Women's Footwear Designer - Frye

Work Location US-NY-New York

Specific Responsibilities



• Participates in field research to identify customer’s expectations; domestic shopping for trends and direction; online research for design concepts, material and hardware
• Manages the design direction and translates market input into innovative designs
• Contributes innovative design solutions
• Offers and share creative input with design teams
• Uses knowledge of costing and shoemaking to develop cost efficient product
• Demonstrates knowledge of different types of footwear, materials, leather finishes, pattern making, and the fitting of footwear
• Ability to design footwear line for specific target market from concept to market sample
• Understand and focus on specific customer and brand
• Develops and creates illustrations and technical drawings for new design concepts
• Responsible for design process from conceptualization to finished product including: sketching, technical specing, development, materials and costing
• Travel oversea to review product and participate on development process

Skills and Requirements


• Minimum of five years’ experience in luxury footwear design
• Must have the ability and experience to hand sketch footwear as well as have expertise in photoshop and illustrator
• Must have travel experience to oversea to review and work on product
• Possess a college degree, able to establish relationships with team members (both domestic and globally) and factories
• Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work in a fast pace environment

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