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Career Project: Shoe Designer Shoe Designer
Skills and Abilities: • A creative eye • A flair for color, texture and patterns • Knowledge of foot anatomy • Good drawing ability and CAD skills • Excellent communication skills • The ability to critique their work and accept comments from other designers, buyers and sales people • The ability to take precise measurements • Knowledge of the footwear market and its future trends • An understanding of the different textile components, dyes and production processes • The ability to manage a budget • Excellent organizational skills • To work well alone, as well as in a team environment.
• Degree in Footwear Design • Degree in Fashion (Footwear and Accessories) • Degree in Cordwainers Footwear Required Education:
• making sample shoes to present their ideas • Conducting quality checks and overseeing production. • working with other designers on styles and trends • making rough design drawings by hand or using a computer Typical Tasks and Activities:
• $60,000 - $200,000 •With experience, earnings may rise to around $30,000 a year. Salary:
Most employers expect new designers to have mastered basic footwear design skills at college. Many start in a junior design position to gain experience, working alongside skilled designers. Employers may support additional study and send designers on external courses. The Chartered Society of Designers offers a membership scheme for professional designers in all types of design work. The Society also runs training courses and workshops. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is important to maintain and update skills. Reading trade literature and attending regular fashion shows enables footwear designers to keep ahead of the latest fashion trends. Steps Needed to Prepare for Career:
• FOOTWEAR DESIGNER • SENIOR FOOTWEAR DESIGNER • FOOTWEAR DESIGNER I ALL STAR KIDS Jobs Available: