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Senior Designer- Hush Puppies

Senior Designer- Hush Puppies

Brand/Group 
Hush Puppies
Job Locations 
US-MI-Rockford
Job Function 
Product
Min. Exp.(Yrs) 
3
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

Creative and ambitious industrial designer with the capabilities and training to conceptualize and render a wide range of athletic footwear.  Work closely with Marketing to conceptualize seasonal line plan, product updates and overall design theme for the brand.

Responsibilities

PRIMARY DUTIES

  • Design the key, statement footwear projects each season, in concert with the footwear marketing team
  • Lead team design conceptualization, ensuring a concise and strategic design theme for each season.  Responsible for the presentation format and rendering quality of design team
  • Mentor the footwear design group and offer the leadership needed to ensure projects meet the standards demanded of today’s marketplace
  • Verbally present concepts and design solutions to mid and senior level managers.  Ability to constructively discuss and utilize feedback to create excellent product
  • Work closely with other functional groups, creative services and apparel groups to lead consistency and clarity in all we design.  This includes color, material and general design themes
  • Manage multiple projects, with sensitivity to department priorities and deadlines.  Willingness and ability to travel to sourcing countries (China) to drive team projects
  • Performing duties consistent with the Company’s AAP/EEO goals and policies.
  • Performing other duties as required/assigned by manager.

 

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Bachelors of Fine Arts or equivalent in Industrial Design. 
  • Minimum of 8+ years footwear design experience.
  • Excellent rendering and presentation skills required.
  • Ability to generate and execute drawings while demonstrating an understanding of company marketing objectives and audience for retail. 
  • High level of materials knowledge is needed, good color understanding, and in-depth experience with Adobe Illustrator and Photo-Shop software. 

 

 Committed to a diverse workforce, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled).