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 19 years in the footwear industry, working with companies including chacos, the walking company, cudas, katharine page, steelyz, dansko, jakii (australia), bass, hush puppies, rockport, tommy hilfiger, sperry top-sider, osh kosh 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, detailing specifications

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

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

*other obsessions include…
cycling – art – making mosaic sculptures – local agriculture – bacon – beacon – newburgh – paris – peru – mexico – travel in general –
“the great outdoors” – animals – especially my dogs (julio and arrow),
my cat (veselka), and all the pollinators of the world

get in touch!


hudson valley, ny