Senior Women's Footwear Designer

Dolls Kill
San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States
13 Sep 2021
14 Nov 2021
Full Time
Dolls Kill is a global fashion brand that empowers everyone to celebrate their individuality through radical, unapologetic self-expression. Our cult following of over 5 million social media followers includes some of the most influential personalities in music, art, pop culture, and fashion. We're also backed by strong consumer-focused investors who share in our vision of building one of the world's next great consumer brands.

Our team is growing quickly in both our SF and LA locations and we are hiring across all business functions. We are looking for team members who are equally passionate about what we do and excited about joining the Dolls Kill crew.

About Us

Named "The Fastest Growing Retailer in the US", Dolls Kill is a fashion brand that boldly empowers young people to celebrate their individuality. With over two million followers on Instagram, we've become a cult favorite among DJs, celebrities and artists around the world.

Based in San Francisco, we have an amazing team of retail leaders, scrappy hackers, creative marketers and fashion trendsetters who are fun to work with and serious about what they do. We're also backed strong consumer-focused investors who share in our vision of building one of the world's next great consumer brands. Look for our latest press mentions in Business Insider, Racked, TeenVogue, PopSugar, Elle, and more.

About The Role

The Senior Women's Footwear Designer is a full-time position reporting to the Non-Apparel Design Director at our San Francisco HQ.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for out of the box thinking ( ) combined with knowledge of real world applications. As Senior Footwear Designer, you will be an integral part of reinforcing brand DNA and brand specific constructions for multiple in-house brands, spanning goth, punk, kawaii, streetwear and club/festival aesthetics. The product will be niche market and fashion driven, reflective of multiple brand aesthetics and the creative vision of Dolls Kill. You will be a part of a super creative, passionate team of designers.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    • Bring fun, creative ideas to the table and translate them from concept to finished product
    • Create sketches/Illustrator CADs and spec/detail technical specifications
    • Collaborate and clearly communicate with overseas factories to ensure design objectives are reflected in the creation and execution of the product
    • Stay abreast of competitive brands and market trends
    • Help mentor and develop junior team members
    • Prepare yourself to have FUN!!!

    • ***International & domestic travel is NOT required*** but you must be based in or willing to relocate to the San Francisco Bay area.

Required Skills & Competencies

    • Generate detailed tech packs/specs for pass off to factories
    • Have a thorough understanding of footwear construction, sampling and manufacturing
    • Possess superior multitasking and time management skills
    • Effectively balance creative thinking with commercial viability
    • Must be a collaborative, team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Education & Prior Experience Needed

    • Bachelor’s degree in fashion or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience in footwear design required
    • 5-7 years industry experience designing women’s fashion footwear is a must; fast fashion experience a plus!
    • Experience developing product directly with Asia based factories preferred
    • Demonstrated proficiency in illustrator/Photoshop/Google Suite as well as hand sketching
    • Providing a digital portfolio or examples of work strongly recommended for serious consideration
    • Must be based in the San Francisco Bay Area or willing to relocate
    • We are unable to provide visa sponsorship at this time

Please provide examples of sketching, techpacks/specs & finished product for serious consideration.