Valerie Hawkins Freelance Footwear & Accessories Designer

Strategy & Concept

Design

Tech Packs & Product Development

Illustration

A love of making and a respect for craftsmanship and great design led me to study at Cordwainers College. Since then I’ve spent the past eighteen years working as a women’s footwear designer for a diverse customer base which includes British and International brands.

Over the years I’ve worked with many product developers, technicians and factories all over the world to design & build successful collections. Drawing on these experiences I now design and develop shoes, on a consultancy basis, from my studio in Somerset.  I am passionate about  incorporating more mindful and sustainable design and business practices into my work. I embrace new materials, technologies and ways of working to lessen the impact that footwear has on our environment and our future.

Email me here to discuss new design projects and availability.


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