Footwear Designer

Mac Duggal
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted 8 hours ago
Other

JOB SUMMARY

The footwear designer will initiate concepts each season that are fashion driven and reflective of the creative vision at  Mac Duggal. The candidate must be organized & detail oriented, proactive and adaptable to shifting priorities. The Designer will be a part of a dynamic, creative environment where they will collaborate with talented designers and cross-functional partners in the business.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Creates sketches and product prototypes throughout the conceptual design process.
  • Partner with design team to develop and refine seasonal concept, materials, hardware, and color palette for footwear collections.
  • Responsible for timeline adherence; ensure all design cards are completed accurately and delivered to product development on time; ensure all prototypes are available for product presentation and finalization.
  • Responsible for upholding design integrity, high quality execution, and timeliness throughout the entire development process from concept through engineering and commercialization.
  • Partners cross-functionally with Merchandising and Product Development team on regular basis.
  • Participates in meetings with cross-functional category partners.
  • Partnering with colleagues and factories overseas
  • Ability to work on multiple seasons at one time
  • Adhere to seasonal and time and action calendars, ensuring that the category meets deadlines

EDUCATION & PRIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED

  • Degree in Fashion Design or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 5 years of footwear design experience working for a luxury brand
  • Must provide digital portfolio of work
  • Strong working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to sketch both technical drawings and freeform renderings
  • Experience developing product directly with factories; understanding of development from concept through engineering
  • Understanding of materials, hardware, leather, and footwear construction required
  • Must be able to build all tech packs and pass specs in a detailed, organized and clear manner for factory prototype sample making

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