Senior Footwear Designer – Salzburg

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Company: KISKA
Location: Salzburg (Salzburg), N/A
Job Type: Full-Time

Watch your ideas come to life as you motivate, inspire, and guide a multi-disciplinary team to create cutting-edge, brand-driven footwear. You’ll dive into the centre of KISKA’s creative universe to contribute on a range of projects for different brands and products. In this role, you’ll work hard, but also learn and laugh a lot. You’ll also collaborate with pros from across the studio, like brand and research experts, product management consultants, interaction designers, prototype experts, engineers and more.

“Every project is different, one day you design an apparel collection for motorcycling, the next day you get to design a running shoe. And you become an expert in each of these design industries.”

Corentin, Designer


  • Lead footwear design projects for different international companies, with a special focus on a major running shoe brand. Also take part in other sportswear apparel and gear projects.
  • Use your industry knowledge to create products that combine functionality, style, and technology, all while following brand direction. Understand, analyse, and challenge briefs with your creative and technical input.
  • Manage the entire creation process. From ideation and concept presentation, to sketching and production tech packs, to sample reviews and final sign-off.
  • Work with an integrated team specialising in design, development, and strategy. Collaborate with Project Managers to organise resources, as well as fulfil milestones and deadlines.


  • Background in a high-level role in the field of footwear design. Like creative direction.
  • Proven experience in footwear design. Deep knowledge of materials, production processes, and development in the context of the sports and performance segments.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills. Happy working in a multidisciplinary and international environment.
  • Passion for innovation, sports, people, and problem-solving through design.

KISKA is an equal opportunity employer. It’s a no-brainer, but important to mention. Salary compensation is based on current market expectations, as well as your proven skills and experience. (Hint: it’s competitive). To be considered for the role, please submit your application at the earliest possible time, our team is awaiting it with interest.