Design Posted 10 days ago

Footwear Designer

TypeJob, Full time
Career levelIntermediate
LocationCramlington, United Kingdom
Required skills
  • Fashion
  • Fashion Design
  • CAD
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Communication
  • Graphic Design

An exciting opportunity to join our design team has arisen; we are looking to recruit a Footwear Designer. The position is full-time at our Northumberland HQ, however we would also be open to freelance candidates.


Key responsibilities:

  • To conduct seasonal research, trend analysis, and to create mood boards.
  • To develop and design market focused footwear, in line with the brand aesthetic.
  • To design with a strong awareness of price architecture, margins and market pricing.
  • Creation of product specification and technical packs/size charts.
  • To undertake product fitting and sample amendments.
  • Production management from sampling to production, working in line with critical path and deadlines; liaising with factories and negotiating pricing.
  • Factory visits and fabric sourcing trips.




  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a similar role.
  • Fashion Design Degree or similar.
  • Previous Production Management experience.
  • An excellent technical understanding of garment design, fabrication and fit.
  • Excellent knowledge of our market sector.
  • Strong CAD, excellent Photoshop and Illustrator skills.
  • Strong, clear and competent communication skills, specifically by email.
  • Confidence, self motivation and excellent trend awareness.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Experience using spreadsheets: Excel / Numbers.
  • Graphic design interest and experience a bonus.




  • Fun, fast-paced, creative environment.
  • Competitive salary to skill level and location with potential overtime bonus.
  • Generous staff allowance and discount.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Team outings and events.
  • Regular pay reviews
  • Free fresh fruit, snacks and drinks


Due to the high volume of applications we cannot respond to all submissions. If you’ve not heard from us within 1 week unfortunately on this application you have not been successful.