Last updated on September 29th, 2021 at 12:18 pm
Take a sneak peek behind the scenes at Shoe Zone HQ for a little insight into day-to-day life from loads of departments, from buying to marketing to finance to customer services and everything in between. Take a look at all of our top tips and advice for working in these departments, you may even get some pizza topping inspiration too…
How long have you been a member of the Shoe Zone team?
I have been a member of the Shoe Zone Team for over 3 years now!
What does your job role involve?
All things design! This can vary from in store publicity to online content, animations, creating vinyl artwork for lorries and even brand development. I recently redesigned our own brand shoeboxes so that they don’t use any glue, making them more environmentally friendly.
How did you get into this career?
It was earlier this year when I saw the job ad for the Graphic Design role, after submitting my portfolio I was accepted for the position and have been designing since then.
What is your favourite thing to do in your job?
There isn’t one singular thing I can point out. However, seeing your work in store or online is rewarding.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to go into your career?
If you want to pursue a career in Graphic Design I would recommend learning Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. If you can’t get your hands on that then you can practise with Affinity Photo and Affinity Design, they’re not industry recognised but they are a cost effective option and use similar tools to Adobe’s software.
Also, it would be good to take part in an accredited course or you can learn from tutorials online.
Now, onto the serious topics: what’s your go-to pizza topping?
I don’t have a go-to pizza topping, however I do like a good Margherita Pizza or if I want to be adventurous then it has to be the ‘Hot Pepper Passion’ from Papa John’s!
What’s the last thing you watched that you really enjoyed?
The Office – The Fire Drill Episode. If you haven’t watched it yet, please do. It’s hilarious!
And finally, what’s been your highlight of working at Shoe Zone so far?
The time I won the Shoe Zone Go Karting race (I’m a little competitive).