Archive for July, 2011

2011 Patagonia Alpine Gore-tex Intro

2011 Patagonia Super Alpine Jacket

The first season of the collaborative design and development efforts of FYi and Patagonia will be hitting retail next month. The 2011 Super Alpine represents the pinnacle of Gore-tex outerwear construction in the form of an Alpine Climbing jacket. We pushed the limits of virtually every construction detail, and then distilled everything down to the simplest possible execution. Fit and ergo’s were also the focus of exceptional effort.

We patterned and built the first generation prototypes in-house at FYi. Followed by multiple development trips between Pemberton and Ventura. We even traveled to Viet Nam with members of the Patagonia design and development team to introduce and help commercialize all the details for production at the factory. Full props to the entire FYi/Patagonia development team for all the hard work that went into achieving one of the best garments to hit the market in years!

Contact PATAGONIA for more information.


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Technical Product Developer for hire at FYi

FYi Design is an advanced product design & development company based in Pemberton, B.C. Canada. FYi is a leading design house in technical outerwear development and industrial design of footwear, backpacks and consumer electronics accessories.

***Update Sept.1, 2011; THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED.***

FYi is seeking a new brilliant member to our small and talented team. We’re looking for a technical developer body with a focus on the full spectrum of the product development process. This position would include creating extensive manufacturing specifications in Adobe Illustrator along with Excel BOMs and any other data capture and formatting for each product we design. The technical developer will also participate in prototype reviews and assist with formatting comments and client / factory communication. It’s important to be self motivated, work well under pressure, and work well in either a team environment, or working independently.

We want you to have a passion for technical products and design. We want you to be driven, dedicated, super organized, excellent communicator, and a good multi-tasker with a knowledge and understanding of technical product materials and construction. Must be super competent in Adobe Illustrator with a good eye for graphic layout, and have a minimum 3 years experience in the technical garment industry.

FYi is a small team working on a broad spectrum of large, challenging projects. We pride ourselves in being very good at what we do. We have very high expectations of ourselves and every member of our team. This is an opportunity to be living in the mountains of B.C. while being part of an extraordinary design & development team.

If you are ready to rise to the occasion, and are excited by this opportunity, please forward your resume and cover letter in pdf format to