Luke McConnie

Experience

Experience


Inov8
Cumbria, England

Senior Footwear Designer
October 2016 - Present

Leading the footwear design and development process, bringing world class, market leading footwear projects to life. Working on a variety of categories including, Off road running, Road running, Cross fit & Training.


Ecco
Jutland, Denmark

Senior Footwear Designer
August 2014 - September 2016

Working within the Ecco Sport Design Lab, responsible for the design and development of performance trail running, hiking and outdoor inspired lifestyle footwear.


McConnie Design
Somerset, England

Freelance Footwear Designer
March 2013 - July 2014

Worked freelance for a variety of clients bringing their ideas to life by managing and overseeing all aspects of the design and development process.


Clarks
Somerset, England

Footwear Designer
March 2010 - Feburary 2013 

Specialised in Clarks, outdoor, sailing and lifestyle categories, generating innovative fit-for-purpose designs for global markets and the needs of their target consumer.


Nanny State Shoes
Staffordshire, England

Footwear Designer
2009 - 2010 (1 year)

Designed commercial mens footwear ranges for casual fashion brand Nanny State that addressed consumer, retailer and company needs on a seasonal timeline.


JJB Sports (PLC)
Lancashire, England

Footwear Designer
2008 - 2009 (1 year)

Responsible for designing and developing sports and lifestyle products for men and women. Working on in-house brands including Ellesse, Champion, Karrimor and Travel Fox.


Umbro International
Manchester, England

Footwear & Equipment Designer
May 2005 - December 2007

Responsible for the creation of indoor soccer footwear, and various soccer accessories, including shin guards, goal keeper gloves and ball graphics.


 

Education


De Montfort University
Leicester, England

Bachelor Of Arts (B.A.), Footwear Design (2.1)
2001 - 2004

As a footwear specific degree, De Montfort gave me an invaluable hands on experience of the shoe making process. Modules included, last making, pattern cutting, shoe constructions, machining/stitching, and hand lasting.


Runshaw College
Lancashire, England

G.N.V.Q. Art & Design (Distinction)
1999  - 2001