Store Designer

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Real Estate


A Brand That's What's Now

Express is the sexy, sophisticated lifestyle fashion brand for every occasion: work, weekends, or nights on the town.  Our brand is what's new and what's now for young fashion-forward men and women.  We have more than 600 retail and outlet stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as franchise stores in Latin America.  We also have a best-in-class online/mobile shopping experience at that allows our customers to shop whenever and wherever they like.  


A Workplace To Match

We think you'll like it here. 

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, generous associate discount, casual work environment, and the opportunity to connect and engage with some of the smartest, most passionate individuals in the fashion business.  We're always looking for talented leaders at all levels to join our team; if this sounds like you, we'd love to chat!


The Store Designer will apply multiple existing design concept / criteria to individual store locations via a schematic design inclusive of both a plan layout and storefront elevation.  Manage each store project from real estate packet through start of construction. Assist Purchasing and Construction teams to resolve any issues that may arise to achieve a positive solution that is both brand correct and in Express’ best interest. Create and / or comment on necessary documentation needed to facilitate tenant fit-outs.  Ability to simultaneously lead and / or assist in multiple store projects while managing any additional a-typical department requests.

Additional responsibilities will include:
-Design, manage, assist and document multiple stores per Project Schedule from Real Estate packet through store opening. Designing requires the ability to space plan appropriately defining, documenting and resolving any site-specific, a-typical design or existing site elements.  Managing of each project requires the review of LL and site survey information and consulting with the Project Architect for code requirements to ensure the store’s overall compliance; reviewing DD drawing set for design intent; reviewing LL and BD comment summaries to resolve Express’ design, cost and schedule benefit.  Assisting requires the working with both internal and external partners to ensure others maintain EXPRESS standards.  Documenting requires one to possess the skills necessary to create sketches, Schematic Designs, Design Development sets, etc. as required.
-Collaborate with ‘Visual’ and ‘Operations’ teams and resolve design related issues resulting from fixturing and back of house efficiencies.
-Prepare presentation drawings to communicate design intent to Express, LLs, city review boards, etc.
-Complete shop-drawing reviews as it relates to each individual store, including but not limited to Signage, Metal, and Fixture shops.
-Collaborate with CMs and GCs and resolve design-related issues or significant site changes / field conditions that occur during construction.

Essential Requirements
-Education: Bachelor’s Degree Required; degree in Interior Design or Architecture preferred
-Experience: 3-5 years of experience as an Interior Designer, Store Designer within a specialty retail organization, Architecture and / or design firm
-Strong space planning skills
-Strong proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe Acrobat PDF Writer and Adobe Photoshop
-Basic proficiency in SketchUp and Adobe Creative Suite
-Working knowledge of the retail store design through construction process or similar

Preferred Requirements
-Ability to follow established EXPRESS policies and procedures
-Ability to effectively manage both priorities and time
-Ability to be self-motivated, self-sufficient, process oriented and hands-on
-Ability to simultaneously handle multiple projects
-Skilled relationship management at all levels (collaboration and communication)
-Skilled proficiency on FTP site platforms (Lucernex preferred)
-Skilled proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)

Travel Requirements
-20 - 30 domestic trips per year


As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class.  Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.
Notification to Agencies: Please note that Express does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.


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