Associate Designer


About Express, Inc.

Express, Inc. is a multi-brand fashion retailer whose portfolio includes Express, Bonobos and UpWest. The Company operates an omnichannel platform as well as physical and online stores. Grounded in a belief that style, quality and value should all be found in one place, Express is a brand with a purpose - We Create Confidence. We Inspire Self-Expression. - powered by a styling community. Bonobos is a menswear brand known for exceptional fit and an innovative retail model. UpWest is an apparel, accessories and home goods brand with a purpose to Provide Comfort for People & Planet.

The Company has over 530 Express retail and Express Factory Outlet stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, the online store and the Express mobile app; over 60 Bonobos Guideshop locations and the online store; and 13 UpWest retail stores and the online store. Express, Inc. is traded on the NYSE under the symbol EXPR. For more information about our Company, please vis it and for more information about our brands, please visit , or

Location Name

New York Office


Looking for experienced candidates in Tailored Clothing, Sweaters or Denim.

  • Collaborate in research and development of seasonal trends (Runway, Magazines, Style blogs, ect).
  • Identify key ideas and images for seasonal concept, design and development.
  • Collaborate in shopping retail and designer markets to seek new & innovative ideas.
  • Contribute strong and innovative ideas & designs independently.
  • Work toward independently owning (from concept to final product) an entire category with guidance and direction from Design Director / VP Design.
  • Follow trends and have knowledge of competitors and aspirational brands for your category.
  • Create and present big idea boards at concept/kickoff.
  • Create tech packs, communicate with tech team, drive fits, and work on follow-up issues with production.
  • Collaborate in identifying fabrics and trims for development
  • Attend fittings to support Sr/Designer, but also be able to drive fitting for your own category
  • Communicates regularly with merchant partners to gather input, share ideas and line development direction, and get them on board.

Required Experience & Qualifications
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Apparel Design
  • Experience: 2 - 4 years of full time professional Design experience
  • Eye for "Express" brand; excellent design and sketching skills; strong fashion and creative ability; keen trend awareness
  • Strong organizational skills & ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to anticipate next
  • Ability to work well with multiple team members: Positive Team player attitude
  • Sense of accountability and strong work ethic
  • Punctuality & dependable attendance
  • Proficiency in: WebPDM, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Windows (Outlook / Word / Excel)

To learn more about the Design team, watch this video to see what makes this team so special and consider joining our Express community.

Benefits and Compensation:

Express, Inc. offers a range of benefits to help protect full-time associates health and long-term financial security including:
  • Medical, pharmacy, dental and vision coverage
  • 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with Company match
  • Merchandise discount
  • Paid Time Off
  • Parental leave for new moms and dads

Part-time associates may be eligible to receive paid sick leave, public health emergency leave and to participate in the 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with Company match. Additionally, part-time associates are eligible to receive a merchandise discount, and to choose voluntary benefits through YouDecide. Full-time associates may be eligible to participate in our incentive plan.

Actual compensation offered is dependent upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, work location, education, relevant skills and experience of the candidate.

Salary Range

$70,200 - $99,700


An equal opportunity employer, Express, Inc. does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or any other terms and conditions of employment hiring on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected characteristic. Express, Inc. only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States. Express, Inc. is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation because of a disability to search and apply for a listed job position, please call 1-800-964-9793 and say 'Associate Relations' or send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Notification to Agencies : Please note that Express, Inc. 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, Inc. will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.