Graphic Designer

  • Job Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Category:
    Design - Graphic Design
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Job Code:
    US_EN_88_918772_2745953

Rapidly growing CPG manufacturer located in downtown Chicago ISO a creative and talented Graphic Designer with strong technical production skills and an integrated portfolio of print materials (packaging, point of sale, sales/marketing collateral, print ads) and digital (social, online ads, email, web).  

 

Our client is a 45-year old family owned and operated brand with a large in-store footprint. They’re building and expanding their brand and product line. With a recent brand refresh, they’re looking for someone that can be passionate about their brand story and be capable of helping tell that story through design as they roll out a new identity.

 

This role is going to need a highly creative and motived Designer interested in all aspects of design, contributing to a range of brand touch points. The ideal candidate will have executed creative work for retailers and brands, and has a portfolio that shows conceptual ideas, smart execution, strong production skills, and an eye for detail.

 

This opportunity comes with significant ownership in the space and high visibility within the organization. If you’re looking for a new challenge, have an entrepreneurial spirit, and work well with close-knit teams, this could be the place for you!!

 

LOCATION: Chicago-Loop (must be on-site)

COMPENSATION: Competitive base salary + bonus opportunity up to 10%

BENEFITS: Full medical, dental, vision, 401(k), PTO, paid holidays and more!!

 

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • From concept to completion, translate business and consumer insights into creative that drives engagement and preference.
  • Work on a wide range of projects including marketing and promotional collateral, digital and web assets, social media creative, point of sale, product and packaging, trade show materials, and more.
  • Work alongside our marketing team and use business goals and brand strategy to design eCommerce assets, promotional graphics and emails that drive customer acquisition and retention.
  • Act as the creative brand advocate, upholding all brand and identity guidelines and advising others to ensure design integrity, appropriateness and visual appeal as-needed.
  • Follow the latest trends in print and digital design and adapt and innovate as necessary.
  • Create and manage for all creative assets and resources for record keeping and reference.
  • Manage multiple projects while working efficiently under fast-paced deadlines.

 

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Graphic Design with a strong portfolio demonstrating graphic/brand design, strategic thinking.
  • 4-5 years of relevant professional working experience, ad-agency or in-house preferred.
  • Strong self-organization and project management skills with the ability to prioritize multiple projects, proactively manage project deliverables and communicate project timelines.
  • Ability to read a creative brief, understand the core marketing goals and bring them to life visually.
  • Knowledge of the best design practices the drive positive consumer engagement and the ability to effectively communicate those design, brand and creative concepts.
  • Able to research topics/approaches, collaborate to conceptualize possible solutions and translate ideas into executable creative concepts.
  • Hands-on “do it yourself” approach to creating both concepts and final creative assets.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite including PowerPoint.
  • Passionate and extremely creative person.
  • Super high proficiency and use of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and PhotoShop) with very strong production skills to match your creative design eye.

 

WORK WE WANT TO SEE FROM YOU:

  • Digital and print artwork.
  • Integrated campaign work across multiple touchpoints such as email, in-store/POS, web banners, print and social media.
  • Trade show collateral and/or booth design.

 

ICING ON THE CAKE:

  • Interests or skills in one or more of the following: photography, video, animation, product design, packaging, illustration.

 

 

Resumes and portfolios can be sent to orfie@paladinstaff.com

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