Footwear Technologist is a field which deals with synthesis, production and refining of leather so that it can be put into efficient use. It deals in designing bags, shoes and various leather merchandise. They are technically skilled professionals who look after the entire process of shoe making.
- Leather Designer
- Footwear designer
- Accessories Designer
- Upholstery Designer
- Automobile accessories designer
- Export Manufacturing
10+ 2 in Science Stream with at least 60% marks. Opting for Chemistry as a subject in 10+2 will be beneficial.
- A creative bent of mind - Good hand at drawing - Computer skills
Courses to be pursued
- Diploma or a Certificate qualification in footwear design/ leather technology
- CAD Course for Footwear Design
- Graduation in Footwear Designing and Leather Technology
- Two-year PG diploma in management—footwear technology (PGDM-FT)
- Doctoral Degree in Footwear Designing and Leather Technology
National Institute of Fashion Technology
Address: Hauz Khas, Near Gulmohar Park New Delhi 110016
Footwear Design and Development Institute
Address: A-10/A Sector–24 NOIDA Gautam Budh Nagar Uttar Pradesh 201301
There are various job opportunities for a Footwear designer. One can choose to be an independent Designer. One can work in export houses. In retail Stores as Merchandisers or Brand managers, or as Retail Trainers, Range Developers, Buyers, Production Managers, Automobile Upholstery Designer, Home décor Designer.
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