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The Footwear Innovation Computational Design team provides a competitive advantage to our creation teams by fueling product innovation and craft. To accomplish this, we leverage the power of modern technologies, skillsets and services. We are seeking a Computational Designer I who has a strong design portfolio and demonstrated solid experience in computational design methods and tool—experience in footwear product design is a benefit. As our Computational Designer I , you’ll work with the footwear design team to design products and streamline product design, development and manufacturing, leveraging computational design. You’ll use computational design tools to help design great product. You will have an understanding of computational design best practices.

In your portfolio of work, you should have clear examples of how you’ve worked on products with complex design requirements. You’ll collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams and participate in the creation of elite product.


  • Work hands-on to digitally design products leveraging computational design methods and tool.
  • Learn and take direction from senior designers on best practices and footwear design.
  • Partner on the product lifecycle process with the Design, Development and Engineering organizations.
  • Participate on multiple interdisciplinary project teams.
  • Clearly communicate project status and manage priorities with leadership input.
  • Ensure all deliverables are of the highest quality.
  • Work in an independent fashion, solve problems, make decisions, and communicate effectively in difficult situations.
  • Solid oral and written communication skills.


Requirements for the position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design or Architecture.
  • 2 years’ additional experience designing innovative products in lieu of a degree
  • At least 2+ years experience using industry standard 2D and 3D design software
  • Prefer experience in footwear product design
  • A passion for Computational Design thinking
  • Ability to develop simple and elegant solutions to complex design problems
  • Ability to collaborate as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Rhino 3d | Grasshopper, Fusion 360 and Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop) proficiency
  • Experience with Keyshot rendering
  • Experience with Zbrush or other polygonal modeling environment
  • High level knowledge of scripting language such as Python
  • Demonstrated ability to apply these skills in innovative ways.

We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate you taking the time to apply online.

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Job ID 00464605