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Graphic Designer

Company: Sur La Table
Location: Seattle
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

The Graphic Designer contributes to the success of Sur La Table by conceptualizing, designing, and executing on-brand, visually appealing, and best-in-class packaging for Sur La Table private label and co-branded product lines. They will also work on in-store signage, digital graphics, and other marketing collateral projects as needed. The position reports to the Art Director.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Works closely with the merchant, visual, marketing, and copywriting teams to create eye-catching, branded packaging for core and seasonal private label and co-branded product lines.
Communicates cross-functionally with stakeholders to develop packaging that is functional and uses design elements such as shape, color, graphics, and typography to create designs that are visually appealing to customers and in accordance with Sur La Table's brand vision, strategy, and positioning.
- Collaborates with merchant and legal teams as well as other product-related groups like 3rd party vendors to ensure that the packaging is safe and key elements like FDA requirements and food safety rules are adhered to and accurate.
Incorporates design feedback to refine and tweak packaging designs.
Creates mockups for design review.
Contributes to special design projects including brochures, flyers, posters, digital assets, and other supporting marketing collateral as needed.
Adheres to a fast-paced production schedule while producing accurate, on-budget, and high-quality work.
Keeps current with design trends and standards in print technology and its practical application in a retail environment.
Additional responsibilities as assigned by manager.

EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor's degree in Advertising, Communication Design, Visual Arts, or equivalent field. Related work experience considered in lieu of education.
5+ years' design experience with at least 2 of those in packaging design. CPG packaging design experience preferred.
Strong visual design skills, including an eye for color, layout, and typography as demonstrated by a portfolio of work that includes packaging designs with accompanying die lines.
Detailed knowledge and understanding of different types of packaging materials
- An understanding of the rules that govern packaging for products in the homeware, small electrics, and food industries, e.g., solid understanding of food safety rules.
Advanced Adobe InDesign and Illustrator skills, and intermediate to advanced Photoshop skills.
Knowledge of how to create press-ready files for production. Understanding of color management (RGB/CMYK), image resolution, pre-flighting, and die line creation.
Proven ability to work on multiple projects; able to shift gears and operate comfortably in ambiguity.
Proactive with strong organizational and time-management skills and a high degree of self-direction and independence.
Ability to build effective working relationships with cross-functional teams and individuals.
Position is Seattle-based with in-office work required.

Sur La Table Core Competencies for Everyone
Focus on the Customer: You inspire and delight your customers.
Be Genuine: Your communication style is respectful, effective, and sincere.
Make the Right Call: You effectively blend knowledge, experience, wisdom & decisive action.
Take Ownership: You are committed, responsible and provide solutions.
Achieve Results: You meet and exceed goals and expectations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Ability to communicate verbally and work cooperatively with employees and customers.
Ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time.
Ability to able to use computer and other office equipment to accomplish work tasks.
Ability to think critically and communicate complex thoughts and/or ideas in clear and concise manner.
Regular and predictable attendance.

This job description represents a summary of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. Responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder might differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, may be part of the job. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Sur La Table has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

Keywords: Sur La Table, Seattle , Graphic Designer, Design, Graphic Design & CAD , Seattle, Washington

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