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Design Apprentice, Stuart Weitzman Footwear

Stuart Weitzman

New York, NY, US

Stuart Weitzman is a luxury brand built upon the idea of creating a beautifully constructed shoe. For more than 30 years, Stuart Weitzman has been synonymous with expert craftsmanship and innovative design. The brand is on a journey to evolve into a global multi-category accessories leader based on providing a foundation of wardrobe essentials that foster an emotional connection with women of all ages.

The company operates over 100 retail stores across North America, Europe and Mainland China. The brand is also sold through licensed international stores and international shop-in-shops, fine retailers and specialty stores and e-commerce sites in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mainland China and Hong Kong. Stuart Weitzman footwear and accessories are sold in more than 70 countries. 

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

Title: Design Apprentice

Stuart Weitzman is a company with rich heritage and a prestige unmatched in the global luxury footwear and handbag industry. For more than 30 years, every pair has been handcrafted using the finest materials and meticulously engineered for a flawless fit. Today, Stuart Weitzman is on a journey to evolve into a global multi-category accessories brand, producing innovative accessories for every woman for every occasion.


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.


What you will learn...

During your Stuart Weitzman apprenticeship you will get to work in our New York Hudson Yards Design Studio with a team of seasoned designers with expertise in accessories and an emphasis on footwear.   Working as part of the design team, you will have ongoing learning & development opportunities and exposure to the creative design and development process.   Upon completion of the program, you will have gained hands on experience and developed valuable design skills that will position you for future career success.

What you will do...

You will partner with the design team to work on all aspects of the design process, including assistance with sketching, CAD design, technical specs, presentation boards, meeting preparation, raw materials coordination and sample management. You will be a part of a dynamic, creative environment where you will collaborate with talented designers as well as partners in the business.


You will have the opportunity to bring your love of fashion and creativity.  We want you to have fun, inspire us, and share your passion for design.  We want to know what you see, what you are excited by in the world - the latest art installation, music, streetwear influencer, architecture, product idea…….it is all about ideation!


The specifics…

The apprenticeship lasts for six (6) months and is a full time paid position, 5 days per week.  There is the option to extend an additional (6) months pending performance and your interest.  We will align on this by the end of your fourth month.   As full time roles become available, we will consider our apprentices for these positions.


Qualifications you will need...

  • Candidates should be pursuing or recent graduates of a fashion/accessories design degree
  • Prior brand related internship experience
  • Advanced proficiency and experience using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.  
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to interact with a diverse group at all levels
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and follow-through
  • Proven ability to sketch and spec
  • Ability to work full-time, five days a week with a 6 month commitment
  • Interested candidates should attach examples of their work along with their resume.

Stuart Weitzman 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 Stuart Weitzman at

Req ID:  46001

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