Designer - Sneakers and Unisex Accessories
San Francisco, CA
As our Designer of Sneakers and Unisex Accessories, you will propel us into new product categories with compelling, innovative and timeless product. You will be primarily focused on the design of casual footwear and non-leather bags. To this end, you will work closely with your Product Development partner as well as our vendors around the world. You will report directly to the General Manager of Footwear and Accessories, and be based in our San Francisco office. In this explosively growing segment of our business, we are looking for an entrepreneur with keen business sense who has impeccable taste, deep technical knowledge, and loves a challenge.
- Identify and source references for inspiration, qualities and constructions.
- Partner with PD to identify new manufacturing and material needs.
- Contribute quarterly to Big Ideas presentation to Executive Team.
- Pitch palette each quarter, syncing with company-wide color strategy.
- Sketch and color up new styles; create tech packs.
- Prepare and present quarterly sketch reviews.
- Review and pass comments on each proto round.
- Select material/component qualities.
- Incorporate product performance information into new developments.
- Travel to vendors/factories world-wide to partner and comment on protos as necessary.
- Possess deep knowledge of the sneaker market and a deft understanding of which concepts to translate into Everlane product.
- Minimum 5 years experience designing sport/casual shoes.
- MA or BA in design
- Experience with fit, color and materials.
- Experience designing both shoes and bags preferred.
- Experience in both leather and wovens preferred.
- Deep technical knowledge of sneaker constructions, componentry.
- Ability to travel abroad 4-6 times per year.
- Extensive experience in Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop.
- Passion for ethical manufacturing and sustainability.
A WEEK IN THIS ROLE
- Hopping on a call with a potential outsole vendor with your PD partner.
- Coloring up sneaker sketches and passing color standards to your PD partner.
- Booking travel to review proto rounds in China.
- Meeting with your Merch partner to review upper sketches.
- Selecting hardware finish for new colors in our backpack assortment.
- Reviewing customer surveys on sports casual purchase behavior.
At Everlane, we’re rethinking the way retail works. We have no middlemen taking their cut and no brand markups. Instead, we design our own luxury basics and sell them exclusively at a fraction of the traditional retail price. Since launching in November 2011, Everlane has attracted over 1,300,000 members and has been featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Economist, Elle, and GQ.
Please note before submitting an application: as a company, we take hiring very seriously. Interviewing with Everlane may include video and phone interviews, written projects, and/or on-site interviews. Although we are unable to follow-up with each and every applicant, we do our best to run a thorough process for candidates with whom we identify a potential fit.
Everlane provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.