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Associate Designer, Global Visual Experience


New York, NY, US

Coach is a leading design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle collections, with a long-standing reputation built on quality craftsmanship. Defined by a free-spirited, all-American attitude, the brand approaches design with a modern vision, reimagining luxury for today with an authenticity and innovation that is uniquely Coach. All over the world, the Coach name is synonymous with effortless New York style.

Coach is part of the Tapestry portfolio – a global house of brands powered by optimism, innovation, and inclusivity.


Primary Purpose:


The Associate Designer, Global Visual Experience, will play a key role in designing pop-ups and In-store experiences for the Coach brand. This individual will be passionate about creating exciting, experiential spaces for customers, and will be responsible for design projects from ideation through to final design and global roll-out.


The candidate should combine a competent proficiency with 3D software, with strong ideation and design skills. They will have a unique creative eye and a passion for spatial design, with a strong sense of material, form and aesthetics and a passion for the industry. This individual will join the studio at an exciting time, and should be passionate about the future of spatial design and visual experience. The ideal candidate will be excited to push the boundaries of retail design, infusing storytelling, events and experiences into environments that were traditionally retail driven. This position reports to the Senior Manager, Creative Visual Experience.


The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in design to...

  • Design seasonal pop-up, window, event and showroom spaces, working on projects from early ideation to technical execution.
  • Work independently whilst maintaining an understanding of the overall creative vision and objectives – they must demonstrate ability to think creatively and innovatively in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Translate creative concepts into design projects with a variety of outcomes, from physical pop-ups and retail environments to digital spaces.
  • Develop spatial design concepts using a combination of sketching, visualization, rendering and 3D modelling skills.
  • Work with production partners to develop materials and prototypes for creative sign off.
  • Support regional teams in the global execution and regional roll out of designs. Ability to adapt designs to different store layouts and to tier ideas down across multiple scales and touch points.
  • Create technical guidance booklets for regional and production teams to adapt to local markets.
  • Capacity to critically manage time and to work to tight deadlines.


The accomplished individual will have…

  • 1 to 2+ years experience designing spaces within a creative studio.
  • A design degree in architecture, scenography, interiors, product design or similar.
  • A passion for designing experiences, spaces and furniture.
  • An interest in designing both physical and digital spaces.
  • Ability to follow creative direction and adapt designs according to creative feedback.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong layout and technical skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in 3D modelling, confident with technical drawing, rendering and visualization.
  • Proficiency using Sketchup, Rhino and Adobe Creative Suite essential.
  • Proficiency using Keyshot, Cinema 4D or similar rendering software a plus.
  • Experience working within luxury fashion/ retail environments a plus.
  • Possession of a valid US work visa is preferred.
  • Please note. This position will begin remotely but applicants should be willing to relocate to New York in the near future. US work authorization is required for this position.

Our Competencies for All Employees

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • Managerial 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.

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:  86945

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