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Assistant Designer, Tech Accessories

Kate Spade

New York, NY, US

Since its launch in 1993 with a collection of six essential handbags, Kate Spade New York has always stood for optimistic femininity. Today, the brand is a global life and style house with handbags, ready-to-wear, jewelry, footwear, gifts, home décor and more. Polished ease, thoughtful details and a modern, sophisticated use of color—Kate Spade New York’s founding principles define a unique style synonymous with joy.


Kate Spade New York is part of the Tapestry portfolio – a global house of brands powered by optimism, innovation, and inclusivity.


Job Title: Assistant Designer, Mainline

Primary Purpose: To conceptualize, create, and develop designs for Mainline tech accessories and supporting small leather goods.


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

  • support the design process from conception through production  
  • responsible for market / new innovations / trend research and the communication of design ideas
  • provide recommendations regarding seasonal themes, edits to line, new concepts, etc.
  • ensure that product is of high quality and consistent with market trends, as well as business strategy.
  • work with pre-production partner for tech accessories and small leather goods to ensure design packages are complete and accurate.
  • work collaboratively with the design team to design/spec tech accessories and small leather goods
  • create highly detailed specs
  • work with merchandising and sales teams and assist in determining sales need
  • collaborate and develop close working relationships with tech design, merchandising, production, the CAD team, sourcing offices and vendors to ensure the quality, delivery and business practices are achieved and upheld.


The accomplished individual will possess...

  • bachelors degree in a related field preferred but not required
  • 1-2 years experience
  • experience in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • hand sketch.
  • knowledge of raw materials, as well as, construction techniques.
  • strong communication and organizational skills.


Req ID:  100714

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

Job Segment: Graphic Design, Merchandising, Creative, Retail

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