Senior Athletic Footwear Designer
Mid-West based retailer is looking for a Sr Athletic Footwear Designer!
This brand is about championing women to live their best, most interesting lives. Looking for an experienced designer who’s passionate about delivering creative and innovative footwear designs.
We seek people who:Create and detail product lines, marrying trend, brand and merchandising requirements for each season Identify current and future trends by partnering with outside design services, attending shows and shopping major markets domestically and internationally Collaborate with internal teams to bring a consistent look, feel and strategy into brand consumer stories Participate in line planning and product calendar creation, ensuring efficiency and speed-to-market while maximizing continuous merchandising opportunities Provide support and design direction for associate designers
Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree in Design or related field 8+ years design and brand-building experience in footwear or fashion Strong sketching ability Experience leading teams through the design process, while inspiring creativity and innovation Ability to provide strong attention to detail and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment Experience in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign & Photoshop preferred CAD experience preferred Experience with Sports Construction Commercial Mindset 3D experience is huge plus