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Project designer
at Starbucks

Starbucks is hiring a project designer to join its team in London.

Welcome to the design studio – where people create great things together, where dreams become visions, where your ideas become reality.

Did you know that Starbucks is also known for creating an idyllic ‘third place’ where customers feel welcome and at home? We are a design-led company and as such the design team is central to everything we do.

Do you want to hear first hand what it’s like to work in our design team? Dezeen Jobs has spoken to Phil Parkin, one of our senior project designers – read more here.

Do you want to work in a team of inspiring and talented individuals each with their own unique ideas?

In our design studio, we pride ourselves in working autonomously, fully owning our projects start to finish – with a creative steer across 30 sites! Our designers are giving each of our stores a unique and original look, which means you get to bring in your own ideas and visions delivering outstanding interiors whilst taking into account technical and commercial requirements.

A day in the life of a project designer

As a project designer, you will be designing unique stores within your regional market bringing in your own ideas and vision for the neighbourhood whilst taking into account commercial impact as well as operational, technical and market requirements.

You will be:  

  • executing design strategy by communicating design direction and changes to partners, markets and external consultants
  • identifying expectations and exceptions, proposing design solutions and resolving issues
  • developing schematic and design development drawings and selecting palettes
  • managing the production of design documents by external designers and consultants
  • checking drawings for design intent and detail coordination
  • conducting site visits and periodic market tours


This is you:

  • proven experience in retail design, preferably in an international or similar work environment
  • strong skills both in sketching conceptual lay-outs and in technical drawing in VectorWorks as well as CAD drafting, SketchUp and using Adobe programs
  • experience in project management; directly managing design consultants and building relationships with cross functional teams as well as creating and pitching presentations with confidence
  • you know how to visualise 2D and 3D and you have a keen understanding of colour and design principles
  • you are comfortable working under tight deadlines and executing multiple designs
  • your vision helps you to take something stated and turn it into a unique and inspiring design concept

Extra awesome:

  •  you’re a storyteller in the truest sense and you know how to visualise a brand identity
  • you’ve worked in a premium luxury business environment before

You’re passionate about:

  • inspiring and celebrating communities, customers and the people around you through great design concepts
  • challenging the status quo – you’re learning and growing fast and everyday, personally and professionally, whilst enjoying a fun and vibrant environment
  • being purpose driven and values based in everything you do
  • simplicity, humour, and embracing individualism – you want to bring yourself to work

Working with us means:

  •  working well with others – we are fostering a positive and productive team culture and encourage each other to listen and communicate openly
  • leading courageously – we take personal responsibility to do the right thing, and persist in times of challenge or uncertainty
  • developing continuously – we always seek opportunities to improve ourselves and others by leading with trust and honesty
  • achieving results – we understand what drives overall business success and are accountable to prioritise and deliver quality results
  • putting the customer first – no matter what, we put our customers at the heart of everything we do and create the best experience possible

What we offer:

  • life assurance – provide a lump sum for your family should the worst happen
  • private medical insurance – get the best treatment with our private healthcare plan
  • flexible benefits – retail vouchers, spa vouchers, gym membership, travel insurance, dental insurance, mortgage deposit and Tastecard
  • anytime benefits – season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, child care vouchers and salary sacrifice pension
  • 25 days’ holiday a year plus UK public holidays
  • perks at work – save on everything from holidays to 50% off cinema tickets
  • partner life support – your support network at work and home
  • bean stock – share in the financial success through shares of Starbucks stock
  • partner card – a free bag of whole bean coffee or a 12 pack of VIA Ready Brew each week plus 30% discount on all food, beverages and merchandise in store
  • a brand new design studio space this summer with endless opportunities for growth
  • frequent socials including team sports activities, drinks, and our fun events and food stalls at Chiswick Park #enjoy-work

Please do not apply via email, apply directly here

  • Applications have closed.