Store Designer

Location: Hanger Lane

Hours of Work: Full time

Contract Type: Permanent

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Store Designer


With more than 60 years of history in the bag, ours is a brand with an impressive heritage. Style is well and truly in our blood. As well as UK and Ireland, we are represented globally through our stores in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia. Our e-commerce business is helping to set the trend globally, shipping to 125 countries whilst also growing our presence on the world’s leading digital fashion marketplaces.

Our people make all the difference. Just as the River Island name pulls customers in off the high street and inspires them to buy online, our employer brand turns the heads of talented people, inspiring them to join, stay and grow with us. 


We are looking for a Store Designer to join us. Reporting to the Senior Store Designer, you will have the opportunity to work with and guide a well-established team. You will work on upgrades and new stores for our smaller sites to our high profile flagship stores across the UK and international markets.

You will need strong technical skills and a good creative eye with experience within retail design as you will be responsible for the drawing standards and communication. 

Key duties will include:

  • Working with the Senior Designer in creating drawing standards and guides and being responsible for the drawing system and communication
  • Producing schematic layout proposals as per brand requirement
  • Producing technical design intent detail packs to professional standard for approvals and design delivery
  • Producing 3D visuals for internal discussion 
  • Mentoring, developing and overseeing CAD Technicians
  • Assisting with delivery of design communication in line with shopfitting programme
  • Ensuring documentation and general housekeeping is managed by CAD Team
  • Assisting with the planning strategy and structure for delivering design communication and maintaining document quality
  • Maintaining and managing current shopfitting design details 
  • Produce property feasibilities plans

WE KNOW WHAT WE’RE DOING… and we know exactly what experience we’re looking for!

Ideal candidates should possess the following:

  • Similar retail design experience within in-house or agency background. Would consider someone at Senior CAD Technician level looking to step up to the next level
  • Strong understanding of retail and the technical/construction side
  • Knowledge of Vectorworks is desirable
  • Knowledge of Cinema4D and Photoshop would be advantageous
  • Design experience within a fashion retail environment would be advantageous
  • Good drawing and IT skills
  • Ability to manage own workload, plan and prioritise work under pressure to meet deadlines


If you are ambitious and love working in a busy environment where every day is new, then River Island is the place to be! As a business, we are committed to developing our talent and offer a fantastic training program to help you optimise your performance and support your career progression with the company.

You will be working with industry experts who are passionate about our brand and really know their stuff. They are focused on ensuring they deliver this knowledge to their team to support with their development with the business. What better way to learn and develop your career than alongside someone who has been there and done it themselves!

Our working environment is busy, fast moving and responsive to our customers’ needs, much like our training which is unique to our business and reflective of our fun and refreshing brand and our people within it! Our River Academy offers ongoing training and development by running workshops throughout the year varying from courses focusing on softer skills to the more technical courses you may require to perform your duties.

It’s not all work and no play here either…we all work hard but we also like to have fun too! We are a social bunch and regularly host events ranging from Summer and Christmas parties, bake offs, and lots of charity events!

WE LOOK OUT FOR ONE ANOTHER…and in doing so, we provide great benefits for our employees:             

  • 50% Staff Discount
  • Pension Scheme
  • 23 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
  • Discounted on-site gym membership
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Staff Shop
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Free onsite parking
  • Early Friday finish on payday
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