CreativeBuzz is looking for a passionate and ambitious Color & Material Designer for an international sportswear brand. You will work hands-on and together with professional design teams on the development of high fashion sneakers for the Chinese market.


Global Sports,- and Footwear Brand


The Color & Material Footwear Designer is working on the colors & materials stories in the sneaker footwear range, that challenge the status quo in the industry, researching trends and continued ideation of fresh concepts. Required to work cross-functionally with other departments. The Product team is a place where we look for creativity, forward thinking and a team spirit mindset.

  • Design truly inspired footwear collections bridging sports style and fashion informed by and created for the brand consumer
  • Sourcing new materials and maintaining the material library, digitally and physical swatches
  • Creating seasonal color palettes and manage color libraries, digitally and physical swatches
  • Present and communicate objective creative solutions with clarity
  • Collect relevant information needed to design a consumer and market right collection
  • Develop concepts and creative strategies that fulfill objectives of category, concept, or brand briefs
  • Collaborate within the Product team to ensure holistic storytelling
  • Deliver trend and travel reports for other members of the Product, Sales and Marketing teams
  • Hand over color designs to development team and communicates all relevant information needed for development process, including detailed color & material drawings
  • Work with Development Team to resolve product issues from commercialization to initial Tech packages
  • Travel to the marketplace to get feedback and the headquarters for meetings with product team


  • 3-5 years of Color & Material design experience
  • Advanced level Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
  • Other presentation/multimedia tools a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in product, industrial, fashion, automotive or interior design
  • Demonstrated ability to think conceptually
  • Drive innovation based fashion trends
  • Ability to operate in a fast paced, ever changing work environment
  • Extensive industry, consumer and trend knowledge
  • Ability to design for new initiatives and create products with a fresh, innovative perspective
  • Strong communication, organizational and presentation skills
  • Ability to receive design critique and respond with multiple solutions
  • Ability to illustrate designs & concepts in both hand sketch and rendering forms
  • Strong team player as well as ability to work independently
  • Ability to respond quickly to multiple projects with strong time management skills
  • Understanding of materials and their application to footwear designs
  • Understanding of material development processes and footwear construction
  • English is the language of communication


  • You will join a small passionate and growing creative design hub in Amsterdam area
  • It’s a start-up environment but working close with a solidly built financially strong ambitious retail organization in China
  • The company has a sufficient internal network of successful affiliates
  • This position is based in Amsterdam area
  • Competitive remuneration package


Are you interesting in this challenging position, please apply direct or contact Cecile Bruggink +31 (0) 6 22944926 /