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Senior Art Director - Brand Creative

Kate Spade

New York, NY, US

Crisp color, graphic prints and playful sophistication are the hallmarks of kate spade new york. From handbags to clothing and décor, our exuberant approach to the everyday encourages personal style with a dash of incandescent charm. We call it living colorfully. 

A member of the Tapestry family, we are part of a global house of brands that has unwavering optimism and is committed to being innovative and wholly inclusive.

General purpose of the position:

this person will be a key team leader in maintaining and evolving brand creative across all touchpoints.  the ideal candidate is a highly creative individual who welcomes the opportunity to direct design while driving process, work in a highly collaborative team environment, and embrace change as the brand grows and develops.



essential duties and responsibilities:

  • concept and direct gift guides
  • support in concepting seasonal campaigns
  • supervise most projects handled by the creative team including design, editorial, and print collateral as well as some cross-functional initiatives
  • translate strategic ideas into compelling and innovative creative concepts that engage the customer and promotes brand’s relevance and desirability
  • effectively manage a team of designers and assoc. art directors



  • bachelors degree required
  • 7+ years of relevant industry experience
  • 3+ years leading and managing a creative team
  • Exceptional management skills
  • expert in photoshop, illustrator and indesign. Knowledge of After Effects and a Sketch a plus
  • exceptional typography skills
  • ability to concept & art direct photo shoots
  • strong presentation skills
  • experience in both print and digital design a plus


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 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:  49186

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