Sr. Footwear Designer, Women's

Role Title:
Sr. Footwear Designer, Women's
Location:
Needham, MA
Job Advert Description

The Senior Designer has 10+ years of experience in footwear design and a proven record of creating innovative and compelling footwear products for a target consumer in alignment with seasonal strategies and brand initiatives.  Possessing a high level of technical skill, the Senior Designer is experienced with multiple shoe constructions, materials and processes and is ready to tackle projects of all levels of difficulty. Possessing the ability to work independently, the Senior Designer can be relied upon to complete projects with little or no supervision, on time and according to brand strategies.  The opportunity for growth is available as the Senior Designer proves their ability to mentor less experienced Designers and take the lead on and manage key projects from concept to fruition.

 

Clarks. Authenticity, Craft, Style.

Do you have a passion and talent for design, appreciate quality and craft, with an eye on the future?  If so, Clarks is looking for you!

With a heritage spanning over 200 years, Clarks exudes authenticity, fusing craft and innovation in a relevant, unconstrained, imaginative and contemporary way.  We’re continuously reinventing legendary iconic styles while creating fresh innovative designs to remain relevant in an ever-changing world.

The Senior Designer has 10+ years of experience in footwear design and a proven record of creating innovative and compelling footwear products for a target consumer in alignment with seasonal strategies and brand initiatives.  Possessing a high level of technical skill, the Senior Designer is experienced with multiple shoe constructions, materials and processes and is ready to tackle projects of all levels of difficulty.

 

The Role

You’ll create forward-thinking designs for the Clarks Women’s Team exploring new categories and constructions, reaching consumers around the globe.

Working in partnership with the Clarks Women’s Team, you’ll assist in creating market and trend-relevant design briefs and help set seasonal creative direction.

Your designs will express the heritage of Clarks while evolving the brand for the next 200 years.  Each season, you’ll create innovative new constructions and silhouettes amplified through materials, color and detail.  You’ll be responsible for seeing your designs from initial concept to final sample sign-off..

 

A Bit About You

Along with your proven creative ability and forward-thinking attitude, you have a degree in design and at least 10 years of practical experience working in a footwear design environment. You have a genuine passion for design, and strong illustration and visual communication skills.  Proven ability in Adobe Creative Suite is key.

Knowledge of footwear construction is critical, as is attention to detail and understanding of materials, processes and costing. You have experience building product to a target cost.

Comfortable working to deadlines, you’ll be able to manage your time extremely well and know how to prioritize your workload.

The team culture at Clarks allows you to work with people across different job functions so you will have lots of opportunity to share your opinions and receive constructive feedback.

This is an exciting time to be at Clarks as we look to the future and stake our claim.  If you want to be a part of the evolution of the brand, we’d love to hear from you!

 

We'd love to see examples of your work, so please include your portfolio and/or links to your personal website with your application.

 

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