Associate Designer - Special Make Ups


Stratham Station, New Hampshire

Design fresh and relevant footwear styles for key accounts, consumers and regions on Timberland’s Special Make Up (SMU) team.


  • Design and create footwear concepts on classic styles and existing inline collections through color and material application.

  • Research, gather and present fashion / trend inspiration to support concepts created that are relevant to key accounts, target consumers and specific global regions.

  • Create and apply new print and graphic solutions to footwear concepts.

  • Present project concepts, trends and inspirational stories in internal reviews and to key accounts.

  • Utilize Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and Illustrator) to visualize and present accurate artwork and photo realistic concepts.  Provide and communicate detailed tech information for each project solution.

  • Collaborate with Design, Product Management, and Footwear Development teams to execute project direction, product process, cost targets and deliverables.

  • Demonstrate the ability to manage multiple projects using time management skills and organization to keep work on track to meet delivery date requirements.


  • 1-3 year related experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in Design, Art or a related field or Associates of Art degree from an accredited art school with experience in a design environment.

  • Proficient with Illustrator and Photoshop preferably in Mac environment. Other basic computer skills including Microsoft Office Products.

  • Experience with Leather, Textiles, Graphic, Color, Footwear or Apparel.

  • Strong communication skills, and ability to communicate concepts with digital renderings.  Ability to contribute and generate ideas with Designers.

  • Ability to respond quickly to multiple projects with strong time management skills.  Strong ability to set priorities and manage deadlines.

  • Highly organized, with a critical eye for detail.

  • Ability to work and build relationships with cross-functional teams.

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Design Apparel

Position Type:

Full Time

Remote ok?



over 1 year ago


For three generations Timberland has built a reputation for making rugged outdoor gear. In 1973, we introduced the first Timberland waterproof leather boot, setting new standards for craftsmanship, durability and protection for the outdoors. Well-crafted, dependable and authentic, it stands as a symbol for everything Timberland makes. Whether it’s for men, women or kids, Timberland gear is built with a passion for the outdoors that’s reflected in our commitment to the environment—to get you outdoors comfortably. And confidently.