Our story

From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company. One that not only celebrated coffee but also connection. We’re a neighbourhood gathering place, a part of your daily routine. Get to know us and you’ll see: we are so much more than what we brew. We call our employees partners because we are all partners in shared success. We make sure everything we do is through the lens of humanity—from our commitment to the highest-quality coffee in the world, to the way we engage with our customers and communities to do business responsibly.

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Our unique Stores...

Beyond great coffee, 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 at Starbucks. Aside from creating outstanding interiors; we develop new programmes and innovations in store. Our Store Development and Design teams are expert at crafting a welcoming, distinctive brand presence within neighbourhoods, stores, online channels, packaging, merchandise and more through innovative, impactful work. All roles involve visiting the site, creating concepts, 3D visuals and store planning and working cross functionally.

...each with their own story...

Our mission is to create unique stores that combine our iconic style with details reflective of the culture and customs of the city in which it’s built. By including locally sourced materials and incorporating elements unique to the area, together with rich coffee-inspired colours and natural materials, our designers are able to design locations that are original yet completely familiar. For our design teams, a familiar and consistent feel across all our stores doesn’t mean sacrificing originality or uniqueness.

Will the next store be designed by you?

Concept Designer
  • London, United Kingdom
Senior Concept Designer
  • London, United Kingdom

Working with us

Welcome to the Design Studio - where people create great things together, where dreams become visions, where your ideas become reality. In our Design Studio, we pride ourselves in working autonomously, fully owning our projects start to finish - with a creative steer across 30 sites within your region! 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. Do you want to hear first hand what it's like to work in our Design Team? We've spoken to Phil Parkin, one of our Senior Project Designers, read more here.

Our Culture & Values

Your personality. Our heritage. The perfect blend.

  • Creating a culture of warmth and belonging, where everyone is welcome.
  • Delivering our very best in all we do, holding ourselves accountable for results.
  • Acting with courage, challenging the status quo and finding new ways to grow our company and each other.
  • Being present, connecting with transparency, dignity and respect.


Chiswick Business Park


Chiswick Business Park
566 Chiswick High Rd
Chiswick, London
W4 5YA