Assistant Designer - Novelty

US-NY-New York
5 months ago
Job ID
Design - Other
Pos. Type
Full Time


Crisp color, graphic prints and playful sophistication are the hallmarks of Kate Spade & Company. From handbags and clothing to jewelry, fashion accessories, fragrance, eyewear, shoes, swimwear, home decor, desk accessories, stationery, tabletop and gifts, our exuberant approach to the everyday encourages personal style with a dash of incandescent charm. We call it living colorfully.

Kate Spade & Company has over 168 retail shops and outlet stores across the United States and more than 87 shops internationally. Our colorful products are sold worldwide, in every time zone and on every continent. Whether in San Francisco, Sao Paulo or Shanghai, our shops are always warm and inviting.

Welcome to Kate Spade & Company. 



The Assistant Designer, Novelty is responsible for assisting the Novelty Design team in all aspects of the design process and provide support as needed. He or she will be exposed to the design and art direction of graphics and illustrations of all categories. The ideal candidate is a highly creative individual who welcomes the opportunity to work in a highly collaborative team environment, and embrace change as the brand grows and develops.


  • Work in partnership with the Novelty team
  • Assist and help design artwork into approved seasonal concepts, colors and line plans for all categories
  • Understand the brand and how to translate that into illustrations and graphics
  • Be able to visualize and see how a print or artwork becomes translated into a product- especially when placing or scaling of artwork
  • Ensure assigned work is presentable for key meetings and ready for submission by calendar targets
  • Support team members where needed and requested
  • Sketch in to ideas and concepts
  • Build presentation decks for key meetings
  • Assist with presentations for key meetings



  • Mac proficiency
  • Typography skills
  • Experience in Adobe CS applications:
    • photoshop and illustrator required,
    • indesign experience a plus



Kate Spade & Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran



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