve and promote quality
  • Effectively use office equipment including computers, telephones, copiers and faxes


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