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Designer I- Hush Puppies

Designer I- Hush Puppies

Brand/Group 
Hush Puppies
Job Locations 
US-MI-Rockford
Job Function 
Product
Min. Exp.(Yrs) 
2
Type 
Full Time

More information about this job

Overview

Hush Puppies

Hush Puppies is the go-to footwear, accessory and apparel brand that delivers the right mix of timeless style, dependable comfort and quality.  Since 1958, the brand has defined authentic casual style for generations of consumers around the world.  Today, Hush Puppies is the favorite shoe for all who embrace the lighthearted spirit and modern style of this iconic brand – represented by our lovable basset hound! With over 17 Million pairs sold every year in over 165 countries around the world, Hush Puppies has become more than a global brand, it's a household name and a cultural icon!  We invented casual style, you make it your own. Hush Puppies.

 

GENERAL FUNCTION

Under the direction of the design team creates and designs new footwear by conceptualizing and providing ideation sketches, material specifications, and outsole details taking into consideration market trends and following product development time line goals.

Responsibilities

PRIMARY DUTIES

  1. Researches market and fashion trends to formulate the direction of new designs.
  2. Work with Design Management, Product Development and Marketing personnel to collaborate on design projects and to maximize effectiveness.
  3. Design footwear ideation drawings and final renderings for approval.
  4. Performs corrections on prototypes and all subcomponents to ensure high quality samples are available to the sales team and customers.
  5. Provides limited technical follow-up on all ongoing programs in process.
  6. Organizes and prepares designer specifications and product information to provide for the timely and efficient development process.
  7. Creates complete tech drawings and design packages working closely with PD team.
  8. Create cad’s for visual communication of ideas at each milestone meetings for in line and smu products, to gain signoff for development.
  9. Work with product design and development team members to create product specification packages including line art. Color and material specs and blueprints.
  10. Assist in the creation and development of seasonal prints and patterns. Cad all color ways, create dimensions, communicate with Asia development team all corrections and maintain library of approved swatches for confirmation process.
  11. Maintain all leather and material swatches in library. Create trim library and print archives.
  12. Refines and redesigns existing approved concepts as needed or as directed.
  13. Performs duties consistent with the company’s AAP/EEO goals and policies.
  14. Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • 2+ years design training.
  • 2+ years work experience in footwear.
  • Knowledge of footwear construction and materials.
  • Ability to effectively communicate visually through sketches, illustrations and renderings.
  • Strong computer skills, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Must be organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.