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Coach, Inc.

Design Apprentice

Coach, Inc. - New York City, NY

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.

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...

The program begins with an intensive orientation including visits to our quality lab and Design Archives; learning sessions on our product development process; and design-specific technical training classes.

You will have ongoing learning & development opportunities, exposure to senior designers and the opportunity to present a final project to leaders within the organization. Upon completion of the program, you will have gained hands on experience at America’s leading accessories house and will have developed valuable design skills that will position you for future success.

What you will do...

You will partner with the design team to learn all aspects of the design process, including assistance with design cards, presentation boards, meeting preparation, 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 ownership over:

Maintaining and tracking designs in our Product Lifecycle Management system

Creating design flats and renderings using Adobe Illustrator

Partnering with product development in tracking samples

Coordinating raw materials (leather, fabric, hardware) for sample development

Completing hardware cards and color palettes for the design review process

Organizing the design room and boards for presentation

The below departments will be hosting Design Apprentices:

Women’s Bags

Women’s SLG

Women’s RTW

Men’s Bags

Men's RTW

Women’s Jewelry

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

Interested candidates should attach examples of their work along with their resume.

Ability to work full-time, five days a week with a 6 month commitment.

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. *LI-AV Visit Coach at

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Coach, Inc.


Design Apprentice Coach, Inc. - New York City, NY, United States


Location: New York City, NY

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