Associate Designer, Footwear

Fila Usa | New York, Ny

Date listed

1 month ago

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Job description

Departmental Overview

Fila's footwear design team is based in NYC. We create athletic footwear for all genders and a variety of activities in a fast-paced environment. We are a small team and create footwear on a seasonal basis with input from sales, marketing, and production, to address various trade channels and price points.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

To create footwear including material and color stories for various markets and categories for the FILA label.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBITLITIES:

• Footwear Product Creation – From ideation to product creation, work with footwear team to develop market-relevant product for the Fila range.
• Apparel Liaison – Work with apparel design to ensure that footwear and apparel seasonally create cohesive product.
• Communicate creative strategies to internal and external audiences.
• Finalize tech packages and proactively follow the execution of all product details through the product process.
• Clearly communicate all changes required to product samples to development counterparts.
• Act as a consumer expert for the design team, always applying consumer insights into all product and designs and design strategies.
• Ensure manufacturability, cost / margins, and merchandising needs to meet category and /or brand goals.
• Work closely with design and product management teams to apply trend-right materials and colors to heritage product.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

• Computer literate using Macintosh design applications. Extensive PC knowledge using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and basic Office apps.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Exceptional design capabilities – from ideation, to drawing, to sketching, to color theory, to materials.
• Accustomed to working in a highly dynamic and changing environment.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS:

• BA in Industrial Design or Footwear Design.
• 1-2 years relevant experience.

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