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FOOTWEAR DESIGNER

FOOTWEAR DESIGNER

Montebelluna | Veneto | Italy

Become part of the Converse Team

Converse is a place to explore potential, break barriers and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Converse, it's about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving world to make things better as a team.

Converse designs the future. At Converse, designers chase their curiosities and build what's next, shaping the culture and advancing human creativity. The Design Teams include artists, inventors and specialists, all with different focuses, including color and material experts, and apparel, footwear and graphics designers. Converse designers look to the future, courageously pursuing materials, ideas and forms that further elevate the consumer's experience, raise the bar for modern style and reduce environmental impact.

As a footwear designer, you will design fashion and innovative footwear product with direction given from Cross functional Category Team. You will utilize design skills to create original and innovative designs that reflect the Converse philosophy . You will actively seek expert input to develop appropriate designs with regard to cost/value, fit and performance, manufacturability, sustainability, merchandising and aesthetic finish. You will follow the execution of all product details, following all the necessary processes that regard construction, form, style, detail, fit. You will communicate and present design concepts and produce presentation materials in conjunction with the Product management team that effectively communicate the concepts to internal and external audiences. You'll work with Product leadership and team members in Design, Development and Merchandising to ensure design feasibility and meet price points, merchandising needs and product creation timelines.
You'll monitor the development of prototype samples and interact with Product Operation Management at each stage of development . You will ensure the timely completion of each project. You'll build awareness of current trends through market travel/research in order to keep abreast of consumer and design direction. In addition, you'll participate in activities that will increase understanding and working knowledge of products, product lines, product development, commercialization and specific markets in which Converse does business.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in design
  • Passion for performance excellence.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience designing and developing footwear
  • Proven ability to apply and perform skills such as drawing, concept ideation, color theory, use of texture, spacing/scale, visual presentation development and layout.
  • Excellent Photoshop and Illustrator skills
  • Experience with 3D design programs are a plus
  • Basic knowledge of manufacturing processes
  • Ability to create market appropriate designs within set timelines
  • Ability to understand and incorporate marketing principles to design
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a diverse group .
  • Fluent in English both verbal and written communication is a must.


Converse is more than a company; it's a worldwide advocate for self-expression. This belief motivates our employees, permeates our working environment and inspires our products. No two of us look or think exactly alike. We are each one-of-a-kind. Individually and as a culture, we have the freedom to create and grow professionally. Generous benefits packages only sweeten the experience. From Boston to Shanghai, from Brand Design to Finance, Converse is a brand that celebrates the unique and creative people of the world. Together, we're different.

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