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Senior Designer

DATE:  Jun 4, 2021
CITY:  New York
BRAND:  Camuto Group
REQ #:  117413
LOCATION NAME:  New York Design Studio
DEPARTMENT:  Design

Req #: 117413 
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.

 

VCS Group LLC d/b/a Camuto Group, New York, NY needs a Senior Designer – Private Label to

 

Trend: forecast, track, and interpret trends based on initial design direction from creative director & ed team; shop for new trend/construction inspiration; review and choose all constructions for the season with creative director.

 

Sketching: design thumbnails for upper and ornament design; sketch and ink designs; create all heel & outsole diagrams; cad design as needed (with assistance from design assistant); create mini-wall of sketches; present sketches directly to customer.

 

Specs: responsible for creating & maintaining specs in cg system; spec line in conjunction with seasonal direction and tie back to athletic portion of line; enter specs into draft spec system- maintain throughout season (with assistance from design assistant).

 

Reports: creation and maintenance of all design related reports (with assistance from design assistant); material; construction; ornament; Populate line plan with pictures.

 

Material development: work with cg China team & internal material team to source materials seasonally; work with athletic team and creative director to create seasonal color palette; send materials to China & track development; work with suppliers to continually source new, innovative materials.

 

Sample development: responsible for each seasons proto & lot sample development in its entirety; send design detail sketches to begin proto development; attend proto meetings with China team in CT; travel to China 4 xs per year to work on prototypes through to lot samples.

 

Market week: attend seasonal market weeks and various ad-hoc meetings for sample presentation

 

pre-production: attend shoe base meetings to comment on aesthetic & fit details; review line sheet details with sales team; insure corrections are made prior to upc set up; create and maintain pre-confirmation specs in cg system; check & communicate changes on confirmation specs; follow up on shoe base corrections as needed; follow up with customer on confirmations/comments/feedback; enter and maintain files in plm software (i.e cg system: hot on time).

 

Requires a bachelor’s degree with a design related focus, 2 years of experience in design in footwear industry, experience with private labels and dealing directly with customer, merchants, and buyers, ability to sketch by hand and cad design, knowledge of footwear components, technical corrections, and global/domestic sourcing of materials, proficiency in Microsoft office suite, adobe photoshop and illustrator, portfolio must include womens footwear (dress/evening).

Must be willing to travel to Columbus, OH about 4 times a year and must be willing to travel internationally to Dongguan, China about 4 times a year.

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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