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Manager, Creative Visual Experience

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: Manager - Creative Visual Experience 
Primary Purpose: The Manager – Creative Visual Experience will be responsible for supporting to drive the integrated global visual concepts. This role reports to the Senior Manager of Creative Visual Experience.

Partnering with your Senior Manager, you will support to creatively develop and bring to life the store vm experience for windows, showrooms, pop-ups, in-store take overs & seasonal moments with a focus on 2d elements. It will be critical for this role to build cross functional relationships with VM, VM Production team, Merchandising & Marketing for seasonal storytelling narrative, marketing campaigns and 2D assets.


With the support of your Senior Manager, you will take the colorful energy and playful sophistication of the brand to new heights of imagination, focused on creating a positive new thinking, as a disruptive force to an already successful fashion brand. Key focus is to engage the consumer, drive traffic and continue to build the brand’s relevance and desirability. Applicants must be comfortable and capable of managing multiple projects at a time in various different stages organization and thoughtfully prioritizing is key. This is an exciting opportunity for a designer with a vivid imagination, a passion for searching out new perspectives and processes, and an insatiable desire for creative problem solving.


The successful individual will leverage their proficiency on the Visual Experience team to…

Windows & In-Store

  • Partner closely with the Senior Manager of Creative Visual Experience in designing and implementing seasonal creative content for mainline and outlet channels in 2D and 3D if relevant.
  • Support in developing compelling creative concepts for windows. Create mood boards, sketches, conceptual mockups, and share multiple concepts prior to final creative landing.
  • Develop creative concepts into production ready art files, technical decks, sku decks, and create final seasonal releases for global partners.
  • Partner with Merchandising team for clear focus on Seasonal Strategies, linking to Fashion and Key buys. 
  • Design to cost as part of process, thru knowledge of materials and value engineering ideation.  Partner with 2D + 3D production and Tapestry Production & Procurement teams from development thru production phases, and to successful execution of concept.
  • Ability to understand global nuances and adapt creative according (i.e. store tier, global flagship and core locations)


Seasonal Pop-ups/ Outposts

  • Partner closely with the Senior Manager of Creative Visual Experience in research, exploration and development of creative concepts for all seasonal brand pop-ups, with a focus on 2D elements.
  • Develop technical production files as relevant to final designs for global release.



  • Partner closely with Senior Manager to ideate the creative visual strategy for Showrooms, with a focus on 2d elements.
  • Support with seasonal showroom design across all markets/channels, as needed.
  • Develop technical production files and release decks for showroom creative.


The accomplished invidual will possess…

  • Expert level in Illustrator and InDesign
  • Comfortable with drawing digitally and hand sketching
  • Intermediate level in Photoshop
  • Basic understanding of SketchUp/Rhino a big plus, or willingless to learn
  • Must be comfortable lifting 30 lbs, using ladders on an occasional basis
  • Attend least four overnight installs per year
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Must live within commutable distance of NYC
  • Hybrid remote/in office as needed

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.


Kate Spade 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 the 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 Kate Spade at


Req ID:  91503

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