Footwear Designer 9647

Los Angeles, California

Start 08/10/2022

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Leading Footwear and Accessories brand is seeking a Footwear Designer to work within the design process to create innovative, unique footwear styles and color updates while bringing a fresh perspective in trend and innovation to help increase consumers in new and existing markets. An understanding of the current and future

Leading Footwear and Accessories brand is seeking a Footwear Designer to work within the design process to create innovative, unique footwear styles and color updates while bringing a fresh perspective in trend and innovation to help increase consumers in new and existing markets.

An understanding of the current and future consumers and footwear materialization is essential. The ideal candidate will have clear communication skills and work with other designers on various projects to meet key milestones in the product calendar such as seasonal trends, silhouettes, materializations, color palettes and more. This role is also integral in collaborating with the Merchandisers, Product Developers, and Materials Managers as part of the whole footwear development process. 

  • Creating color CADs- Create & manage prints for all footwear collections across all genders for inline footwear products. Design/Engineer product that remains true to brand identity. Innovate, design, and CAD creation with target price point and consumer in mind.
  • Creating Tech Packs – create technical specifications for uppers, outsole and trims
  • Researching Trends - Maintain knowledge of global product design, fashion market trends, technology, and graphics - particularly in lifestyle markets and brands. Research trends in the marketplace globally and create trend boards in tandem with the entire Design team for the two selling seasons. Present trends with the Design team to the larger organization which includes but is not limited to the CEO, CMO, Merchandising, Product Development, Retail and Wholesale teams.
  • Presenting collections – Present designs from sketches to pullovers to the Merchandise and Sales teams. Present to and collaborate with external Licensing Partnerships teams of Merchandisers and Marketing to ensure fulfillment of brand requirements, managing the designs from conception to approval.
  • Market Shop – research market relevant brands at retail and Ecomm platforms and share insights with the Design and Merchandise team


Requirements:

  • Strong skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, and hand sketching needed with CAD experience as well Experience in branding, graphics and print design would be a plus.
  • Adobe suite: Illustrator, Photoshop         
  • Intermediate (3-5 yrs)