At Kotis, we're building a team of brand evangelists, designers, and doers who are obsessed with creating the best promotional marketing experience ever. We're the brand behind the brand, the makers of amazing swag & eCommerce solutions meant to amplify our client's message and connect their people.We tackle every project with unbridled enthusiasm, promising to make our clients' lives easier and creatively solve their problems.
We continue to disrupt the traditional promotional products industry--owning the end-to-end workflow of product & design ideation, custom screen printing, retail-quality knitting, e-commerce solutions, warehousing + fulfillment, and more--all to serve our clients better.
Want to join the movement?
Work at homecreating apparel and promo product templates and tech packs for these items. This will entail making measurements, improving digital asset libraries, managing guidelines specific to imported goods, and continually improving our importing process. If you're into custom shirts & swag this is for you!
THE PERFECT CANDIDATE
Do you love apparel and swag...and using your sweet technical skills to build out said items? Are you way into the details and skilled in Adobe Illustrator, with an eye for trends and fashion, colors and fabrics? Are you based inUtah, Ohio or Arizona? We're looking for aTechnical Designer/Pattern Maker. You'll be a crucial piece in our constant goal of making the best shirts & swag ever.
Build out detailed templates for importing related items, ensuring the accuracy of details
Generate complete and detailed technical packages as needed for factories. Responsible for patterns, providing all measurements and constructional information
Build out a library of assets for internal design team that are on trend and accurately sized for existing templates, keep asset library up to date
Creation and management of guidelines for fabrics, standards, materials as needed
Communicate across teams to share new ideas, brainstorm trends, receive feedback from team members about templating, share ideas and information based on industry research
Collaborate with design team to ensure the design direction is clear and achievable
Work with Art Director and Import Manager to review proofs and provide necessary signoff
Review proofs for technical accuracy, while continuing to improve our templates as we go
Communicates potential issues in product development and deadlines and proactively looks for ways to resolve problems
Pro-actively research trends and the retail market
At least 1 year of experience in apparel or technical design
An understanding of apparel construction, material construction and properties related to fit
Solid working knowledge of textiles and experience creating tech packs
Expertise in the following: Textiles, pattern creation, grading, construction & pattern terminology
Patternmaking and grading experience
Understanding of production timelines, equipment and garment construction options
Bonus:Experience working with factories and know how to bridge the communication gap
Bonus:Experienced with sewing different styles of garments, stitch types
Proficient in MS Suite, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, ability to build technical sketches in Illustrator
Portfolio of work
Bachelor's Degree in apparel/fashion related program with technical/patternmaking emphasis or equivalent training combined with work experience