Footwear Designer - Career Queries

Footwear designer is the one who specializes in the design of special types of footwear including shoes and other types of sports footwear. The basic work of footwear designers includes drawing of sketches manually or by computer designing. A footwear designer should have excellent drawing and CAD skills n order to make the shoe designs and must possess a keen interest in fashion and designing. A footwear designer may look for new ideas at fashion shows and other similar events. Their work involves making of samples in footwear. Find frequently asked questions on career related to Footwear Designer answered by renowned Career Counsellors of India, and to know more on what, why and how's of becoming Footwear Designer

The increasing demand of fottwear across globe has encouraged a lumber of national and multinational compnaies to take keen interest in this profession. Footwear designers are hired by export housses or international footwear buying houses. Footwear manufacturers like bata, nike, reebok, adidas, lee cooper , liberty etc hire people with a academic background in footwear designing. One can also start his own business after gaining relevant industry exposure. One also have an option to work as designer, merchandiser, footwear technologist . An individual has an option to work in the areas of pla

1 answer Preeti Taneja in Footwear Designer category

Hi,Following are the companies who hire Footwear Designers in India-- Super house Kanpur U.P- Bangalore, KA- VKC Group Division II Kerala- Condor Foot wear India , Surat,GJ-RSPL Ltd Kanpur-Footwear Design & Development Institute- Delhi /NCR- Bata India Ltd, Gurgaon- Varita India Pvt Ltd ,Pune- Nike- Lotus Footwear Ltd- Apache Footwear LtdThough there is a large number of vacancies, designers eventually start their own business. Only 20% designers stick to jobs, as told by some of the leading people in this field.There is a whole new talent dimension that India has yet to cash in on design.

1 answer Jyoti B Dhingra in Footwear Designer category

The typical day of a Footwear Designer involves follwoing activities:They check the emails and see if there is any communication that is required on their part.They start working on the rough drawings for the initial idea of the footwear design. The rough drawings are usually made on the paper.For the design, inspiration may come from different sources. They attend various fashion events and learn about new style and the latest trends.Liaising with buyers and sales team to make the communication easy and convenient. Their communication skills have to be of top quality.They brief the production

1 answer Deepak Rana in Footwear Designer category

Footwear designing involves coming up with innovative ideas of pattern and  designs keeping in mind the changing needs  and tastes of clients and customers. In other industries, there is a huge scope of altering the finished products to suit the customer requirements. After 12th with any stream , the student can pursue a career in footwear designing. The courses like Diploma in footwear design & production, B.Sc Footwear Technology , Diploma in Footwear Manufacture & Design can be done. Footwear Design and Manufacturing Institute ( FDDI) is one of the eminent institute offeri

2 answers Renu in Footwear Designer category

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2 answers Renu in Footwear Designer category

Wit more and more importance being given to accessories , the Indian footwear industry is undergoing a boom and is likely to grow swiftly in the next few years. As a footwear designer one may be asked to design footwear for various occassions and for diffrent clientele which may include man, women or children. Work opportunities for designers are increasing evry day and this is becoming a lucrative profession.Footwear designing involves creating new designs keeping in mind the ever changing needs and preferences of customers and clients. In other industries , there is a scope of altering the f

1 answer Preeti Taneja in Footwear Designer category

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Dear Aspirant, You are thinking of career in Management and Footwear designing together or separately? Your question is too much confusing to me as well and I think you are too confused. Management and Footwear designing together is not possible. You have to select one of them and choose. Which graduation stream have you completed? Please give details. I feel you should take the Ideal Career Test from careerguide. This will help you come out of confusions and would help you know more about yourself in terms of your aptitude, emotional quotient, interests, which are important for career de

1 answer Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD in Footwear Designer category

Footwear designing involves coming up with innovative ideas of pattern and  designs keeping in mind the changing needs  and tastes of clients and customers. In other industries, there is a huge scope of altering the finished products to suit the customer requirements. After 12th with any stream , the student can pursue a career in footwear designing. The courses like Diploma in footwear design & production, B.Sc Footwear Technology , Diploma in Footwear Manufacture & Design can be done. Footwear Design and Manufacturing Institute ( FDDI) is one of the eminent institute offeri

2 answers Renu in Footwear Designer category

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2 answers Renu in Footwear Designer category

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2 answers Renu in Footwear Designer category

Hi,[There are various institutes which are giving training for foot wear designing in both government and private setups][1]. some of them are listed below-- NIIFT- PEARL- SNDT- NID - JIMS- SRISHTI- NIFT - IICD- FDDI- IID- SIDThese are some of the institutes in India which impart training in foot wear designing. There are some diploma courses and some are graduation courses. To become a foot wear designer [one needs to have a creative eye, a flair for color, texture and patterns, knowledge of foot anatomy , good drawing ability][2], and CAD skills, excellent communication skills, the

1 answer Jyoti B Dhingra in Footwear Designer category

Hi,Following are the companies who hire Footwear Designers in India-- Super house Kanpur U.P- Bangalore, KA- VKC Group Division II Kerala- Condor Foot wear India , Surat,GJ-RSPL Ltd Kanpur-Footwear Design & Development Institute- Delhi /NCR- Bata India Ltd, Gurgaon- Varita India Pvt Ltd ,Pune- Nike- Lotus Footwear Ltd- Apache Footwear LtdThough there is a large number of vacancies, designers eventually start their own business. Only 20% designers stick to jobs, as told by some of the leading people in this field.There is a whole new talent dimension that India has yet to cash in on design.

1 answer Jyoti B Dhingra in Footwear Designer category

The resume of footwear designer must reflect the skills and abilities he or she possesses, various live projects undertaken and the key learning during the internship period. As far as possible one should make CV as per the requirements of the recruiter. It is strongly recommended that one should make necessary changes in the resume and highlights those skills only  which are relevant to the position he or she is applying for. The footwear designers are usually hired by footwear design and manufacturing companies. They are also recruited by fashion houses or they may freelance the

1 answer Preeti Taneja in Footwear Designer category

Footwear designers come up with creative and practical ideas for shoes and other footwear. The extensive footwear market includes high street fashion shoes, boots and sandals, catwalk and high end couture footwear, sportswear such as football boots and training shoes and specialist and custom footwear. Designers usually specialize in one aspect of the footwear market. The exact nature of their duties depends on the employer or private clients that they work for. The industry is majorly divided into three segments i.e. designing, manufacturing and marketing. Designers handle the creativ

1 answer Preeti Taneja in Footwear Designer category

Footwear designers come up with creative and practical designs for shoes and other footwear. Footwear designers need to have a creative eye, a flair for color,textures and patterns, knowledge of foot anatomy, good drawing ability and CAD skills, excellent communication skills, the ability to critique their work and accept comments from other designers , buyers and sales people, the ability to take precise measurements, knowledge of the footwear market and its future trends, An understanding of the different textile components, dyes and production processes , ability to manage finances, ex

1 answer Preeti Taneja in Footwear Designer category

Footwear industry is largely divided into three segments i.e. manufacturing, designing and marketing. Designers handle the creative part of the job that is designing styles and patterns. They are hired as technical designers who have formal training in shoe patter making, cutting, designing and sample preparation or as stylist designers. They have to be aware of the international fashion trends and have the ability to conceptualize a sale-able product. The retail sector holds a promising future for the professionals trained in this field. Footwear designers need to have a cre

1 answer Preeti Taneja in Footwear Designer category

Below is the list of the main work areas on which the footwear designers work most of the times:1. The footwear designers work on the designing. This is the most important part of their work. They prepare the rough designs on the paper and get the approvals of the management and the clients before finalizing the design. Once the client is ready to go with a particular design, they have to create the final design this time on the computer software and again get the approvals before the design goes to the manufacturing.2. The manufacturing of the footwear is also an important task. The footwear

1 answer Deepak Rana in Footwear Designer category

There are a number of things that you should learn as a footwear designer which will help you a lot in the long terms. Below is the list of important non academic things that you should aspire to learn:1. You need to develop your design skills. The design will be a part of your curriculum but you also need to focus on constantly developing your overall design aptitude. That can only be achieved with practice. Also you should make use of your imagination skills as that is very important factor in deciding the creativity of your work. Thus you should start working on it.2. As a footwear designer

1 answer Deepak Rana in Footwear Designer category

With more and more importance being given to accessories, the Indian footwear industry is undergoing a boom and is poised to grow rapidly in the next few years. Keeping fashion trends in mind  footwear are made of leather , plastic, canvas, jute , rubber and even cloth. The footwear industry has evolved tremendously involving the use of sophisticated machinery and skilled manpower.  Footwear designer is responsible for designing footwear for various occasions and for various clientele which may include men, women and children. Footwear industry i

1 answer Preeti Taneja in Footwear Designer category

Wit more and more importance being given to accessories , the Indian footwear industry is undergoing a boom and is likely to grow swiftly in the next few years. As a footwear designer one may be asked to design footwear for various occassions and for diffrent clientele which may include man, women or children. Work opportunities for designers are increasing evry day and this is becoming a lucrative profession.Footwear designing involves creating new designs keeping in mind the ever changing needs and preferences of customers and clients. In other industries , there is a scope of altering the f

1 answer Preeti Taneja in Footwear Designer category

To identify whether you have right interest and aptitude to be a [footwear designer][1] , get your [psychometric career assessment][2] done. Psychometric assessment involves assessing the aptitude, interest and personality traits of a student. The duration of assessment is apporximately 90 minutes. The assessment can be taken up either online or offline.The assessments are thouroghly assessed and analysed by psychologists and [career counsellors][3]. After the analysis, a unique career plan is generated for the student. A career plan highlights the key interests, personality traits and high

1 answer Preeti Taneja in Footwear Designer category

The increasing demand of fottwear across globe has encouraged a lumber of national and multinational compnaies to take keen interest in this profession. Footwear designers are hired by export housses or international footwear buying houses. Footwear manufacturers like bata, nike, reebok, adidas, lee cooper , liberty etc hire people with a academic background in footwear designing. One can also start his own business after gaining relevant industry exposure. One also have an option to work as designer, merchandiser, footwear technologist . An individual has an option to work in the areas of pla

1 answer Preeti Taneja in Footwear Designer category

The typical day of a Footwear Designer involves follwoing activities:They check the emails and see if there is any communication that is required on their part.They start working on the rough drawings for the initial idea of the footwear design. The rough drawings are usually made on the paper.For the design, inspiration may come from different sources. They attend various fashion events and learn about new style and the latest trends.Liaising with buyers and sales team to make the communication easy and convenient. Their communication skills have to be of top quality.They brief the production

1 answer Deepak Rana in Footwear Designer category