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Senior Designer, Vince Camuto Footwear

DATE:  Sep 24, 2021
CITY:  New York
BRAND:  Camuto Group
REQ #:  120810
LOCATION NAME:  New York Design Studio
DEPARTMENT:  Design

Req #: 120810 
Location Name: New York Design Studio 
Department: Design 

 

Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. The company 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. The Camuto Group owns licensing rights for the Jessica Simpson® footwear business, and footwear and handbag licenses for Lucky Brand® and Max Studio®. In partnership with a joint venture with Authentic Brands Group, Designer Brands also owns a stake in Vince Camuto®, Louise et Cie®, Sole Society®, CC Corso Como®, Enzo Angiolini® and others. More information can be found at www.designerbrands.com.

 

General Summary

Designs innovative product true to the brand DNA. The Sr. Designer will manage the design process in a collaborative work environment translating knowledge of market trends into globally relevant, innovative, commercial designs. The Sr. Designer will develop and 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 and Responsibilities:

• Communicating and executing lineplans based on Leader direction.

• Research practical footwear trends; lasts, toe shapes, constructions, materials, colors, systems and details by shopping markets, websites, trend sites. Applying these ideas to the design of the collection.

• Responsible for execution of design; Building constructions to the lineplan, applying upper designs to the constructions, building out the collection.

• Uses understanding of brand aesthetics and executing in design to create development direction on new materials and colors and applys those materials and colors to the styles (*Specing line)

• Works with the Design Director to build a workflow for the team to execute the designs.

• Manages the ordering of materials and components.

• Applys seasonal brand direction, market research, trend insight, and knowledge to select materials, create and present new innovative concepts

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

• Accountable for reviewing 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 guidelines

• 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

• Coaches and develops assistant or associate designer if applicable

 

Required Skills:

Required Skills:

• 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

 

 

 

Experience:

• 7+ years related footwear design experience.

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

 

 

Education:

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Designer Brands believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities.  We do not discriminate against any protected class including race, color, religion, religious creed, gender, sex, national origin, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (defined as genetic information or impairments related to cancer), ancestry, marital status, family care leave, military and veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or based on any protected category under federal, state, or local laws.  Designer Brands also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and associates with disabilities unless doing so creates an undue hardship, in accordance with all legal requirements. Any applicant requiring a reasonable accommodation during the application process or applicant who requires an accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job should request for accommodations by asking to speak with a Store Manager, District Manager, and Regional Director, or by contacting Human Resources at HR-DSW@dswinc.comDesigner Brands will work with the individual to attempt to identify a reasonable accommodation that will not impose an undue hardship on Designer Brands. For any inquiries related to the hiring process, please reach out to DSWTalentAcquisition@dswinc.com. © 2019 Designer Brands Inc. All rights reserved.


 

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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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