This position will support multiple brands across the company in developing product, packaging, and collateral material. This individual will report to the art director but will also work closely with the brand managers in developing product from concept to finished product.
Duties and Responsibilities (*Essential Functions)
Brainstorming and initial product concepts – This involves hand drawn concepts or digital mockups. Presenting new product ideas in sketch form and show competitive samples. Knowledge of our gift industry trends and market conditions is helpful. (What is achievable and affordable while also perceived as having value.) Knowledge of our brands’ consumer base when brainstorming and designing. Interpreting mood boards or making them if needed. Sketching out and creating concepts for product, packaging, logo’s, and point of purchase displays
Product designs – Use Adobe illustrator for designs and PowerPoint for making product design presentations. Ability to identify on trend fonts, colors, patterns, imagery, and icons and applying it to our products in a thoughtful and aesthetically pleasing way.
Sampling and revisions – Ability to follow the product through its development and sampling process and assist brand managers and our Asia team wherever needed. Submitting files and giving instructions to our Asia team so they can successfully communicate everything to our vendors. Ability to create product spec sheets and fill it with measurements, calls-outs and any details that could be helpful to have a new concept come to life. Attention to detail: when samples come in, do they look correct? Can we improve anything? Is there a better material to use? Is it safe and everything spelled correctly. Tweaking colors, adjusting sizes, moving things a half an inch this way or that. Familiar with photoshop to visually show color changes and revisions.
Packaging – Packaging and displays when needed. Packaging usually follows the same path as a product: concepts > designs > approving samples. (Adobe Illustrator for dielines and Adobe Photoshop for making packaging mockups or concepts) Knowledge of basic in store displays and merchandising is helpful.
Other skill sets: Attention to detail, eye for design, multi-tasker, kind and passionate worker. Someone who loves products and appreciates good product design. Passionate about their designs but open to change and adapting, flexible. Someone who enjoys what they do. Positive thinker. Critical thinker. Interpreting style guides, handling and managing art assets, communicating with other artists and licensors, shopping for competitive samples online and in stores.
Skills and Abilities
Must be flexible and able to juggle multiple and changing priorities
Ability to work towards deadlines and work independently
Great communication skills and ability to interpret design requests while meeting brand standards
Highly organized with great attention to details
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Displays creativity and excellent communication skills
Strong design fundamentals
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in graphic design or related field
1 plus years’ experience working in graphic design
Experience with photo editing
Knowledge of advanced typography skills
Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel
Pantone bridge and swatch books
Normal; no adverse or hazardous conditions
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $10.00 – $33.00 per hour
Work Location: Remote
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