Designer - Private Label Women's Shoes (Jimlar)

US-NY-New York

Specific Responsibilities

  • Participates in field research to identify customer’s expectations; domestic and international travel for trends and direction; online research for design concepts, material and hardware.
  • Manages the design direction and translates market input into innovative designs.
  • Travels to enhance design trend/ knowledge.
  • Contributes design solutions.
  • Offers creative input for the design teams.
  • Uses knowledge of costing and shoemaking to develop cost efficient product.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of materials, pattern making, and the fitting of footwear.
  • Ability to conceptualize and design footwear line for specific target market.
  • Understand and focus on specific customer and brand.
  • Develops and creates illustrations and technical drawings for new design concepts.
  • Knowledge of materials, patterns, and footwear construction.
  • Responsible for design process from conceptualization to finished product. including: sketching, technical specing, development, materials and costing.

Skills and Requirements


  • Minimum of 8+ years experience in Footwear design in both Women's and Men's.
  • Must have the ability and experience to hand sketch footwear as well as have expertise in Photoshop and Illustrator.          
  • Possess a Degree in Fashion or Accessories Design.
  • Be able to establish relationships with team members (both domestic and globally) factories.
  • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Travel to Asia 4-6 times per year.

GBG USA Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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