LF Americas is part of Li & Fung, the world’s leader in the design, development and sourcing of consumer goods. Headquartered in Hong Kong, with offices throughout Europe and the USA, Li & Fung provides a diverse and dynamic range of private label products across apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty, and many other divisions. Our LF Americas offices are located in New York City.
Our American Apparel division is a category and collection leader. From basic essentials to collections to fast fashion, we design, source and distribute a diverse and exciting range of products for leading retailers in North America. Menswear, ladieswear or swimwear or knitwear, we do it all. Working hand-in-hand with our customers, we offer a unique bespoke creative service. Our passion for what we do and our ability to create high quality, innovative designs combined with state-of-the-art manufacturing enable us to create products that truly resonate with consumers in our American markets. In the fast moving world of fashion, consumers want clothes that are on trend, well-made and affordable. By partnering with us, retailers can offer them exactly that.
We are seeking an experienced CAD Designer in our New York City office.
The CAD Designer supports the design team in the seasonal design development process by creating and rendering design concepts into CAD designs, and working with the Design Director and manufacturing partners to ensure accurate execution.
Strategy & Innovation • Partner with Design to develop, test and pilot tools that ease workflow, resolve user issues and enhance CAD work products; collaborate with design team to devise, implement and adjust CAD procedures for maximum efficiency within seasonal design development process. Create embroideries and screen prints. Design prints, make repeats and colorways.
Operations & Results • Partner with designers, under guidance of Design Director, to understand and design into approved seasonal concepts, colors and line plans; leverage most current CAD methods to achieve desired aesthetics in knit and woven applications, painterly techniques and accurate construction qualities • Ensure assigned CAD work is presentable for key meetings and mill-ready for submission by calendar targets. • Establish, manage and ensure maintenance of current CAD standard procedures for file naming conventions, directory structure, archiving, color matching, Ai/Spec connectivity, and on-line submission process to production partners; manage appropriate storage and maintenance of CAD files
Customers & Relationships • Manage communications between CAD and internal/external working partners, including color, design, merchandising, fabric research and development, overseas offices, technology vendors, print studios and IT to provide necessary CAD services, troubleshooting and resolution of CAD-related support issues • Manage all incoming CAD issues; troubleshoot problems and document resolution; support CAD development by providing user testing and pilot coordination, where applicable
Leadership & Teams • Contribute positively to team dynamic and manage up where necessary • Attract, develop and retain talent
Good eye of details and able to use different techniques in a print.