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Footwear Designer

Role: Footwear Designer
Brand: DC Shoes
Location: Huntington Beach, USA
Summary: The Footwear Designer will contribute to the creation of industry leading, innovative product designs that appeal to the target consumer/demographic. The Footwear Designer will lend both creative and practical support to the Global Footwear Design Manager while working in conjunction with global footwear product management team, to ensure design strategy, line architecture, global brief and margin goals are met. 


  • Skilled at fast paced 2d sketching and Adobe Illustrator generated line art.
  • Understanding of current footwear market trends, and a strong desire to innovate.
  • Research current trends; crafting new product ideas as it pertains to skateboarding footwear, lifestyle footwear, and snowboard boots.
  • Highly proficient in all applications relating to design (Adobe Creative Suite, Acrobat Pro, Keynote, Power point, Microsoft Office).
  • Ability to create visual presentations and assist with seasonal creative/design briefs, mood boards and trend reports.
  • Comprehends footwear construction and can deliver detailed and informative Tech Packs.
  • Update Tech Packs, manage file handling and organize file sharing.
  • Responsible for design details from cad line art to completion of Tech Packs.
  • Input design data into PLM (i.e. color palette, uploading of Tech Packs, construction details, etc…).
  • Participate in footwear test fittings and review product details to ensure product execution meets the design aesthetics as well as commercially acceptable quality standards.
  • Work closely with product managers and developers to ensure the designs are executed correctly and correspond to the regional requests.
  • Review all details on prototypes with product management team. Share responsibility with the product management team for final product result.