Senior Technical Designer

| New York, NY, USA
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Birdy Grey is a direct-to-consumer brand whose mission is to celebrate and elevate friendships during one of the most important milestones in a person's life: THE WEDDING.
Founded in 2017 by best friends Grace Lee (CEO & Founder) and Monica Ashauer (President & Co-Founder), Birdy Grey offers affordable bridesmaid dresses starting at $100, and fun gifts and accessories for everyone in the bridal party. Brides and bridesmaids alike count on Birdy Grey for their most important day-so much so that we've dressed over half a million bridesmaids (and counting) in less than 5 years.
POSITION: Technical Designer
REPORTS TO: Technical Design Director
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA (on-site)
Birdy Grey is looking for a Technical Designer with experience in women's dresses and separates experience to join our Product Development team. This role will require working in our DTLA studio, with some flexibility for remote. The Senior Technical Designer will demonstrate expertise and knowledge in fitting, apparel production concepts, practices, and procedures. The ideal candidate will have proven success in an Apparel/Garment construction and Manufacturing environment with a specific focus on women's dresses and separates. The Senior Technical Designer is responsible for a cross-functional position that interacts with both the creative and executive parts of the business. This role collaborates with the Technical Designers, Product Development team, and Production team and reports to the Director of Technical Design.

  • Possess a comprehensive understanding of fit in soft woven experience and dress experience desired, including patterns, construction techniques, sample evaluation, material assessment, workmanship, functionality, and production feasibility
  • Strive to enhance fit and quality by analyzing customer feedback, sales input, and staying informed about market competition
  • Lead and monitor the fit process, ensuring the desired fit is achieved, while maintaining close collaboration with the Design and product Development teams
  • Ability to successfully manage and communicate with overseas vendors, displaying strong communication skills to proactively resolve issues
  • Solid fitting experience with body forms and understanding of the importance of standard fit for consistent fit quality
  • Proficient in understanding the relationship between body form fitting and fit model fitting, with the ability to accurately calibrate visual assessments
  • Establish appropriate initial garment specifications in a proto tech pack, while also organizing and leading fittings with garment measurements and proactive review of potential fit issues in advance
  • Actively contributes as a team player, working closely with other team members to effectively manage the overall workload related to construction, fit, approvals, comments, timelines, and other relevant tasks
  • Accountable for efficient deadline management and effective communication of any encountered issues

EDUCATION: College degree required
Experience / Requirements

  • 5+ industry experience with-in Technical Design or Pattern Making
  • CLO 3D experience desired but not mandatory
  • Experience with eveningwear, or special occasion a plus
  • Proficiency in PC operation, Google Suites, MS office and Excel, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator software
  • Experience using a product development technical specification program (PDM, PLM, WFX etc).
  • Understanding of Technical Design process and product construction
  • Excellent interpersonal skills supporting a team environment
  • Must be willing to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with a sense of priority for deadlines and attention to detail
  • Ability to recognize and react to changing work demands
  • Ability to demonstrate proactive problems solving skills
  • Ability to physically work with garments and samples


  • Start-up experience - a plus!
  • Experience with bridal apparel

WHY BIRDY GREY: BENEFITS & PERKS (for eligible Full-Time Employees)

  • Competitive Compensation: Based on experience and performance + Annual Performance Bonus
  • Healthcare Benefits: 100% employer covered medical dental & vision plans, 50% spouse and dependent medical coverage + access to One Medical + Mental Health Benefits
  • Retirement: 401K with no waiting period
  • Generous PTO: Flexible Open PTO Policy + 11 paid holidays
  • Wellness: A monthly wellness day + $50 monthly wellness stipend + summer Fridays
  • Flexibility: Partial remote with a high level of autonomy and accountability + $50 monthly WIFI stipend
  • Employee Discount: Free bridesmaid dresses + 50% discounts on Birdy Grey products
  • Family Benefits: 3 months of paid parental leave
  • Purpose: Join in the success of a high-growth, 80% women, minority founded, early-stage startup by driving performance and building out new processes


  • Birdy Grey is #305 on Inc5000's List of Fastest Growing US Companies 2022
  • #22 on BuiltIn's Best Startups to Work for in LA
  • Be part of a company innovating the $75B+ US wedding market (IBISWorld, 2019)
  • Join a Women Founded Small Business blazing trails in the Bridal industry
  • Birdy Grey is making waves on BuzzFeed, The Knot, Brides, People, Allure, PopSugar, Bustle and more
  • Named #5 on LA's 50 Hottest Startups in 2020 by Pitchbook & Dot.LA
  • Customers can participate in Birdy Grey's giveback program with The Princess Project, a non-profit that provides prom dresses and accessories to teens in need

Additional InformationThe Lead Announces the 2021 Foremost 50 List: The Annual Power List of High-Growth D2C Brands
Cult-favorite bridal brand brings $99 bridesmaid dresses to one-day pop-up in Plano
My wedding party wore thse $99 bridesmaid dresses from Birdy Grey and everyone looked amazing, proving you don't need to make anyone spend $400 on a dress they'll wear once
Birdy Grey Instagram - @birdygrey
Birdy Grey is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
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Our New York team meets up once a quarter in different parts of New York City to work together as a team. You can find everyone else working weekly at their preferred coworking location!

An Insider's view of Birdy Grey

What are some social events your company does?

We have a bicoastal team, so we do monthly team building events, like a sushi-making virtual class and in-person happy hours and paint nights with local teams. We're also excited to begin incorporating philanthropy to bring everyone together for a cause! We'll be sponsoring and walking to support women's health and empowerment in the coming months.


Senior HR Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

My role is primarily focused on product activations on our site, an important project since we're a DTC brand! I coordinate with Content, Design, Merchandising, Ops, and Development to provide site support, upload assets and help ensure that the site is reflecting the products accurately. It's always exciting to see it all come together in the end!


Ecommerce Coordinator

What makes someone successful on your team?

Our product is engaging customers at an often stressful moment in their life. Our goal is provide them with an easy solution & an elevated experience. Approaching problems with an empathetic mindset is key for us. We find that a people-first focus allows our team to come up with creative technical solutions for both our customers and internal team.


Co-founder & COO

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

We're a pretty lean team, so everyone at the company has a direct line of access to myself and Monica, our COO. Our calendars are open and we're always accessible on Slack. We have weekly TBs with all of our teams, and we've recently introduced skip-levels so that junior team members have access to senior leadership.


Co-founder & CEO

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We have a very unique business model, which can pose some operational challenges. Our team is currently working on solutions to drive efficiencies across various teams, while also streamlining and automating the process as much as possible. It's a fun challenge for our team that allows us to think outside the box!

Tsung Wei

Associate Director of Operations

What are Birdy Grey Perks + Benefits

Birdy Grey Benefits Overview

Generous Healthcare Benefits: 100% employer covered medical & dental plans / 50% spouse and dependent medical coverage + 50% employee vision insurance + access to One Medical + Mental Health Benefits

Retirement Benefits: 401K with no waiting period

Paid Time Off: Rest and relax with unlimited Open PTO + 11 paid Holidays

Wellness Benefits: A monthly wellness day off, Classpass membership, a $50 monthly wellness stipend, Summer Fridays

WFH/Hybrid Flexibility: Partial remote with a high level of autonomy and accountability + $50 monthly WIFI stipend

Employee Discount: Free bridesmaid dresses + 50% discount on Birdy Grey products

Exciting Purpose: Join in the success of a high-growth, 80% women, early-stage startup by driving performance and building out new processes

Partners with nonprofits
We facilitate Birdy Grey bridesmaids to donate their gently worn bridesmaid dresses to The Princess Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides free dresses to teens in need for prom!
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Remote work program
Most of our team is hybrid remote. We require all employees to come in once a month to the LA or NY office. Some of our teams are full time in office, and everyone has the option to come in more!
Highly diverse management team
Birdy Grey was founded by 2 AAPI females, Grace Lee and Monica Ashauer. Our C-Suite is all women, and our company is majority women.
Mandated unconscious bias training
Hiring practices that promote diversity
We have a blind recruiting process in order to reduce bias for our Recruiters and Hiring Managers. We believe building a team of people from different backgrounds is key to success.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
100% coverage of Dental employee premium
Vision insurance
50% coverage of Vision employee premium
Health insurance
Aetna: 100% coverage of Medical employee premium / 50% spouse and dependent coverage + Access to One Medical
Wellness programs
On the last Friday of every month, Birdy Grey shuts down for a company Wellness Day. We also offer Summer Fridays and a monthly subscription to Holisticly, a wellness benefits platform.
Mental health benefits
We provide access to a Talkspace to support mental health.
Financial & Retirement
Begin contributing with no waiting period!
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave to all employees after 6 months.
Family medical leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Included in our Open PTO policy
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
We host monthly team dinners, activities, or virtual get togethers.
Company-sponsored happy hours
Fitness stipend
We offer access to a subsidized monthly Classpass membership.
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available

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