Matt Bernson Is Hiring A Technical Footwear Designer In New York, NY

Matt Bernson, a growing contemporary women’s footwear and accessories brand based in Tribeca, NYC, is seeking a Technical Footwear Designer who has experience in a team environment, is a self-starter, and is looking for lots of variety day-to-day.
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Matt Bernson, a growing contemporary women’s footwear and accessories brand based in Tribeca, NYC, is seeking a Technical Footwear Designer who has experience in a team environment, is a self-starter, and is looking for lots of variety day-to-day.

Experience designing footwear is a must. Advanced CAD skills and knowledge of footwear production specifics are a must.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • ​In conjunction with Creative Director, design and develop women’s footwear (concept, creative and technical development)
  • Hand illustrate initial inspiration
  • Produce technical CAD drawings
  • Create color-ups that are accurate of materials used
  • Deliver on-time product solutions in coordination with product development calendar (ensuring all deadlines - line plans and samples - are on schedule)
  • Create detailed product specification sheets
  • Oversee development and sampling with multiple foreign factories
  • Conduct fit tests with foot model and relay notes to factories for sample refinement
  • Continually work on comfort engineering in footwear
  • Supervise and manage pre-production confirmation samples
  • Manage sample process: first prototypes, salesman samples, CFM samples, TOP samples
  • Source and organize materials
  • Study and research current and future trends
  • Maintain expert knowledge of design trends, production techniques and technologies

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in fashion and/or industrial product design
  • Minimum 2 years in a full time paid footwear design position
  • Must have functional knowledge of Digital Design programs
  • Must have traditional hands-on footwear development skills like pattern making, mold production, material sourcing, technical specs
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines are a must
  • Must enjoy a fast-paced and high energy environment yet work well on your own
  • Must have a high level of accountability
  • Must have excellent people skills and high respect for others

Compensation:

  • $35,000 with vacation package and benefits after 3 month review

To Apply: Please send your resume to employment@mattbernson.com, subject line Technical Footwear Designer.