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Footwear Designer

About Me

Samuel is a dedicated professional with over a decade of experience in shoe design.

Working for international brands including Jimmy Choo, Coach, Dr.Martens and Puma, Samuel has acquired a range of unique skills and experience in all footwear categories including Luxury, Fashion, Classic and Performance.

He has worked in offices and factories around the world designing, developing and presenting collections globally, organising and managing teams and processes. Samuel is passionate about culture and style. He excels at creating relevant and compelling stories through footwear and accessory collections.

- samuel grande


Area: Footwear Designer

  • Establishing and maintaining a strong and targeted brand image
  • create and present timely and compelling narratives relevant to the brands history, codes ideals
  • Specialistin Men’s and Unisex Footwear Design including Luxury, Fashion, Classic, Casual, Lifestyle, and Tech Performance
  • Development of collections, projects, design sketches CADS, prototypes for footwear
  • Ability to create a “Mood board”, associating different design narratives for each brand and its own identity
  • Experienced and capable in managing Design and Development teams, working closely with Merchandising, Marketing, Sales and Buying Teams
  • Capable of leading and managing entire process: from brand and seasonal directions to collection presentation and selling
  • Highly experienced and capable across all areas of design, specializing in Form, Outsole and Innovative Materials and Technologies
  • Introduction of Seasonal Direction and Collections, Mood board and Fashion trends