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MCQ Assistant Footwear Designer, McQ

Alexander McQueen - Regular
- United Kingdom

Your Opportunity

The Assistant Footwear Designer for McQ plays a key role in working with the Senior Designer for unisex sneaker collection. The role requires effective collaboration with all team members, a high level of attention to detail and confidence working in a fast paced and pressurised environment.  The successful candidate will have excellent people and project management skills, extensive CAD/ technical drawing skills and strong commercial awareness.

How you will contribute

  • Assist in developing footwear designs for the collection
  • Expertise in producing technical packs for sampling, production and preparing CAD technical packs
  • Undertake image research, create sketches and technical drawings, aligned to the Creative brief and maintaining a consistent, quality and consolidated look for both new and carryovers, demonstrating the highest level of aesthetic and quality
  • Undertake material research and collate sourcing packs for suppliers
  • Maintain a strong process strategy for Footwear design development in close collaboration with Product Development teams in Italy
  • Effective design management, according to deadlines
  • Coach and support the work placement students within accessorise team
  • Working with the Merchandising team to understand customer buying trends, incorporating needs into the collection
  • Assist in checking samples, adding technical comments where necessary
  • Actively contribute to design meetings
  • Strong understanding of technical fit, specifically for sneakers
  • Support the Senior Designer in designing Jewellery collections, where required
  • Prepare specs, FTS sheets and proactively manage the Design administration
  • Photographing and organizing prototypes and samples
  • Maintaining and updating archives and storage

Your Skills and Experience

  • Strong experience in shoe design with Sneakers
  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, as well as Microsoft Office

  • Strong hand drawing skills

  • Clear understanding of the McQ contemporary line
  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • The highest level of attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and requests, while working under pressure
  • Excellent organisation skills

  • Able to travel when required
  • Full time
  • Europa
  • United Kingdom

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