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Design Director

New York, NY 10018

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

Company: Well known, reputable footwear brand

Location: New York, New York

Title: Design Director


  • Responsible for development and design of line(s), detail spec sheets for prototypes, lots and confirmations from concept to final execution.
  • Track development of confirmations and update spec sheets as needed. 
  • Maintain and update line sheets, material recaps and sample requests.
  • Coordinate with overseas office, ordering materials, approving materials and supervising sample lot production
  • Select colors, materials, linings and ornamentation for individual styles.
  • Responsible for prototype corrections, correcting ornaments, correcting colors/leathers.
  • Overseas travel to conduct technical corrections to last and constructions from first prototype to confirmation and approval samples. 
  • Work with technicians to make confirmation base corrections. 
  • Maintain knowledge of fashion trends, shop market, attend trend meetings and leather shows.
  • Work with design team to create moods for the season (color palettes, prints, materials etc.)
  • Prepare design presentations and present line to buyers.


  • Min 5  Years Experience within contemporary, trend driven footwear brands
  • Sketching abilities mandatory

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