Hire a shoe designer

Hire a shoe designer

Shoe design by design4shoes –

The path to your successful shoe collection!

The design-end development of your collection will follow three main steps:


  1. Trends & Research

When I design your shoe collection, the unique strategy that matches your brand always comes first. For this reason, the creative process always stems from a concept we have developed together.

My work for you begins well before you engage my services. Regardless of any current project, market research and the constant search for the latest shoe trends are an essential part of my profession.

I keep track of the purchasing behaviour and of the needs of end consumers which enables me to spot macro-trends at an early stage. I keep up-to-date and gain inspiration by attending well-known trade fairs such as GDS, Expo Riva Shoes, Linea Pelle and Panorama Berlin (SEEK, Bright, Premium…).

When I design for you, your new collection benefits from my significant industry knowledge right from the very start. No matter how well-established your brand is in its respective market, in the initial phase of the development process I carry out personalized market research at national and international level.


  1. Design

After conducting a comprehensive trend analysis, I identify the trends of the coming season and develop design ideas for your personalized collection that picks up on these new styles.

Given that creativity and profitability need to walk hand-in-hand to guarantee your company’s success, sound economic facts & figures constitute the framework of the Design.

Therefore, the available budget and projected sales should be clarified right at the start. Lastly, the desired target group is identified and the final customers’ needs and expectations are defined.

Based on these data, the detailed concept development of the shoe last, outer sole and materials to be used is sketched out. This, always keeping in mind the final sales price and your budget.

Detailed and well-crafted spec-sheets make it easy for the factory to create the first prototype. As we know, the more accurate and professional the techpacks are, the more able factories are to achieve the best possible result.

  1. Creation of the first prototype

Once the design has been approved and the material to be used has passed a thorough quality control, the manufacturing plant is given the go-ahead to produce the first prototype.

In this phase, professional quality management is essential. Therefore, I am in constant contact with the manufacturers and follow every production step and any required correction.

The prototype is adjusted again and again in every detail until it matches your expectations 100%. Once the prototype receives your final ok, your new collection goes in series production.

This is design4shoe:

  • After working in the shoe industry since 2004, I am now freelance – and with success!
  • I work with both small and large companies and understand the distinctive features of the different segments.
  • I design women’s shoes. My portfolio ranges from sports & lifestyle to high fashion footwear.
  • Clients: Tod’s (Hogan), Feelgrounds Barefoot Shoes, Esprit, Bugatti Shoes, Helly Hanson, Inditex Group (ZARA, Pull&Bear, Stradivarius, Oysho), Fußkomplizen GmbH (Groundies Barefoot Shoes).

You too can benefit from my many years of professional experience and from my proven expertise.

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