I’ve learned so much, and am excited to continue developing my career at Clarks
I moved to the UK from Italy to study Footwear Design at London College of Fashion. After working with Clarks during University projects, four years ago I moved from London to Street to join Clarks as a Trainee Designer. I’m now a Junior Designer, working in Originals.
I love getting fully involved and seeing the product lifecycle through from beginning to end
My role involves everything from concept research to designing and deciding on colours, materials and textures. The main challenges are contextualising my ideas and inspiration, ensuring each and every shoe is designed with great attention to detail and quality, as well as making sure deadlines are met so shoes are delivered ready for the new seasons.
Each project usually takes around 5-6 months to complete, during this time I have the opportunity to go to China to visit the factories and work with them to develop the shoes, which is always great! I love getting fully involved and seeing the product lifecycle through from beginning to end. I’ve learned so much from my time at Clarks and am excited to continue developing my career here.
Camilla Petrocchi, Junior Designer