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Associate, Design Technology


New York, NY, US

Coach is a global fashion house founded in New York in 1941. Inspired by the vision of Creative Director Stuart Vevers and the inclusive and courageous spirit of our hometown, we make beautiful things, crafted to last—for you to be yourself in.

Coach is part of the Tapestry portfolio – a global house of brands committed to stretching what’s possible.


Cad Associate, Design Technology - Visual Experience – New York, NY



Please include a link to your online portfolio, only candidates with a portfolio of design work will be considered.


We are looking for a talented Associate Cad Designer with a diverse portfolio demonstrating mastery of craft. Your demonstrated skillset will span multiple development milestones; drawing upon your design talent and technical skills to create visual assets that support the Design process cross-functionally. As member of the Design Technology team, you'll join a diverse, multidisciplinary team that supports the design process cross-functionally from both a creative and technology perspective. This position will report to the Director, Design Technology.


The successful individual will leverage their proficiency to…

  • Create, preserve, and share seasonal design assets (color palettes, textures, brushes, symbols, and sketches) for use in visual tools & applications
  • Manage cross functional tools spanning multiple product categories
  • Work pro-actively according to the PDT calendar to stay ahead of timelines
  • Collaborate with Design, Product Development, Visual Merchandising, Digital, Creative Services, Global Merchandising, and Business Units to build an integrated working relationship
  • Serve as a resource across Coach’s creative teams, sharing your Adobe expertise and passion for technology
  • Build and maintain an organized file management system
  • Render photo realistic 3D models for use in the virtual showroom and other 3D workstreams  
  • Partner with colleagues across Visual Experience to further develop 3D initiatives and workflows
  • Quickly learn our processes and workflows—and then improve upon them!


The accomplished individual will possess...

  • Collaborative, team-oriented skills, also capable of working independently when necessary
  • Demonstrated organizational and prioritization skills with a high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities (quickly and efficiently) with tight deadlines
  • Ability to take direction, multi-task and manage shifting priorities
  • Strong communication skills with ability to interface with a diverse group
  • Must take initiative, ownership, and accountability for business
  • Flexibility and willingness to handle projects outside the scope of normal workload
  • Desire to continuously learn and grow as an artist, with new tools and natural curiosity
  • Creative problem-solver with the ability to troubleshoot and optimize workflows


An outstanding professional will have...

  • Bachelor’s degree in Digital design, fashion design, textile design, graphic design, or related field
  • 2 - 4  years’ experience in a related field
  • Experience working for a retail/fashion brand is a plus
  • Understanding of Apparel, Accessories and/or Footwear Design process
  • Highly skilled in the Adobe Creative Suite – Specifically Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Bridge, Acrobat, and InDesign
  • Exposure to 3D design - rendering and/or modeling. Adobe’s Substance Painter and Stager a plus
  • Thorough understanding of file processing, color profiles, calibration, and industry-standard/best practices
  • Desire to continuously learn and grow as an artist, with new tools and natural curiosity
  • Creative problem-solver with the ability to troubleshoot and optimize workflows
  • Analytical, creative, and innovative approach to solving problems
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • A passion for cutting edge technology & design
  • Understanding of Coach aesthetic


Our Competencies for All Employees

  • Courage: Doesn’t hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.

Our Competencies for All People Managers

  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others: Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
  • Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in their team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

Coach is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. Visit Coach at

Req ID:  95720

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