Luxury Design House is hiring a Footwear Associate Designer/Design Coordinator! Incredible opportunity to have high visibility and learn from a very talented Sr. Designer.
Overview: Our Design and Development team is passionate about creating an innovative and beautiful product with a focus on handmade details and impeccable quality. With an ever-expanding customer base and brand visibility, this is a great opportunity to join our rapidly growing company. You must possess an obsessive eye for detail and a strong work ethic. You will collaborate with the design & development team on seasonal collections from concept through top of line production samples. A successful candidate will be able to prioritize and complete tasks independently, have excellent attention to detail, a strong sense of urgency, and will ensure that our processes are organized and administered effectively.
Approximate Salary: $65-75k
Requires 2-3 years Footwear Designer experience (ability to sketch, CAD, Tech packs, required)
Based in NYC
5 Days/week in office - working hours 9am-6pm
Reports into Director of Leather Goods and works closely under Sr. Design Consultant
Supports Sr. Design Consultant with sketches, CADS, presentation decks, tech packs, communicate fit notes to Licensor/Factory, etc
Manufacturing done in Europe
Conduct research on silhouettes, techniques, materializations, and trends based on direction from designer
Create and maintain design decks and presentation boards throughout the development for all seasons
Create and update, CADs, and tech packs
Attend all fittings, actively participating in the process with the designer. This includes, taking photos, creating mock ups, pulling references, and detailing fit comments.
Prepare detailed, technical correction comments to send to the factory at each sample stage.
Manage material approvals from 1st proto through TOP stages
Responsible for sample & material organization which includes receiving and sending packages, photographing samples & design details, filing material submits and approvals, maintaining materials library etc.
Manage line sheet and design intent creation each season.
Maintain sample closet, ensuring samples are stored & shipped properly
Key role in runway/lookbook preparation; including but not limited to packing/unpacking of samples, maintaining showroom organization, creating accessories board for “looks” allocations, assist with sample fixes and alterations, dresser backstage at runway show etc.
Travel when needed to work directly with the factories on development and production
Desired Skills and Experience Requirements:
2+ years work experience in footwear design and development
Knowledge of construction, fit and technical components for footwear
Experience working directly with factories in Europe virtually and in person
Proficiency in Adobe inDesign, Adobe Photoshop & Microsoft Excel
Flexibility to work on multiple projects simultaneously
Exceptional organizational skills and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
Able to work collaboratively as a team player within the department and cross functional teams
Self-starter personality; driven by deadlines with a high sense of urgency