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  • scott wills

    Freelance Footwear Designer

    London, United Kingdom

www.thetailoredlast.co.uk Contact info@thetailoredlast.co.uk Born out of a desire to create conceptual footwear across multiple product categories & diverse disciplines. Those where the key attributes when ‘the tailored last’ footwear design consultancy was founded in 2008. Having worked in the footwear industry as a footwear designer & developer since early 2000 for UK,International and private brands/labels, the next logical step was to offer those skills that had been so carefully developed and defined to a wider audience. Every project is different and understanding your needs and project requirements is something we believe is imperative to creating the right product for you & your brand. We have acquired extensive knowledge of the footwear design & footwear development process thru years of working in the footwear industry with some of the best UK & International footwear brands and footwear factories. We cover all aspects of the footwear design process from entry point to high end, casual, lifestyle, formal & safety footwear. From start up brands to international collections, we offer an end to end service. We work on a freelance footwear design / project basis and offer a very competitive pricing structure. We can work in-house or via satellite location with your development team or chosen factory. We have worked with Clients & factories in the UK, Europe, China, India, Vietnam, Taiwan, USA & Canada.

Work Samples

  • Design

  • Development

  • Tailored

Work History

  • Head of footwear design

    • Dickies
    • United Kingdom
    • Aug 2014 - Present (3 years 3 months)

    Design & direction for dickies life footwear collections, Uk & Europe

  • Senior footwear designer

    • Scruffs
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Mar 2012 - Present (5 years 8 months)

    Freelance safety footwear designer working closely with the Product development manager & buyers to produce a fashion conscious safety footwear range. Responsibilities include trend research, outsole design, range building and tech packs for the factories.

  • Freelance Footwear Désigner / Consultant

    • 33 joints
    • Sep 2010 - Present (7 years 2 months)

    Freelance footwear designer / consultant for in-house & license brands such as Original Penguin, Firetrap & Duck and Cover

  • footwear design consultancy

    The tailored last is a creative freelance footwear design consultancy run by footwear designer Scott Wills.

    Scott graduated with a first class honours in footwear design from the Somerset College of Art's & design in 2003. Scott was awarded 'accessories designer of the year' at the london graduate fashion week in 2003.

    The tailored last footwear design agency was set up in 2008 to provide a freelance & project based design service for branded and private label companies.

    A one stop shop for all your design & development needs.

    We manage all aspects of footwear creation: from research, design, development and strategy to tech packs direct to your factory. We have over ten years experience in footwear design and specialise in mens footwear design & development.

    We have experience of developing product first hand with factories in Europe & the Far East including India and Taiwan.

    We have a great combination of talent and experience and pride ourselves on bringing new and exciting conceptual idea's to the table.

  • Freelance Footwear Designer/consultant

    • FT International
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Nov 2010 - Dec 2013 (3 years 1 month)

    Freelance footwear designer/consultant working on in-house brands & licence product for the Uk Market

  • Senior Footwear Designer/consultant

    • Rossco Sports
    • Sep 2009 - Dec 2010 (1 year 3 months)

    Designed range for Dunlop Green Flash Licence, freelance designer.

  • Footwear Designer

    • D R Shoes
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Jan 2009 - Aug 2009 (7 months)

    Responsible for men's footwear design for nanny State brand


  • somerset college of art's & design

    • 1st class honours footwear & accessories design
    • 2001 - 2003
  • Woodroffe School

    • a level art & design
    • 1986 - 1992
  • Thorncombe Primary School

    • 1980 - 1986



freelance footwear design


Accessories Designer of the year 2003 London Graduate Fashion Week Published work: July 2007 Fashion Illustration Martin Dawbler