Free People Senior Designer, Footwear

Urban Outfitters Inc.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Full time



May 10

Position Overview 

The Senior Designer works collaboratively with the Design Director to actively design, create and execute the vision of the brand. The Senior Design has a firm understanding Free People's brand DNA and brings a strong point of view and fresh ideas to the design of wholesale and retail Free People Collection Footwear, while leading, mentoring and inspiring team members and/or direct reports.  




  • Recognize and accurately forecast fashion and cultural trends in Footwear. 
  • Provide insights into Footwear trends and competitive space and translate into innovative and trend forward Footwear Designs across a variety of categories for Free People Collection Footwear retail & wholesale on a seasonal basis.
  • Provide strong knowledge of materials, trims, hardware and trends in Footwear. 
  • View the collection as a whole and work collaboratively to identify any needs across divisions to balance line accordingly, keeping both creative and business objectives in mind.
  • Work with Design Director to merchandise and prepare for all MSRs to show creative vision for collection. 




  • Strong understanding of the Free People customer and competitive space
  • Ability to research and report on industry trend direction, color direction, trim, hardware and material innovations approximately 9-12 months ahead of season
  • Ability to recognize and accurately forecast fashion and cultural trends as they relate to the Free People customer
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with partners in Merchandising, Production, and Design
  • Ability to foster a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to respond to business objectives with creative, innovative, and cost-effective design solutions
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing techniques and processes
  • Ability to sketch or to communicate design ideas via computer program.
  • Ability to clearly communicate to overseas vendors.
  • Willing to relocate to Philadelphia, PA  



 Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Design or related field preferred.



  On-site Philadelphia, PA




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Urban Outfitters, Inc. celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to provide 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.

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