- Castleford, GB
- £7 /hr
- Available now
I regard myself as an enthusiastic, eccentric person, always willing to lend a helping hand with a friendly smile. Having these qualities has helped me secure and keep a job inmore...I regard myself as an enthusiastic, eccentric person, always willing to lend a helping hand with a friendly smile. Having these qualities has helped me secure and keep a job in the fast paced industry of design.
After being in the footwear industry for over 8 years now I have gained a great deal of knowledge in all aspects of the supplier trade, from writing initial briefs/ critical paths right through to amending and overseeing final samples in the far east.
I am very open minded and adhere to new trend concepts quickly to create new and exciting ranges.
Working as part of a design team I believe to be invaluable when brainstorming new ideas and concepts, as the saying goes....’two heads are better than one’.
I always aim to keep on top of up and coming trends, combining online trend guides and regular product searches which helps for a broader mix of commercially viable samples.
As well as designing children’s footwear for various retailers inc; Monsoon, Startrite, BMS, Tesco,M&CO,TU,Stead and Simpson etc... I have also worked on various adult ranges for brands such as Guinness and Tottenham hotspur. In addition to the commercial work I produce on a daily basis I also have excellent ideas for bespoke/original designs.
During my time in the industry I have travelled to various countries to work and develop my ranges. I am frequently in contact with the far east, keeping them up to date with alterations and requesting the latest swatches and sole catalogues etc.
I regard myself as a creative and inspired individual; I have a unique style which I feel has helped me to succeed in this industry.
Area Covered: footwear
Job Title: Senior children"s footwear designer and unbranded range manager
Company: William Lamb Footwear
Description: Manage and develop ranges including writing briefs and planning critical paths.
Research and collate style trends and marker samples.
Design children"s footwear for in house core range and various clients.
Produce detailed specification sheets of designs and liaise with far east on any potential issues/pattern/material/last alterations etc..
Design and develop new outsoles/lasts inspired by up and coming trends.
Attend range building and brainstorming/target meetings.
Liaise with design directors on factory capacities and price targets.
Train/ assist junior designers and set them realistic targets.
Job Title: Footwear sales assistant.
Description: Managing the store during my working hours including cashing and locking up.
Assisting and advising customers on different brands, sizes etc.
General store maintenance.
Carry out stock checks and keep accurate records.
Degree: BA HONS
Field of Study: FOOTWEAR DESIGN
University / College: DEMONTFORT UNIVERSITY, LEICS