Eyewear Designer

Warby Parker, New York, NY

Work behind the scenes or in the stores

We’re on the lookout for a stellar eyewear designer with a knack for the translating trends they see in the broader market into something that’s just right for Warby Parker customers. The person in this role will work closely with our head designer to pull inspiration for new collections, concept new collections, and execute frame designs. Sound up your alley? Read on:

What you’ll do:

  • Create innovative concepts for new collections and translate those concepts into frame illustrations and mood boards
  • Create frame illustrations with technical details to ensure the final drawing can be easily interpreted by our factories
  • Research and translate eyewear trends into designs that fit the Warby Parker customer
  • Partner with development and material leads to create prototypes that will match our concepts and target costs
  • Partner with the merchandising and planning team to develop styles that address new trends and current gaps within our product assortment
  • Maintain and improve upon the organization of all vintage, inspirational, and approved but unassorted frames

Who you are:

  • An expert with Adobe Illustrator
  • The proud owner of a bachelor’s degree in industrial design or another similar discipline
  • Backed by 4–5 years of experience designing eyewear, jewelry, or other accessories
  • Detail-oriented and able to focus in a sometimes hectic office
  • A great communicator who takes initiative working with our head designer to make progress on designs
  • Passionate about design with an eye towards business (making edits to final assortments based on business needs is par of the course)
  • Confident creating beautiful designs on an ambitious timeline
  • Experience with AutoCAD and 3D modeling is a plus 

About us:

Warby Parker was founded in 2010 with a lofty objective: to offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. By circumventing traditional channels and designing our frames in house, we’re able to offer insanely high-quality eyewear at decidedly non-insane prices (i.e., from $95 with prescription lenses—a fraction of the going price!).

In the last eight years, we’ve grown to over 60 retail locations in the U.S. and Canada, opened our first optical lab in upstate New York, and launched two of our own iOS apps. And for three years running, Fast Company has named us one of the world’s most innovative companies.

We also hold ourselves to the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility. This means lots of different things, like operating carbon-neutrally and distributing a pair of glasses to someone in need for every pair we sell. (We’re big believers that businesses can scale and be profitable while doing good in the world.)

Of course, all work and no play makes an extremely dull office, and no one likes an extremely dull office. (We sure don’t.) As an employee at Warby Parker, you can look forward to company outings, guest speakers, volunteering opportunities, and other brain- (and/or taste-bud-) stimulating activities. It also doesn’t hurt that our team is just great company.

Some benefits and perks of working at Warby Parker:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Flexible “My Time” vacation policy
  • Retirement savings plan with a company match
  • Parental leave (non-birthing parents included)
  • Cell phone plan reimbursement
  • A health-and-wellness stipend
  • Free eyewear (plus discounts for friends and family)
  • And more (just ask!)

About Warby Parker

Warby Parker is a transformative lifestyle brand with a lofty objective: to offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. By engaging directly with consumers, we’re able to offer ultra-high-quality, vintage-inspired frames for $95 including prescription lenses and shipping. 

Want to learn more about Warby Parker? Visit Warby Parker's website.