Assistant, Hardware Designer (Freelance)

Tory Burch
New York, New York, United States
20 Oct 2021
21 Jan 2022

The Assistant Designer, 3D Design, Handbags, Accessories and Footwear will provide support to the Senior Design Director and the design team on the successful creation of hardware from concept through production. The individual that we are seeking for this role must be passionate about product, naturally curious about learning 3D technology and possess an elevated aesthetic and eye for detail. You must be highly organized, detail oriented and adaptable to shifting priorities in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.


  • Help build seasonal design boards and keep them up to date
  • Update sketches and boards as the development progresses
  • Collect, track and ensure all information is compiled and easily accessible related to each style
  • Support the 3D printing process
  • Assist building tech packs
  • Create and execute cads including seasonal deck using Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Take notes in design/sketch meetings and capture all updates to designs
  • Prep samples and protos for review
  • Compile trend research and organize/up keep vintage and inspiration archive
  • Manage seasonal line sheets and PLM

  • AA or Bachelor's Degree in Product, Accessories Fashion Design or related area
  • Minimum of 1 years of design experience working for a luxury retailer a plus but not required
  • High proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience in Rhino or equivalent 3D rendering program strongly preferred
  • Strong hand and Illustrator sketching skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to learn and take on new challenges
  • Must provide digital portfolio of work


  • Adaptable - Change before you have to
    • Changes course easily - Knows when to be patient and when to push - Works well in the gray - Shows grace under pressure - Owns mistakes and learns from them - Balances multiple priorities
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit - Own it
    • Takes initiative, doesn't wait for direction - Builds for the future - Takes personal ownership and accountability - Is resourceful in getting things done
  • Collaborative - No "I" in Tory
    • Is self-aware and open-minded - Integrates the perspectives of others - Is direct but respectful - Communicates cross functionally - Knows when to get people involved and when to make a decision - Takes an inclusive approach
  • Client & Brand Focus - Put yourself in Tory's shoes
    • Passionate about the brand and the work - Creates a transformational client experience - Makes decisions in the best interest of the company and our customers - Focuses on internal and external customers
  • Live the Values - Being "Buddy"
    • Keeps the "Buddy Values" alive: Honesty + Kindness, Passion + Humility, Integrity + Compassion, Excellence + Humor. - It's not just what you do, but how you do it - Contributes to a positive and productive environment
  • Functional Expertise - Know Your Stuff
    • Has the skills necessary to perform the job - Keeps current on trends, skills, and practices - Puts learning into practice

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Tory Burch LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) or sexual orientation, gender expression, military status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, disability or membership in any other protected class under applicable law. Likewise, we will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, Ordinance No. 184652. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

Disability Accommodation

Tory Burch is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you require assistance or an accommodation with the hiring process, please contact .

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