elizabeth connelly


you could say i’m a little obsessed* with shoes (in a good way)

delivering an abundance of unique yet commercial ideas for footwear (all genders, all categories, all constructions) for 15+ years in the footwear industry, working with companies including katharine page, powerstep, chaco, the walking company, cudas, dansko, jakii (australia), bass, hush puppies, rockport, tommy hilfiger, sperry top-sider, osh gosh b’gosh, and others

extensive footwear product development experience working in brazil, china, mexico, and taiwan

services offered include trend research, creative direction, footwear design (uppers, insoles, midsoles, outsoles, heels, hardware, etc), footwear development, materials sourcing, technical and detail drawings, color-ups, fittings, proto reviews and revises, blueprint reviews and revises, detailing specifications, rapid prototyping

rates are flexible and customized to meet the client’s needs and budget

i work by project, by day, by hourly rate or by some combination of fee + royalty

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Freelance Footwear Designer and Developer
Katharine Page, Powerstep, and others, New York
June 2017 – Present




hudson valley, ny