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Designer of shoes, handbags, etc.


Accessory designers design and develop products, normally small or medium sized, that are somewhat fashionable and modern. The most common accessories are textile related, such as shoes, belts, handbags, suitcases, etc., as well as wallets, coin purses, agendas, etc. The profile for these designers may be graphic, industrial, textile fashion textile or have architectural training. In all cases, they have typical basic training, complemented with other knowledge that lets them develop these products with each production technology.


  • Analysis of the project, company and market.
    Before starting the project, designers analyse the specifications for the design objectives, product positioning, the company and the user.
  • Preliminary design project.
    The designer proposes different creative core concepts with different views of the product, selects materials and finishes and shows the finishing touches that will surely give the product a unique personality. The supports used to present the preliminary project are usually illustrations or sketches, 3D computer renderings and plans of general sizes.
  • Prototype design and management project.
    After the working direction has been selected, make the final touch ups and manage the production of piece prototypes, to be able to validate the selected design. After viewing the prototype, the necessary changes are made. Having to make another prototype is not ruled out.
  • Monitoring of the project industrialisation.
    Once the prototype has been approved, the designer supervises the product's final production.

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