Footwear designers come up with creative and practical designs for shoes and other footwear.
Working with other designers on styles and trends
making rough design drawings by hand or using a computer
researching ideas at fashion shows and events
making sample shoes to present their ideas
conducting quality checks and overseeing production.
a creative eye and a flair for colour, texture and patterns
knowledge of foot anatomy
good drawing ability and CAD skills
excellent communication skills
an interest in fashion, design and textiles.