Lead Patternmaker, Leather Goods
Shinola - Detroit, MI

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Interprets design sketches and specifications into patterns and soft goods samples utilizing leather and mixed materials.

Products include: watch straps, handbags, travel bags, wallets, belts, tech accessories, home and gift.

Roles & Responsibilities:
Meet with Design, Technical Design (Production), and Product Development to review new styles and materials in development, identify challenges, and collaborate on solutions.
Interpret design sketches into flat patterns.
Cut, prepare, and assemble mockups and samples from both man-made materials and leather.
Work within seasonal deadlines and promptly address urgent priorities.
Provide complete pattern sets, raw material lists, and documentation for hand-off from development to manufacturing.
Keep accurate files and records of patterns and styles developed.
Maintain proper use and care of equipment
Communicate daily with others in the organization, including email.

Excellent ability to grasp the Designer's vision.
Artistically captures the feeling expressed in a drawing into a finished sample.
Able to make patterns and samples from start to finish with own hands.
5-10 years pattern and sample making experience in high quality leather goods and soft goods fashion accessories: handbags, travel bags, wallets, belts, tech accessories.
Knowledgeable about various materials and alternative materials used in soft goods fashion accessories.
Able to find creative solutions to product construction challenges.
Creates samples utilizing methods of handwork, construction, and machinery which can be implemented in production.
Communicates and collaborates well with both Design and Engineering.
CAD pattern software skills preferred

Note : Shinola is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

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