BIRKENSTOCK is a global lifestyle brand that stands for quality, function and all-round well-being. The historic roots of this long-standing family-run company can be traced back to the year 1774.  Nowadays, the product portfolio comprises sandals and closed shoes, accessories, natural cosmetics as well as beds and sleep systems. With more than 5,500 employees, BIRKENSTOCK is the German shoe industry’s largest employer. BIRKENSTOCK has 16 locations in Germany, with privately owned distribution companies in Europe, Asia and the USA.


For our Design Team at our location in Cologne, we are looking for a

3D Footwear Designer (m/f/d)


  • As a 3D Designer for Footwear at Birkenstock, you will use your skills and creativity to drive digital creation within and in collaboration within our multidisciplinary design team and the wider Product Creation team.
  • Your role will be multifaceted, including 3D design of footwear uppers/outsoles/buckles & hardware as well as the creation of photorealistic renderings for presentations and beyond.
  • With your astute understanding of the design process, you translate ideas at different stages of realization into fully modelled products. Through collaboration and employing your technical skills, you overcome design and manufacturing challenges.
  • You will use digital tools to create innovative concepts as well as digital assets to effectively communicate design intent. You will also collaborate with the Product Development teams to assist in the conceptualization and visualization of the new products, including support with technical drawings and renderings.



  • Several years of experience working as a designer, preferably in the footwear industry
  • Portfolio of relevant products and designs
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial / Fashion / Footwear Design or equivalent experience
  • Fit in 3D applications such as Rhino and/or SolidWorks, additional knowledge of Blender and Gravity Sketch is a plus
  • Practiced in creating realistic 3D assets for prototyping and mould making
  • Passion for design, innovation, and a strong creative drive
  • Curios, communicative teamplayer with the ability to multi-task
  • Willing to travel domestically and internationally



BIRKENSTOCK offers you all the advantages of a successful, fast growing, global company: dynamic work environment, considerable design freedom, authentic and open corporate culture and excellent development opportunities. Sounds exciting? It is. We are looking forward to receiving your online application, stating your salary expectations!

If you have any further questions, please contact Chloé Gouysse +49 175 209 46 88.

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