Why Work With Us?

We are an eclectic group of individuals that value working for a family owned company because we are also treated as family.

  • Reverse commute from downtown Seattle with easy, free office parking
  • Competitive salary and benefits package including medical & dental insurance, 401k matching
  • Employee purchase program, hybrid work from home policy, and paid volunteer time
  • Open work environment with casual dress code and flexible schedule

Washington Shoe Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Current Job Openings

Renton Washington, USA

Graphic Print Artist 

Location: Washington Shoe Company HQ - Renton, Washington
Schedule:
Full time, Monday - Friday
Salary: $55K - $70K

About Washington Shoe Company: 

Washington Shoe Company is a leading footwear manufacturer based in Seattle, Washington. With a rich history spanning over 130 years, we pride ourselves on crafting high-quality, innovative footwear for a diverse range of consumers. Our brands include Western Chief, Chooka, and Staheekum, catering to various lifestyles. We are committed to excellence in design, functionality, and sustainability, striving to deliver exceptional products that inspire confidence, comfort, and fun in every step. 

Position Overview: 

Washington Shoe Company is seeking a dynamic and creative Graphic Print Artist to join our team. The ideal candidate will use their skills and creativity to create original trend-appropriate illustrations and graphic concepts for all design needs, logos, products, and packaging, while ensuring that their work aligns seamlessly with our brand's vision.  They would possess a keen eye for color, print, scale, and pattern. As the Graphic Print Artist, you will play a pivotal role in enhancing the brand awareness, driving sales, and creating smiles for our customers. 

Graphic Print Artist responsibilities may include: 

  • Collaborating with design team and marketing to gather industry data on key trends.  
  • Creating prints and illustrations for footwear, apparel, accessories, packaging, and promotional materials. 
  • Maintain and elevate brand aesthetic across all touchpoints and all graphic design tools. 
  • Creating spec tech packs for sample development. 
  • Communicating with overseas factories and agents, providing design comments with visual and physical references. 
  • Managing deadlines, ensuring projects and presentations are completed on time. 
  • Creating presentation boards for customers and sales teams. 
  • Assisting and attending design meetings, sample reviews, and line reviews. 
  • A possibility of traveling for meetings and tradeshows. 
  • Take on additional design projects as needed. 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in art or design related field. 
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in design. 
  • Proven track record of developing and executing original print designs. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across departments. 
  • Creative thinker with a keen eye for design and attention to detail. 
  • Proficiency in CAD using Adobe Illustrator & Creative Suite, Photoshop. 
  • Common business applications including Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. 
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to changing priorities. 
  • A team player with an entrepreneurial spirit. 
  • Positive, driven, and self-aware. 
  • Alignment with company core values: 
  • Lead with integrity. 
  • Make tomorrow better. 
  • Do more with less. 
  • Act with passion and ambitious timelines. 
  • Transparent communication. 
  • Deliver smiles. 
  • Be humble. 
  • Work with a curious mind. 
  • Be inclusive and family spirited. 

Benefits: 

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance. 
  • 401(k) plan with company match. 
  • Generous paid time off and holiday schedule. 
  • Employee product allocation benefit and discounts on company products. 
  • Flexible work environment. 
  • Professional development opportunities and career growth potential. 

Account Executive

Location: Washington Shoe Company HQ - Renton, Washington
Schedule:
Full time, Monday - Friday
Salary: $70K - $90K per year + quarterly commission compensation, DOE

Welcome to Washington Shoe Company, a Seattle-based, family-owned business with four generations of extraordinary legacy. Despite our size, we fearlessly compete with industry giants, making every step count. We are a close-knit, passionate team focused on delivering a world class customer experience while achieving outstanding results for our portfolio of brands; Western Chief, Chooka, and Staheekum. Western Chief is best known for its 3D printed rubber rain boots. Loved for years, these character boots are still standouts, proudly selected in 2022 as one of Oprah's Favorite Thing's.

We have ADDED additional NEW opportunities in our sales division to fuel our growth!

We are in search of driven, passionate, personable and customer experience focused individuals to join our team and grow into being an expert sales team member, driving your assigned accounts to new heights. If people and sales are your passion, this is the perfect opportunity for you to shine, while developing your sales skills and building customer relationships, learning to curate the perfect product assortments, driving profitable growth together. If you have been waiting for an opportunity to show your dedication, motivation and drive, this may be the role for you!

What you’ll bring:

  • Customer First Mindset: You love people! Your talent for creating unforgettable experiences for customers or clients puts you in a league of your own.
  • Tech-Savvy Skills: Tech is second nature to you. Expert Microsoft 365 skills, a love for AI and Chat GPT are just a few of the resources you have mastered.
  • Self-Driven Initiator: You see any opportunity or challenge as a chance to find a solution to win.
  • Competitive Spirit: You always strive to win for yourself, your team, and your customers.
  • Lifelong Learner: You thrive on new insights and knowledge, constantly seeking opportunities to learn and grow, never settling for complacency.
  • Communication Commander: Articulating your passion or topic is fun (and easy) for you, through conversations, email and presentations.
  • Adventurer: Love to travel? This role provides opportunities to explore various destinations throughout the United States.
  • Realistic Optimist: For you positivity trumps circumstance, regardless of the situation.
  • Educational Exceller: You tried and you conquered by achieving a bachelor's degree or its equivalent, showcasing your commitment to gaining knowledge and personal growth.

Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental and Life Insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Competitive PTO plan
  • Paid volunteer time off
  • Free product allowance & Employee purchase program
  • Reverse commute from downtown Seattle with easy, free office parking
  • Open work environment with casual dress code
  • Flat organization with significant exposure to leadership team

Our Core Values:

  • Transparent Communication
  • Work with a curious mind
  • Make tomorrow better
  • Be humble
  • Do more with less
  • Act with passion & ambitious timelines
  • Lead with integrity
  • Deliver smiles
  • Inclusive & family spirited
  • Be the customer

Washington Shoe Company is committed to giving back to the community through its non-profit organization, the Wear A Big Smile Foundation. The foundation actively engages with the Pacific Northwest community, donating over 50,000 (brand new) pairs of footwear to various local non-profits since its formation. We are dedicated to making a positive impact and improving the lives of those in need.

Send your resume and why you’d be a great fit to our WSC family to careers@washingtonshoe.com

We are always hiring!

We are always looking for driven individuals who are passionate about footwear and retail business and who can thrive in a friendly, and fast-paced environment. Join our team and become part of a fashion forward 4th generation family owned-and-operated company offering the best in water-resistant style, while providing our team members opportunities for advancement and success. We offer positions in both our warehouse and our corporate office. Put your best foot forward with Washington Shoe Company!

Internships also available in Marketing, Operations, Design, Sales, and HR.

Send your resume and why you’d be a great fit to our WSC family to careers@washingtonshoe.com

Accolades

Awards and Recognition from Seattle's Business Publication, Puget Sound Business Journal

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Work life fun!

Employee Milestones

We’re proud to have a list of employees with long-standing tenure at the company. Over the years they have all become solid members of our family.

Wilfredo Godoy

Kristin Raber

Elgin Alcantara

Andrew Addleman

Erika Christiansen

Heather Dady

Karen Abusch

Nick Howe

Paul Tilfas

Yelena Zhuravel

Yolonda Leighton