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Assistant Footwear Designer

Listing ID: 512000

Assistant Footwear Designer

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: L.K. BENNETT
Location: London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 1 month 4 days

Reports to: Senior Footwear Designer
Department: Footwear & Bags Design
Location: Head Office, Great Eastern Street, London

Role Purpose

Responsible for supporting and working closely with both the Footwear Designer and Senior Footwear Designer from initial design concept through to final product presentation.

Key Accountabilities

  • Works closely with Footwear Designer and Senior Designer on all aspects of shoe design.
  • Assists in market research (to include new trends, materials, techniques, vintage, concepts etc) and consumer research to provide information to drive each season’s designs and concepts.
  • Prepares mood boards, sketches, ideas for patterns, prints, embroideries, hardware and trims developments for review by Senior Designer.
  • Compiles detailed and accurate spec packages for footwear designs.
  • Prepares Photoshop colour ups of designs.
  • Develops technical sketches for hardware, trims and components. Responsible for pattern placement and occasional print development.
  • Responsible for the organisation of the design studio including the range plan and materials files.
  • Files research, colour books, designs and specs. Enters design data into system and range plan; continually updating through season.
  • Liaises on a daily basis with Product Development department to ensure all design work is handed over in agreed format and on time to suppliers.
  • Provides ideas and sketches regarding new concepts and reacts quickly to seasonal trends.
  • Assists in meetings with Merchandising.
  • Participates in prototype fitting meetings with Technical Manager to maintain product aesthetic and function: takes fitting notes and makes necessary design amendment specs for vendors.
  • Assists with research and sketches/specs for any additional special projects outside of the quarterly collections if required.
  • Liaison and design assistance in the bag design department may be required from time to time.
  • Works independently when Senior Designer/Designer are travelling.

The Person

  • BA Fashion Design, specifically Shoe Design preferred.
  • 1 years design experience post degree, preferably in premium or luxury environment.
  • Strong computer skills including Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Ability to create technical sketches and computer rendering.
  • Ability to hand sketch.
  • Strong sense of style and colour.
  • Understanding of technical construction and manufacturing methods.
  • Strong brand vision.
  • Good fit and tech knowledge.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Good understanding of range building to include core development.
  • Understanding of merchandising as it relates to sales and store environment.
  • Ability to interpret sales and figures.
  • Additional Italian or Spanish language would be a benefit but not a necessity

Application:

To apply for a position please email a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to recruit@lkbennett.com - due to the high volume of applications that we receive we are regrettably unable to personally reply to them all and only successful applicants will be contacted. 


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