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Sr. Digital Designer

Kate Spade

New York, NY, US

since our launch in 1993 with a collection of six essential handbags, kate spade new york has always stood for optimistic femininity. today, our 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. under the vision of creative director nicola glass, we continue to celebrate confident women with a youthful spirit.

kate spade new york is part of the tapestry house of brands.


primary purpose: As a Senior Digital Designer at Kate Spade, you will join a (fun!) motivated team that is responsible for bringing the Kate Spade brand voice to life digitally across every aspect of the business. This role requires a highly motivated and talented designer with a background in visualizing a unified brand look and feel across the digital space. You must possess strategic and conceptual creative thinking, with an understanding of how thoughtful design can influence and strengthen a brand. You also have experience collaborating with talented copywriters and other cross-functional partners such as marketing and e-commerce as well as mentoring and managing junior designers. You will create emails, paid advertising, concept photo shoots, and social experiences of a high, polished standard.


the successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Digital Design to...

  • Interpret and develop Kate Spade’s existing brand for digital, bringing Kate Spade to life online in a way that is consistent with all of our other consumer touch points (product, packaging, etc.)
  • Work collaboratively as a member of the digital design team, focused on functional, conceptual, and beautiful user experiences across and our social channels.
  • Support the Creative Director and Art Director in bringing new campaign ideas to life in an assortment of digital channels
  • Create responsive web designs that translate seamlessly across devices.
  • Execute design for marketing campaigns across all digital channels including social, email and paid ads.
  • Research new channels, stay on top of digital trends
  • Work closely with marketing to optimize ad content, being adaptive to test results and research.
  • Follow and maintain brand identity standards.
  • Be a self-starter with the ability to create unique, thoughtful designs but also manage time independently and accurately
  • Develop creative that is adheres to the brief and on-brand, with an incredible attention to craft and detail while maintaining a strong point of view and an ability to think critically.
  • An interest in bringing our product and stories to life through animation as well as more traditional graphic design solutions.
  • Ability to quickly sketch, comp, and visualize ideas to communicate with internal stakeholders for proof-of-concept.


the accomplished individual will possess...

  • 5-7 years f experience at a design or branding studio, either agency or in-house
  • BA or BFA in graphic design, visual communications, or related field.
  • Contemporary and engaging portfolio with strengths in conceptual thinking, typography, layout, photo art direction and brand system development.
  • Very strong typographic layout skills and sensibilities across many mediums.
  • Excellent organizational skills, a natural collaborator, but can also work independently
  • Ability to be self-sufficient and juggle different types of projects with independent time-management skills.
  • Ability and experience presenting work in meetings, and selling creative to cross-functional partners.
  • Full proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Skills in video editing/animation/motion design is a plus


kate spade new york 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 new york at

Req ID:  58934

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