Associate Designer, Footwear at Fila USA

Posted on: 09/24/2021

Location: New York, NY (ON-SITE)

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Tags: photoshop illustrator

### 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.