have the following opportunities available in the San
Francisco Bay Area. Please also contact us if you are
located in the greater Seattle, Vancouver, B.C. , Las
Vegas and Los Angeles metropolitan areas as we may be
recruiting talented designers, seamstresses and artisans
in your area. Your
location may also not be relevant.
Relationships may include
collaboration, designing, co-designing, co-marketing,
illustrating, subcontracting, reselling, sponsoring,
sales and other agreements, especially off-shore manufacturing
partners for mass production of certain items for corporate
accounts. Your location may not be relevant.
May work independently or have an
opportunity to manage a group of seamstresses and artisans.
Concept and costume designers must be able to do it
all from concept design to sewing on buttons, including
interacting with visual designers and corporate sales
on quotes and detailed costume and item descriptions.
You are responsible for everything from possibly a working
sketch to working with sales and clients about design
details. Concept and costume designers are responsible
for all stages of the prototype design and production
life cycles, sometimes purchasing, especially quality
assurance, possibly making a muslin mock-up, and making
certain the project gets finished on time, within budget
and exactly to measure and spec. Designers may conditionally
market their own designs and products on our web sites.
Your location may not be relevant
Must be able to do everything a designer
does but doesn't have as much experience. Your location
may be relevant
Drapes muslin fabric on dress form
to get shape of costume from rendering. Your location
may be relevant
Working with flat patterns (originals),
altering existing patterns, or grading patterns (different
sizes). Will also take the muslin from the draper and
clean-up to make paper pattern with notations, such
as the grain of fabric and directions. Some patterns
are sold. Your location may be relevant
Cuts the pattern for the actual
item fabric. All the parts and pieces (zipper, buttons,
interfacing, trim, etc.) must be there for the stitcher.
Your location may be relevant
Works on everything that is not a
sewn item, including plastics and metals, such as armor,
faux weapons, helmets, busts, mannequins, jewelry, masks
and dolls. Your location may not be relevant.
Works on everything in leather, such
as holsters and belts. Your location
may not be relevant.
Must be able to do some basic tailoring,
sew on any fabric type from leather to tissue weight
silk and lingerie. A background in theatre and bridal
alterations is helpful. No beginners please. Your location
may be relevant.
Recreate real boots or shoes
from pictures that can be worn as distinct from shoe/boot
covers or faux boots. Your location may not be relevant.
Recreate all kinds of headwear,
such as hats, bonnets, tiaras and crowns from pictures.
Your location may not be relevant.
Whenever possible we prefer
to use customer images on our web site. Since it's often
challenging getting good images, it may be desirable
to commission professional models and photographers
local to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Whenever possible we desire professional artists help
us win corporate and agency accounts. You will be working
on original designs with visual designers. The process
begins with black & white and coloured sketches
for the crucial first impression in often a long iterative
process until designs are approved for prototypes. Your
location may not be relevant.