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Footwear Designer, Private Label

DATE:  Apr 29, 2021
CITY:  New York
BRAND:  Camuto Group
REQ #:  116193
LOCATION NAME:  New York Design Studio

A Designer is a passionate leader with the creative ability to design innovative product true to the brand DNA. The Designer will manage the design process in a collaborative work environment translating knowledge of market trends into globally relevant, innovative, commercial designs. The Designer will develop and then implement designs that capture new markets, increase consumer demand, and deliver on the design assignment from the product team in a timely manner.


Reports to: Design Director 


Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

• Apply seasonal brand direction, market research, trend insight, and knowledge to interpret business to select materials, and actively creates and presents new innovative concepts

• Develop and create illustrations and technical drawings for new design concepts and digital renderings of materializations in Photoshop and Illustrator, detailing concept, materials, and development specifications based on brand design guidelines

• Manage and drive multiple design projects from conceptualization to finished product adhering to calendar deadlines while completing digital template guidelines

• Review prototypes in a timely manner and update tech packs to reflect agreed upon changes and modifications

• Collaborate with the production team to design products within specific pricing and market segment goals

• Create and manage timely execution of tech/design packages ensuring all level of detail is accurate

• Collaborate and clearly communicate with production and design teams to ensure design objectives are reflected in the creation and execution of the product

• Prepare and present design projects, clearly communicating design vision

• Collaborate with and support peers and sales teams to ensure season runs smoothly

• Proactively anticipate how to manage design deadline in order to meet critical dates

• International travel as required. Attendance at tradeshows and events may also be required as directed


Required Skills & Competencies: 

• Ability to use market research, trends and industry knowledge to participate in upcoming design meetings

• Must be a team player, exhibiting strong communication skills and flexibility

• Strong organizational, time management and prioritization skills, attention to detail and accuracy

• Professional demeanor and customer service oriented

• Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite; Illustrator and Photoshop

• Ability to sketch, CAD and understand foundational design elements




• 3 – 5 years related footwear design experience.

• Experience in mass market and private label 

• Experience creating technical drawings, tech-packs, CADS and merchandising boards.



• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in footwear design, fashion or industrial design in order of preference.



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Why Choose A Career with Designer Brands?

Empowering associates and building strong teams poised to disrupt the retail and footwear landscape through positive change is at the core of who we are at Designer Brands.

  • Invested in helping our associates learn, develop, achieve and grow into strong leaders
  • Shared commitment to creating a culture fueled by engagement, excitement, optimism and fun
  • Dedicated to giving back and community involvement 

About Designer Brands:

Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. 

  • Designer Brands Inc. operates a portfolio of retail concepts in nearly 1,000 locations under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, The Shoe Company, and Shoe Warehouse brands and operates leased locations in the U.S through its Affiliated Business Group. 
  • Designer Brands designs and produces footwear and accessories through Camuto Group, a leading manufacturer selling in more than 5,400 doors worldwide. 












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