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Footwear Designer

Company: Calson Investment LTD
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Footwear Designer, Global Product Development Who we are looking for:You are passionate about design, the footwear industry, and product creation. You are highly skilled with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and have experience with product creation. You excel at translating market trends and abstract ideas into fully realized products. Through collaboration and employing your technical skills, you overcome design and manufacturing challenges. If you are creative, detail oriented, possess strong communication skills, driven, love footwear, and highly skilled in design, then we would love to talk to you! - - What you will do:As a Footwear Designer, you will use your skills and creativity to drive product creation in all design phases from ideation to manufacturing. You will use digital tools to create on-trend footwear concepts and technical diagrams to effectively communicate design intent. You will collaborate with the Global Product Development teams to assist in conceptualization and development of new product. You will communicate with Sales Leads regarding product execution. Additionally, you will be responsible for maintaining accurate product spec sheets and communicating clear expectations with our global developers. As a member of a global team, it will be important to maintain an organized workflow by keeping track of physical samples, material swatches, showrooms, and digital files. - What you bring:

  • 1-3+ years of direct experience in footwear or related field
  • Bachelor's Degree in Design/Fashion preferred or equivalent experience:
  • (online courses/strong portfolio/internship/freelance work)
  • Proficient with the Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office
  • Mastery of Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Strong work ethic focused on collaboration and communication
  • Advanced design skills with regards to outsole constructions and upper pattern work
  • Highly skilled in print creation and CAD procedures
  • Strong understanding of duty rulings, material properties, and costing
  • Ability to identify market trends based on in-person and virtual shopping
  • Great at communicating and presenting complex ideas
  • Capable of working independently while maintaining shared company records
  • Experience using PLM systems
  • Proficiency in Procreate is preferred
  • 3D design, modeling, and rendering skills are a bonus
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally - What we offer:
    • Full-Time
    • Health Benefits
    • Paid Time Off (PTO) and paid holidays
    • Retirement plans, 401k contributions
    • Professional development through various educational resources
    • Hybrid on/off-site work environment allows the freedom to work from home

Keywords: Calson Investment LTD, St. Louis , Footwear Designer, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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