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Designer - Retail

Position Locations

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Company Overview

Vera Bradley is an American luggage and handbag design company founded by Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia Miller in 1982.  We produce cotton bags along with fashion and home accessories, office supplies, and gifts.  We own the Vera Bradley factory and full-line stores, as well.  Pura Vida Bracelets is also part of the “VRA” umbrella.

Position Overview

Support the Director of Retail Brand Experience and Store Design and the Manager, Real Estate and Construction in various store design projects including current & future prototype designs, fixturing, remodels, refreshes, and store rollout programs.

*The position does require the associate to work onsite at the home office in Fort Wayne, IN

  • Assist in the design and development of innovative store concepts, including interior and exterior elements, signage, and fixtures that enhance the customer experience

  • Prepare and maintain details of project scopes.

  • Assist in reviewing and providing feedback on preliminary drawings for both remodels and new build-outs

  • Communicate and update any scope changes

  • Coordinate shop drawing requests and the approval process

  • Maintain and update PM tasks as they relate to store design and construction

  • Relay store information to maintenance team

  • Maintain current versions of construction, remodel, and floorplan files to SharePoint

  • Travel for site visits as needed

  • Collect store information and provide details to Manager of RE&C and Director of RBE and Store Design as needed to assist with remodel scope details

  • Research finish materials

  • Responsible for other duties as required

  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree preferred

  • 1-3 years experience in interior design or construction

  • Experience coordinating projects and proficiencies of AutoCAD and Sketch Up is a plus.

Compensation + Benefits
  • $55K - $60K

  • Health/Dental/Vision

  • 401K after a year with Match

  • Vacation immediately upon hire

  • Volunteer Time Off

  • Holidays

To Apply


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