Recognised as one of the fastest growing Companies in the UK, it’s a really exciting time to be joining END. If you’re positive, passionate and dedicated and want to be part of our future success this could be the role for you.

FOOTWEAR & APPAREL PRODUCT DESIGNER - FULL TIME, WASHINGTON
Over the last 15 years, END. has evolved into a technology led retailer that provides luxury and contemporary apparel and exclusive sneaker drops to a global audience. One of the most influential, forward-thinking and inspirational fashion companies in the world, we have fresh products hitting our website daily and our service never stops.

END. prides itself on delivering a first-class customer experience, which has underpinned our success. With over 2 million customers we deliver to over 80 countries around the world and our online business is complimented by our industry leading retail stores in Newcastle, Glasgow and London.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented Footwear & Apparel Product Designer to join END. and be an integral support in part of our small but highly focused Marketing Team.

Working alongside our brand partners you will support the creation of market leading products, including apparel and accessories but with a strong focus on footwear. You will be expected to aid in executing a diverse range of design functions including, but not limited to storytelling, creation of concept boards, trend reports, tech drawings, colour-ways, material-ups, and logo/component development.

Our dream candidate is someone who thinks big and is constantly bringing new ideas to the table. A trendsetter who is passionate about the END. brand and truly immersed in the industry we live and breathe. A passion for creativity, able to build relationships with key stakeholders, organised and work to tight deadlines. You’ll need to be a well-rounded designer and have an interest in all areas of fashion and lifestyle, and a strong interest and knowledge of sneakers.

We are a collaborative team that have a true passion for their work. Our Marketing Team is growing quickly at the moment which means new faces & talents, it’s a great time to join us and really have a chance to make a big impact within the company.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to talk!

What you'll be doing:

Key responsibilities

  • Develop collaborative products with brand partners from concept to final production.
  • Produce line art to communicate design concepts, including multiple views and details as necessary in both 2D and 3D where necessary.
  • Present design / concept boards to communicate design and ideas around projects.
  • Create supporting artwork that illustrates design concepts and tells stories to the consumer.
  • Work with the business and brand partners to understand market needs and design to product briefs.
  • Be aware of key deadlines and launch dates to ensure key milestones are achieved.
  • Work on multiple projects at various stages in the process, ensuring the smooth movement of workflow through the product design process.
  • Keep abreast of market trends and consumer needs.
  • Create and maintain all art files.
  • Select colour, materials and components used in product designs and understand the impact of choices on costing and overall design aesthetic.
  • Create tech packs and other materials to hand-off to brand partners for sample manufacturing.
  • Attend and contribute to sample review sessions.
  • Meet calendar deadlines and deliverables.

What you'll be able to demonstrate:

Skills and experience

  • Qualification in fashion, product or industrial design (or demonstrable experience in a similar role)
  • Advanced level Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Fashion-focused and trend aware with keen interest in brands END. works with.
  • Footwear and apparel design experience preferred.
  • Strong communication, organisational and presentation skills.
  • Ability to receive design critique and respond with multiple solutions.
  • Understanding of materials and their application to footwear and apparel designs.
  • Understanding of material development processes and construction.
  • Passionate and driven individual, who can demonstrate their enthusiasm for product design and an active interest in footwear.
  • Ability to respond quickly to multiple projects with strong time management skills.
  • Excellent product and industry knowledge.
  • Strong team player as well as ability to work independently.
  • Experience in fashion image making desirable.

What we can offer you

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous staff discount and staff sales
  • 29 days holidays (including bank holidays and birthday)
  • Access to END. Exclusives benefits platform
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Eye-test vouchers

Our core values underpin everything we do as a business. We always put our customers first, are passionate and dedicated and strive for excellence. To achieve this, we are positive and collaborative and keep it simple.

If you have what it takes to be part of our future success, we want to hear from you.

Type of employment: Permanent, full-time