We are looking for a fresh and edgy commercial footwear designer to bring something new to our Mens' footwear design team. You'll be tasked with delivering commercial footwear designs, in line with the Dr Martens Core Values as well as:
- Quality product design - Design footwear to briefs with innovative and commercial concepts relevant to Dr Martens and work to tight FOB’s and margins
- Design Market Trends/Conceptual Research:
Create trend, material and colour presentations on boards and in document form, for seasonal product reviews, meetings and presentations
Conduct market research at retail and trade shows and through any other innovative medium/platform in order to communicate effectively to the team
- Development of Prototypes/Samples:
Work closely with the development team to create prototypes that meet with deadlines required on Design/Product calendar.
Liaise and work with the development team and supplier factories mainly in Asia.
- roduct Presentation:
Create product presentations (internal and external) from concept to final review on all delegated projects.
Present seasonal concepts and articulate product information to the business.
Prepare materials and samples for presentations (minimum twice per year)
Proven experience working as a footwear designer for a relevant brand.
Strong hand drawn and digital design skills
Understanding of footwear construction processes
Expert user of Adobe illustrator, Mac OS, Adobe creative suite, Photoshop and InDesign.
Great communication skills and comfortable working closely with other departments
Flexible and adaptable - happy to work to tight deadlines in a fast paced environment.
Professional, but authentic and Fearless!
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It’s never just a job at Dr. Martens. It’s a way of life. We live and breathe our Fundamentals - INTEGRITY. PROFESSIONAL. PASSIONATE. TEAM PLAYERS. They define who we are and how we get the job done. We believe each role is as unique as the person who does it.