Footwear Designer II- Future Team

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design new footwear technologies (upper and tooling), components and innovate against footwear processes, parts and create technical drawings for manufacturing.
  • Design function, appropriate aesthetics and technology into product while still designing to cost and following strategic initiatives
  • Sketch product designs and produce line art to communicate design concepts, including multiple views and details as necessary
  • Work alongside counterparts in design, engineering, product marketing, development, brand marketing, and brand strategy to support the future team goals
  • Conceptualize and develop new and progressive presentation formats
  • Partner with Product Operations to translate creative vision into executable prototypes
  • Participate in any key strategy development and associated implementations
  • Create design / concept boards and supporting research to communicate innovation initiatives
  • Actively run idea generation and collection sessions
  • Keep abreast of global socio/economic climate as it pertains to Reeboks Future Team opportunities
  • Support inine teams to execute against their vision
  • Create supporting artwork that illustrate design concepts and tell stories to the inline category
  • Work with the category to understand market needs and design to product briefs.
  • Select color, materials and components used in product designs and understand the impact of choices on costing and overall design aesthetic
  • Create tech packs and other materials to hand-off to development for sample manufacturing
  • Attend and contribute in construction and prototype review sessions
  • Meet calendar deadlines and deliverables
  • Travel 15% of time, primarily between the US and Asia, and within Asian countries.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Strong communication, organizational and presentation skills; ability to receive design critique and respond with multiple solutions
  • Ability to illustrate designs & concepts in both hand sketch and alternate rendering forms
  • Visualization skills to express ideas in both 2D and 3D including styling the entire shoe
  • Knowledge of technical processes and ability to address lasts, patters, blueprints and molds at a high level
  • Ability to understand challenges or underlying concerns, share ideas and develop effective responses to upper management
  • Ability to respond quickly to multiple projects with strong time management skills
  • Understanding of materials and their application to footwear designs; understanding of material development processes and footwear construction.
  • Knowledge of color mixing, color compatibility, and color placement
  • Strong awareness of material trends and usage
  • Strong communication, organizational and presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a diverse group and to network, influence and utilize internal and external resources



Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


  • 4-5+ years of footwear design experience
  • Advanced level Adobe Illustrator; Photoshop; 3D software; InDesign; other presentation/multimedia tools a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in product, industrial, fashion, automotive or related field.


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Job Title:  Footwear Designer II- Future Team

Brand:  Reebok
Location:  Boston
TEAM:  Design
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  216169