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Retail Designer

Position Location

New York, NY

Company Overview

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO) is a portfolio of unique, loved and enduring brands with merchandise assortments that consist of high-quality, on-trend apparel, intimates, activewear, accessories, and personal care products.

AEO operates stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Hong Kong, and ships to approximately 80 countries worldwide through its websites. American Eagle and Aerie merchandise also is available at more than 300 international locations operated by licensees in approximately 30 countries.

Position Overview

The position will contribute to the success of AEO by supporting the retail design process, inclusive of all phases from schematic design through construction completion. This individual is responsible for designing and managing retail projects by applying knowledge of architecture, interior design, and construction. This individual will closely collaborate with the cross functional teams to ensure the quality realization of new stores.



  • Participate in developing innovative and creative design solutions consistent with brand strategy and merchandising standards.

  • Develop schematic feasibilities into preliminary layouts for new retail spaces & renovations.

  • Manage the schematic design process and work with consultants to prepare drawings.

  • Prepare presentation materials and/or renderings as required for internal design reviews.

  • Coordinate design activities with internal partners, architects, engineers, consultants, and vendors as required throughout the project lifecycle to ensure project criteria is met.

  • Collaborate with Construction to ensure proposed design adheres to budget and to resolve issues on site. 

  • Communicate between the landlord internal permit team to obtain project approvals and permits.

  • Identify and escalate issues that can adversely impact project schedules, costs, or design integrity. 



  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in Retail Design, Store Planning, Architecture, or equivalent required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Equivalent preferred.

  • Proficiency with AutoCAD (latest release) 

  • Experience with Revit preferred.

  • Familiarity with Procore, SketchUp, 3D Rendering, and Adobe Creative Suite a plus

  • Ability to understand & visualize architectural details.

  • Proficient knowledge of Architectural Drawing details and Means & Methods

  • General understanding of building codes.

  • Analytical & creative problem-solving skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

  • Ability to multi-task through aggressive schedules in a very fast-paced environment.

  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail and reporting.

  • Demonstrates collaborative skills and ability to work well within a team.


Compensation & Benefits

  • Actual starting pay is determined by various factors, including but not limited to relevant experience and location.

  • Subject to eligibility requirements, associates may receive health care benefits (including medical, vision, and dental); wellness benefits; 401(k) retirement benefits; life and disability insurance; employee stock purchase program; paid time off; paid sick leave; and parental leave and benefits.

  • Paid Time Off, paid sick leave, and holiday pay vary by job level and type, job location, employment classification (part-time or full-time / exempt or non-exempt), and years of service. For additional information, please click here .

  • AEO may also provide discretionary bonuses and other incentives at its discretion.


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