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Senior Footwear Designer

New York, New York 10011
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

We are looking for a Senior Footwear designer to join our team in New York City. Tibi’s footwear is sold globally and is produced in premier factories in Italy (primarily) and Brazil. The position reports directly to Amy Smilovic, the founder and creative director, and will work very closely and in alignment with the vision set forth with the Senior Vice President of Designer RTW.  

This candidate will work daily with the accessories production assistant, our product development agent in Italy, and the Tibi design team.   The job includes, but is not restricted to:

  • Conceptualizing the seasonal collection (4 seasons annually) working closely with RTW to ensure on point messaging and overall direction
  • Developing mood board for sign off from Creative Director
  • Creating sketches and presenting to CD and SVP RTW
  • Collaboratively deciding on styles and materials
  • Working closely with merchandising prior to season development to understand carry thru needs
  • Creation of technical drawings and any other materials that best convey look and essence of the design
  • Research materials and trims; develop visually exciting and refined elements based on creative exploration outside of traditional venues
  • Manage the design development calendar understanding all dates and meeting deadlines
  • Develop technical packages with specs and other details necessary for factory execution of pps
  • Work directly with factories in Italy a few times a year to ensure clear understanding of designs, identify any limitations or impediments to the design process; and resolve any questions in real time.
  • Facetime frequently with factory and agent to trouble shoot/answer questions


The perfect candidate has a refined eye, knowledge of luxury goods, and is passionate about original creativity, trying new things, and always curious about how we can create the best footwear.


  • A minimum of 6 years experience in footwear design for a designer brand
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Great at multi tasking when necessary; but also able to focus in a creative zone to get the job done
  • Skilled at sketching and communicating through drawing and usage of creative materials to convey ones ideas
  • Excellent team player working towards a mutual goal of great design; great communicator
  • Flexibility to travel
  • Fluent in Italian is a plus
Posted: 2019-02-02 Expires: 2019-03-04

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Senior Footwear Designer

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