Hardware Designer, Shoes

Overview

Creatively Produce & Manage Hardware for Shoe. Collaborating with shoe design teams from concept through production.

Responsibilities

  • Bring to life Tory’s design aesthetic for shoes Hardware + create a cohesive message across categories.
  • Carry direction from design lead and approach with concepts, ready to present ideas and concepts.
  • Proactively bring design suggestions to shoe category each season.
  • Communicate ideas through sketch & illustrations.
  • Source & develop materials such as: metals, plastics, natural materials (i.e. wood, coconut, shell, etc.) Beading & stones, sequence & enameling.
  • Cross communicate hardware development with cross category teams to help align calendars & design aesthetics to help align collections.
  • Facilitate workflow from shoe team to hardware teams along with product development teams.
  • Create tech packs along with further communication to drive the development process instruct development teams.
  • Manage and track samples to further assist design in presentations and market appointments.
  • To have an expertise with communicating technical direction along with partnering with design /product development teams in fittings and development meetings.
  • Research current & vintage trends / markets

Qualifications

  • 4-5 years of experience within the shoes/handbag/jewelry.
  • Ability to contribute creative ideas and materials and properly translate them into product that reflects and elevates the Tory Burch brand.
  • Ease in balancing and managing creative multiple deliveries simultaneously
  • Strong sketching and illustration concept skills.
  • Efficient in Adobe illustrator & Photoshop & knowledge of 3D Rhino
  • Strong experience and knowledge with materials (mentioned above)
  • Ability to clearly and accurately complete tech specs.
  • Ability to come up with new and innovative solutions in problem solving situations.


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