Footwear Designer

Fourth Floor
New York, NY, USA
Posted 1 day ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion

Responsibilities

  • Applies research to specific designs. In partnership with Design Director, makes decisions on coloring the line (applying materials and colors).
  • Communication with overseas development teams including leather and fabric teams. Spec development and management.
  • Apply seasonal brand direction, market research, trend insight, and knowledge to interpret business to select materials, and actively creates and presents new innovative concepts.
  • Develop and create illustrations and technical drawings for new design concepts and digital renderings of materializations in Photoshop and Illustrator, detailing concept, materials, and development specifications based on brand design guidelines.
  • Manage and drive multiple design projects from conceptualization to finished product adhering to calendar deadlines while completing digital template guidelines.
  • Review prototypes in a timely manner and update tech packs to reflect agreed upon changes and modifications.
  • Collaborate with the production team to design products within specific pricing and market segment goals.
  • Prepare and present design projects, clearly communicating design vision.
  • Collaborate with and support peers and sales teams to ensure season runs smoothly.
  • Proactively anticipate how to manage design deadline in order to meet critical dates.

Qualifications

  • Ability to use market research, trends and industry knowledge to participate in upcoming design meetings
  • Must be a team player, exhibiting strong communication skills and flexibility
  • Strong organizational, time management and prioritization skills, attention to detail and accuracy
  • Professional demeanor and customer service oriented
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite; Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Ability to sketch, CAD and understand foundational design elements

If this sounds like a good fit, please submit your resume for consideration!

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