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Away // travel brand & luggage
Design, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2021
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Were Away. We make thoughtful objects for modern travel. For us, getting Away means getting more out of every trip to come. Thats the idea, & the mission, behind everything we do.

We're looking for an Assistant Designer, Luggage, to collaborate on & support our quickly expanding range of luggage & interior accessories. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to have a pivotal role in translating our brand vision into beautiful & thoughtful products. You will report to our Design Director, Luggage & Lifestyle Accessories & work from our headquarters in Soho, NYC.

What youll do:

  • Assist in the design of our growing line of luggage & interior accessories
  • Provide support in sketching & updating tech packs in Illustrator
  • Review samples & organize components, to ensure all parts are accounted for at various stages in the design process
  • Maintain knowledge of current trends & relevant products on the market, as well as user-centered methodologies
  • Daily communication with the Product Development team on timelines & updates
  • Continual refinement of our product offering, while ensuring brand integrity is maintained

You should have:

  • At least 1-2 years of relevant design work experience
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, & 3D modeling software required
  • Basic understanding of product construction, & textiles
  • Flexibility & time management, ability to prioritize multiple projects, & take responsibility for deadlines
  • An understanding of minimal design, a solid understanding of color, & enthusiasm to problem solve
  • A portfolio, but more importantly, the ability to talk us through your designs

Who you are:

  • An excellent communicator
  • Detail-oriented & organized
  • Always willing to roll your sleeves up to get the job done
  • Proactive to work across multiple projects in a fast paced environment
  • Be prepared to take on new & varied responsibilities at a rapidly growing consumer brand
  • Passionate about travel & travel products

Youll love working at Away because:

  • We travel. We believe that getting away changes your understanding of the world around you. Youll have generous PTO to explore new places & access to Away products to ensure your travels are seamless. And after three years with Away, youll earn a sabbatical & a bonus to take an additional well-deserved trip.
  • Were not just employees. Were people. As a global company, our benefits & perks vary by region, but they align with our commitment to support our employees wellbeing both inside & outside of work. We offer insurance coverage, financial contributions for retirement, generous & inclusive parental leave, & a kitchen stocked with snacks & coffee to keep you fueled throughout the day.
  • Well invest in your career. Our companys growing quickly, & well give you the opportunity to 
  • do the same. Youll have access to a number of professional development opportunities so that you can keep up with the companys evolving needs & grow your career along the way.
  • Were creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Our customers are global & diverse, so were building a team that is, too. Through initiatives like our employee resource groups, company-wide trainings, & events, were building an inclusive environment where people can bring their best selves to work.
  • We offer competitive compensation packages. We deeply value the talent & impact our team brings to the table, & believe that fair & equitable total compensation packages are part of our commitment to everyone who works here.
  • And so much more! You can bring your dog to work & we also organize ways to give back to our local communities.

About Away:

Launched in 2016 by co-founders Steph Korey & Jen Rubio, Away is a global lifestyle brand with a mission to transform travel. By selling directly to customers both online & through retail stores, Away is able to eliminate retailer mark up & offer high quality, thoughtfully designed luggage & travel essentials without driving up the price. In just under four years, Away has already been twice named one of Fast Companys Worlds Most Innovative Companies, & one of TIMEs 50 Most Genius Companies. Away is headquartered in New York City, with offices in London & Sydney. To learn more, visit

EEO Statement: 

Away is dedicated to hiring a diverse workplace that celebrates an inclusive culture & a sense of belonging. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, & sexual orientation), national origin, age, veteran status, genetic information or disability. 

Away is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities & disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at

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