Sr. Designer, Print

Tapestry, Inc. New York , NY 10007

Posted 2 months ago

Coach is a leading design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle collections, with a long-standing reputation built on quality craftsmanship. Defined by a free-spirited, all-American attitude, the brand approaches design with a modern vision, reimagining luxury for today with an authenticity and innovation that is uniquely Coach. All over the world, the Coach name is synonymous with effortless New York style.

Coach is part of the Tapestry portfolio - a global house of brands powered by optimism, innovation, and inclusivity.

Primary Purpose:The Senior Designer will manage the day to day responsibilities of the Print Studio. This role will focus on driving the print research and design process for Coach Collection/Pre-Collection and Coach New York (Retail) including RTW, leather goods, and scarves. The position reports directly to the Senior Design Director of the Print Studio.

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency to...

  • Research the prints and the print application ideas through market and online.

  • Create prints through original artwork or purchased files - clean, color separate and create colorway options.

  • Oversee design and development of scarves from research to production

  • Manage all information sharing across Design teams for various product categories and cross-functional partners such as PD teams and merchandising teams

  • Create and maintain concept and presentation boards

  • Work proactively according to development calendar to stay ahead of timelines

  • Maintain print and scarf archives both digitally and physically

  • Manage a team with two direct reports and one apprentice

The accomplished individual will possess...

  • Bachelors Degree in Textile Design, Graphic Design, or related field

  • 7-10 years of textile design work experience, in accessories &/or apparel market

  • Must be EXPERT level Photoshop and Illustrator user, and proficiency in Nedgraphics is a plus

  • Must be skilled at hand drawing and painting

  • Experience developing product directly with factories is a plus; understanding of product development from concept through commercialization

  • Knowledge of textiles, embellishments, and performance quality

  • A strong range of print and scarf resources

  • Highly-developed taste level and sensitivity to color balance

  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and adapt to change

  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented - excellent calendar adherence and ownership

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Understanding and enthusiasm for Coach brand

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.

Coach 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 Coach at

Req ID: 71592

Job Segment: Merchandising, Artist, Graphic Design, Apparel, Garment, Retail, Creative, Fashion

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