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Footwear Designer

Salzburg. Full time

Join our design team!

Dare to make ideas come to life? At KISKA, you’ll work in our versatile design team to create cutting-edge, brand-driven footwear and other performance products. Break into the world of high-performance sports and deepen your existing knowledge until no corner of this industry is unfamiliar. Be on the inside track for the latest developments in sportswear and incorporate progressive technology to change the game forever. Collaborate with leading pros from every discipline under our studio roof. Bring your specialist knowledge, proactive attitude, and love for learning to the centre of our creative universe – to design desire.

In this role you will…

  • Use your industry and sports culture know-how to create products that combine style, functionality, and technology.
  • Make brand promises come true on product level, often by developing their ‘next big thing’.
  • Have the chance to work on footwear design projects for major international sports brands and other segments in crossover tasks.
  • Work on the entire creation process – from ideation, 2D / 3D sketching, and concept development to production tech-packs, prototypes, sample reviews, and final sign-off.
  • Handle a variety of projects which broaden your understanding of the sporting goods industry – such as sportswear, apparel, or gear projects.
  • Learn about new fields, understand briefs, and integrate vision into your product designs. Be unafraid to challenge the norm!

We are looking for…

  • A couple years’ experience in the field of design, and some examples of your performance footwear designs (or product designs – we’re open!).
  • Someone ready to take the next step in their career in a multidisciplinary and international design studio.
  • Enthusiastic interest in materials, production processes, and development in the context of sports and performance segments.
  • A passion for innovation, sports, trends, people, and problem-solving through design.
  • Simple, yet winning presentation skills. Clear and open communication with your teammates.

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. We offer competitive benefits to all our employees, from intern to director. Live with the support of our HR team and in the rich diversity and culture of our 5,900 m2 studio. Work according to your schedule with our Flexi-time policy. Play in the alpine playground on our doorstep or throw yourself into one of our social events. What are you waiting for? Your next big adventure is waiting for you.

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Why choose KISKA?

With four global locations, we have a perfect destination for everyone. But no matter which location intrigues you, you’ll find some things stay the same. We are all united by our desire to design cutting-edge products. We’re linked by our dedication to breathe life into every brand experience. And we are proud of our collaboration of professionals from every walk of life – nerds, athletes, musicians, adrenaline-junkies, artists, introverts, extroverts, mums, dads. If you share the vision, you are a Kiskanian.


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  • Choose your adventure. From the heart of the Alps in Salzburg to the never-sleeping city of Shanghai, from long sunlit evenings of Murrieta to a European capital of innovation in Munich – each studio has a unique look and feel. Which is for you?
  • Get settled. Immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions with the help of our HR team – friendly faces who can advise on visas, language classes, insurance, and much more!


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  • Expand your creativity. Join one of our diverse teams and find the newest ways to innovate in our 6000 m2 Salzburg HQ studio. Then, kick back and relax with our in-house comforts – well-equipped kitchens, bike storage, social spaces, and more!
  • Get obsessed. Share our desire to delight consumers and relish in solving challenges with brand and design. Bring your skillset and perspective to our diverse team and collaborate with experts around the world. Our collective passion is what makes KISKA unique.


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  • Dive in! Join your teammates on a new pursuit – whether it’s surfing, motocross, skateboarding, mountain biking, running, e-sports, or rock-climbing. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! What will be your next obsession?
  • Meet the KISKA family! Strap on your Lederhosen and get your dancing shoes on because we host social events throughout the year. Or if that’s not your style, simply unwind after work with a local beer from our kitchen.

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