• Design Director - Hush Puppies

    Job Locations US-MI-Rockford
    Hush Puppies
    Job Function
    Product - Brand
    Min. Exp.(Yrs)
    Full Time
  • General Function

    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.


    The Design Director designs and develops price sensitive, aesthetically pleasing footwear that is functional, comfortable and marketable.

    Primary Duties

    • Researches market and fashion trends in order to design new product that will sell..
    • Performs all specifications for design packages from beginning to end.
    • Creates seasonal color pallets.
    • Designs and develops market appropriate footwear within project development guidelines.
    • Works with the model shop on outsole models.
    • Ensures that patterns, construction and outsole blueprints are in line with design with overseas factories for production.
    • Interacts with leather suppliers to develop and match new leathers, colors and finishing’s.
    • Informs Marketing of all key selling features and benefits of finished products.
    • Performs duties consistent with the company’s AAP/EEO goals and policies.
    • Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

    • Bachelor’s degree in design or equivalent work experience
    • 6+ years footwear design experience.
    • Ability to effectively communicate visually through sketches and illustrations.
    • Proficient with personal computers.
    • Good organization skills and strong attention to detail.
    • Ability to meet deadlines.


    Normal office environment.  International and domestic travel.


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


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