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Job Title: Technical Apparel Designer 

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Location: Remote

Company: PickleBali

About Us
PickleBali is a pioneering pickleball sports equipment and apparel brand based in Bali, Indonesia.

Mission: Our mission is to grow the sport of pickleball globally by reinvesting a portion of our income into initiatives that support aspiring pickleball players in developing countries. We offer premium, stylish, and unique sports and apparel products to a global audience, aiming to create opportunities and make a difference in the lives of athletes who lack the means to pursue their dreams.

What Problem(s) Does This Role Solve?

We are currently in the initial stages of developing our product lines, which include paddles, balls, apparel, bags, and accessories. Communicating effectively with manufacturers is crucial during this process. However, providing clear instructions can be challenging, often leading to prolonged sampling feedback loops and increased costs.

Currently, we only use a graphic designer and lack the experience in design to effectively express our ideas in a way that manufacturers can understand. This results in numerous iterations, high sample costs, and long lead times before a product is ready for production.

To address this, we believe hiring a Technical Apparel Designer will be beneficial. This designer can create detailed tech packs for both new and existing products, helping us reduce testing and sampling expenses. Moreover, someone with the skills and experience to visualize our ideas in 3D, communicate those ideas in detail down to the cut and materials, and contribute their own creative ideas will allow us to develop higher quality products faster and with less initial cost.

Role Overview:
As a Technical Apparel Designer at PickleBali, you will be responsible for creating detailed technical designs and tech packs for our apparel line. You will work closely with our team and manufacturers to develop high-quality products that meet our brand standards. Your role will involve designing innovative and functional sportswear that not only looks great but also performs well on the court.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design 2D and 3D mockups for clothing, sports equipment
  • Develop comprehensive tech packs for apparel, including 2D and 3D renderings, technical drawings, measurements, material specifications, and construction details.
  • Collaborate with the product development team to create designs that align with PickleBali’s brand identity and vision.
  • Source and select appropriate materials and fabrics, considering performance, durability, and aesthetics.
  • Communicate directly with overseas manufacturers to ensure clear understanding of design specifications and requirements.
  • Review and evaluate samples, providing detailed feedback and suggestions for improvements.
  • Iterate on designs based on feedback from internal reviews and testing, ensuring the final products meet quality standards.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and innovations in sports apparel design to bring fresh ideas and improvements to our product line.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design, Technical Design, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in technical apparel design, preferably in sportswear or activewear.
  • **Proficiency in 3D design tools (e.g., CLO 3D, Adobe Illustrator,  Browzwear,  Optitex, Marvelous Designer)**
  • Strong understanding of garment construction, pattern making, and textile properties.
  • Experience in creating detailed tech packs and communicating with manufacturers.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Passion for sports, particularly pickleball, is a plus.


  • Flexible remote work environment.
  • Opportunity to work with a dynamic and mission-driven team.
  • Be part of a brand that is making a positive impact on the global pickleball community.
  • Competitive compensation based on performance
  • An opportunity to flex your creative muscle and bring your ideas to reality

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to fill out the following form:


We will respond to only chosen applicants after a maximum of 14 days. Chosen applicants will be required to complete a technical assessment. After completing the technical assessment, only applicants the passed will be chosen to move on to the interview stage. Please do not apply if completing extra work after the application (technical assessment) is not something you are willing to do.

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