Shoe Design and Development Intern

London (Central)
28 Oct 2021
28 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you an assertive multitasker who thrives in a high-energy, fast-paced working environment? Are you a fashion industry lover who wants to join an amazing team of creative people in a growing startup company?

BY FAR is looking for a talented Shoe Design and Development Intern to join our London office. The Design and Development Intern reports to the Collection Director and is responsible for supporting the work of the Design and Development teams across the various categories, specifically focusing on shoe and sneaker development.

The ideal candidate is highly organised, works well under pressure, is a team-player, happy to do admin. work, flexible in terms of workflow, able to prioritise new tasks as they come or multitask, when necessary, efficient and above all, eager to learn and grow. This is a dynamic and challenging position that requires a motivated candidate with a keen eye for detail and excellent organisational skills.

The day-to-day responsibilities would range from the preparation of technical and design specs, follow up on orders, direct contact with suppliers and factories, design and market research, as well as admin. tasks like arranging shipments, creating spreadsheets and collection overviews, analysing data and filing information on our digital systems.


BY FAR is a Bulgarian luxury shoe and bag brand focusing on modern pieces with a nostalgia for vintage. Our premium product is made with love and an appreciation for the finest materials, outstanding quality, and comfort. A breakout social media success, BY FAR has earned a cult following among the fashion crowd, with a steady stream of influencers, actresses and stylists trotting the globe in BY FAR’s mini bags, simple booties, and square-toe sandals that anticipate that 90’s coolness.


  • Working across various time-zones;
  • Research;
  • Material and hardware sourcing;
  • Collect and work with data provided by the Design and Development teams;
  • Create flat drawings, colour ups, technical drawings, etc. Work with Illustrator and Photoshop;
  • Work on design elements where required;
  • Create specification sheets for the new collections;
  • Direct communication with factories and suppliers;
  • Follow up on material orders;
  • Follow up on sampling;
  • Assist with showroom prep;
  • Enter information on the ERP system and other digital tools where relevant;
  • Overseeing the delivery of Showroom Samples;
  • Review protos with the team; communicate comments to manufacturers and follow the execution of amendments;
  • Create collection notes and support Sales and PR teams with information about the collection during the wholesale market;
  • Collect and store technical information about the collection ranging from leather info and cuttings, pattern codes, shoe structure information, etc.;
  • Review samples with the team; communicate comments to manufacturers and follow the execution of amendments;
  • Communicate feedback on sizing and fit;
  • Prepare and fill in product sheets with market comments on quality issues and needed improvements
  • Development office management.


  • Degree in Fashion Design or relevant fashion education; recent graduates welcome to apply;
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and Illustrator) and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint);
  • Strong ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment; ability to think on your feet;
  • Strong problem solving skills and logical thought process;
  • A team-player who can effectively prioritise new tasks as they come;
  • Good communication and collaboration skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Eye for detail;
  • Candidates with solid technical knowledge of shoe construction would have an advantage;
  • BY FAR is a multi-national company, so fluency in English is indispensable. Other languages are a plus;
  • Based in London.


  • 6-month paid internship with the potential to extend into a full-time role;
  • London-based position, with a flexible "Work from Home" policy;
  • Great office location in the heart of London;
  • Dynamic working environment in a booming startup in the coolest industry;
  • Strong supportive culture;
  • Cool, ambitious and amazingly talented team.

BY FAR prides itself on identifying (future) employee strengths and helping them grow to the best of their potential. The role should be seen as an opportunity for an ambitious candidate at the start of their career path to expand on their real-world practical skills in a high-paced environment.

If what we have described seems like the perfect fit for you, then we would love to hear from you.

Please, include your most recent portfolio of work, along with your CV and cover letter in English.

Our team will be contacting only shortlisted candidates.

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