Technical Designer

City of Industry, CA (CADC) - Full-time


At Hot Topic, we’re passionate about creativity and high performance. We're also passionate about Pop case you hadn't noticed. We are looking for a Technical Designer to join our team ensure our garments have consistent and amazing fit.   


  • Manage the technical product development process for a portion of, or an assigned product classification; working with Merchants, and Design Teams to establish the direction of the fit and garment details.
  • Create grading specs and garment measurements; developing and/or correcting patterns when necessary.
  • Track fit approval and sample process; organize fit samples received, including logging received samples and scheduling fitting; maintain Time & Action (T&A) sample log sheet.
  • Create fit comments; note all design and specs discrepancies prior to fittings; review all fit samples against design package to ensure all specifications and design details are adhered to.
  • Communicate daily with vendors, Merchants, Design, and Production teams for T&A and product execution.
  • Ensure that all company fit standards are upheld. 


  • 4-year college degree in fashion merchandising/design with a minimum of 4 years in technical design .
  • Previous retail or garment manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Strong computer skills including Adobe Illustrator, MS Word and Excel.
  • Basic understanding of fit, balance, and garment construction, fabrics and fabric performance.
  • Knowledge of fabrics, trims and sewing operations associated with standard product type.

Our company participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is a program that electronically confirms a candidate’s eligibility to work in the United States after completing the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9). The information provided on the Form I-9 is compared to the records contained in the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) databases. This helps employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of newly hired employees.