Footwear Designer

Job Description Footwear Designer

For an inspiring and dynamic company in Amsterdam we are looking for a talented footwear designer with a commercial eye who wants to be part of a young and dynamic organisation. Together with the team, you will be developing the collections within the brand parameters. An inspiring position in a dynamic company with an informal, open and down to earth mentality where people work with passion. A creative working environment in a company with short lines of communication where teamwork is key. You have a strong hands-on mentality, fit well into a small team and you are a positive sparring partner. You pair a strong creative vision to a keen eye for detail and have a proactive attitude with a great sense of responsibility.

Tasks and responsibilities of the Designer Footwear:

  • With a team of designers you work on the collections for various sports fashion brands that have collections for both men and women for the national and international market
  • In addition to renewing the collections, you ensure the further development of their successful models to the latest fashion trends and you monitor continuity
  • You are partly responsible for developing new soles, lasts, models, materials and prints. You will also be involved in compiling mood boards, color charts and concepts based on the latest trends
  • In collaboration with the product manager and design coordinator you create innovative commercial collections and give your direction to the brands. In addition to building the collections, you also monitor the build-up, brand identity and
  • You not only compile the collection, you also design part of it yourself, with accompanying drawings and artwork. You visualize this by means of CADS in Adobe Illustrator
  • You are aware of the latest trends and "what's to come". In this role you create for inspiration the necessary shopping trips and visit various fairs. With the help of this input, magazines and internet research you translate this into themes
  • In this role you work on 6-8 collections per year, which you then also present to the organization full of inspiration. Along with it team, you ensure that the ideas of the collection are conveyed internally so that the sales season can start

In this role you report to the Design Coordinator

Company Culture

Within this young and dynamic organisation you will be working in a dedicated team who is constantly looking for new opportunities and innovation. In these challenging times they are still growing and expanding the business with their passion and positive attitude. If you have an creative mind and an assertive and hands-on mentality you will feel at home in this enthusiastic team.

Job Criteria Footwear Designer

  • You have a completed HBO degree in fashion design and at least 3-5 years of work experience
  • You have proven success in the role of Footwear Designer and have a track record of strong commercial collections
  • You are independent and work from a vision, of course with an eye for detail
  • You are very knowledgeable with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign
  • You speak and write excellent Dutch and English
  • You are proactive with a great sense of responsibility
  • You have experience in guiding brands and want to take them to the next level
  • In addition, you have a good sense of detail and material and a high degree of accuracy
  • Experience in developing women's and men's shoes/sneakers in the sports fashion industry is a plus

Employment Agreements

First of all, a very collegial and driven working environment with plenty of room for training, personal development and growth. In addition to a challenging and varying full-time position (40 hours) within a young and dynamic organization, they offer good primary and secondary working conditions.


North Holland

Contact person

R Schipper

Rosi Schipper
Rosi Schipper
Phone +31 (06) 8316 4995
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