100% fashion Staff with care

Footwear Designer

New York, NY 10018

Posted: 06/11/2019 Job Category: Design, Footwear Designer Job Number: 111370

Job title:  Footwear Designer

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • Create and manage timely execution of tech/design packages ensuring all level of detail is accurate
  • Collaborate and clearly communicate with production and design teams to ensure design objectives are reflected in the creation and execution of the product
  • 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
  • International travel as required. Attendance at tradeshows and events may also be required as directed

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • 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

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