Mens Footwear Designer – West Yorkshire

Salary upto £28k dependant on experience

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced men’s footwear designer to join our client at an exciting point in its evolution to join our small team near Leeds city centre to work with both branded and own label footwear.

We are looking for a person who:

– has creative yet commercial eye to design
-understands market, current trends and brand identity
-has great hand drawing skills and presentation skills.
-has ability to design styles according to the brief and design direction.
-understands footwear construction, materials and can develop styles by completing technical packs, specifications, check pullovers and liaise with Far East factories. Knowledge of designing outsoles and components is a plus.
-has excellent computer skills on Apple Mac platform, Adobe Creative Suite 2018 (particularly Adobe Illustrator) and Microsoft Office.
-has passion for sport fashion and sneakers, experience designing and developing footwear for this market is a plus.
-is very organised, self-motivated and able to work under tight timelines.
-is willing to travel in UK and abroad a few times a year.

Interest and experience for product photography and photo editing skills advantageous.
Most importantly, contributing to the positive atmosphere in the office, you will be a true team player and willing to jump into the challenges and adapt in ever changing situations at this busy design department and quick to learn new skills and keen to take ownership in design, development and ad hoc office tasks.

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