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Product, Creative & Marketing

Footwear Designer (Mid-weight)

Dr. Martens is a globally recognisable and culturally influential British brand, with over 60 years of rich heritage. As brand custodians, we are lucky to work for a dynamic, thriving, and ethical business, with people from diverse backgrounds, who bring their true selves to work, and where anyone can grow their career.

We are guided by three core values that are at the heart of everything we do: be yourself, act courageously, and show you care. They make us who we are and inspire us to push boundaries, embrace our individuality, and stand up for what's right.


Our Design team is growing and we’re looking for a Footwear Designer to join our Originals team, to work with our iconic product, to embrace the heritage as well as prepare these valuable icons for the future of Dr. Martens.

Designed for industry. Championed through music. Our Originals were first built decades ago and have become iconic through our many wearers. Renowned for their durability, the collection includes boots, shoes and loafers which stay true to our heritage and DNA


We are looking for a talented mid-weight Footwear Designer to deliver compelling footwear designs, in-keeping with Dr Martens Core Values which address the seasonal briefs.

As our Footwear Designer you will be responsible for:

· Compelling footwear designs that deliver on the commercial briefs that innovate the current status quo. You will be creating concepts that embody the Dr Martens DNA and move the brand forward.

· Creating inspiration, material, and colour presentations, for seasonal product reviews and design meetings. You will present to your peers in design as well as cross-functionally.

· Working with the development team to create prototypes that meet with deadlines for the brand calendar. You will liaise with the development team and supplier factories to ensure your designs are realised in alignment with your tech packs.

· Creating product presentations from concept to final review on all projects within your workload and will present seasonal concepts and articulate product information to the team when required.

· Preparing materials and samples for presentations which occur twice annually.


We live and breathe our core 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.

Put simply, for this role the key things we’re looking for are:

· Strong experience in footwear design ideally for a Lifestyle brand with an impressive design portfolio to match.

· Strong design and illustration skills whether that be hand drawn and/or digital.

· Proven ability to work to a brief and translate designs into production ready designs.

· Good working knowledge of footwear constructions and manufacturing processes.

· Experience of working with factories and suppliers and able to travel when necessary.

· Working knowledge of current Mac OS and Adobe Creative Suite including Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.

· Strong communication skills and experience interacting cross functionally.

· Excellent time management and organisational skills to work in a fast-paced environment.

· Nice to-have’s – experience with 3D software such as Blender and/or Rhino and experience working with a PLM system.


· Hybrid working

· Welcome to the family free pair of Docs

· 65% off all Docs

· Award-winning ‘Buy As You Earn’ Dr. Martens share plan

· Private healthcare

· A dedicated culture team

· 2 paid volunteer days per year

· Amazing Camden based offices with roof terrace overlooking the canal

Are you ready to fill your boots? Apply now.

At Dr. Martens, we are committed to creating an environment in which we can all be our best and bring our authentic selves to work. We encourage applications, regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, veteran status, or disability. Diverse and inclusive teams have a positive impact on our brand; helping us to speak authentically to our consumers.

We strive to develop a business where our people can thrive and feel empowered to express themselves. Because we believe everyone should feel supported and included whatever their role in the Dr. Martens community.

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