Assistant Designer, Footwear (Camuto Group)

  • DSW
  • Un - NY - New York
  • 2 weeks ago

Company Name: DSW

Location: New York, NY, Un - 10018

Job Duration: 2021-04-08 to 2021-05-08


Req #: 114133 
Location Name: New York Design Studio 
Department: Design 


Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. The company operates a portfolio of retail concepts in nearly 1,000 locations under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, The Shoe Company, and Shoe Warehouse brands and operates leased locations in the U.S through its Affiliated Business Group. Designer Brands designs and produces footwear and accessories through Camuto Group, a leading manufacturer selling in more than 5,400 doors worldwide. The Camuto Group owns licensing rights for the Jessica Simpson® footwear business, and footwear and handbag licenses for Lucky Brand® and Max Studio®. In partnership with a joint venture with Authentic Brands Group, Designer Brands also owns a stake in Vince Camuto®, Louise et Cie®, Sole Society®, CC Corso Como®, Enzo Angiolini® and others. More information can be found at


Title:                                       Assistant Designer – Private Label Brand

Reports to:                             Designer


Essential Duties/Responsibilities



  • Responsible for writing proto, lot and confirmation specs
  • Track development of confirmations and update spec sheets as needed
  • Maintain and update line sheets, material recaps, and sample requests
  • Photographing/logging/storing all originals
  • Responsible for tracking leather development for the season
    • Create & maintain material binder for the season
    • Liaison for material feedback to China
    • Track & maintain approved swatches


  • Gather inspiration for new season design and create trend re-caps
  • Design thumbnails for upper and ornament design
  • Sketch and ink designs
  • Render designs for presentation
  • Photoshop CAD programs:
    • color-ups
    • ornament tech packets
  • Work with design team to create moods for the season (color palettes, prints, materials, etc.)
  • Participate in Design Meetings
    • Responsible for taking comprehensive notes
  • Participate in proto corrections
  • Participate in shoe base corrections post-market
  • Assist in any post-market salesman sample development
    • This includes:
      • CADs
      • New material or color development
      • Working with Senior Designer on new spec development



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design



  • 1-5 years of footwear design experience
  • Sketching Skills required
  • Proficient with CAD software
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite & Adobe Creative Suite are required



Designer Brands believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities.  We do not discriminate against any protected class including race, color, religion, religious creed, gender, sex, national origin, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (defined as genetic information or impairments related to cancer), ancestry, marital status, family care leave, military and veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or based on any protected category under federal, state, or local laws.  Designer Brands also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and associates with disabilities unless doing so creates an undue hardship, in accordance with all legal requirements. Any applicant requiring a reasonable accommodation during the application process or applicant who requires an accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job should request for accommodations by asking to speak with a Store Manager, District Manager, and Regional Director, or by contacting Human Resources at HR-DSW@dswinc.comDesigner Brands will work with the individual to attempt to identify a reasonable accommodation that will not impose an undue hardship on Designer Brands. For any inquiries related to the hiring process, please reach out to © 2019 Designer Brands Inc. All rights reserved.