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Sr. Retail Designer

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This is a unique contract-to-hire opportunity for a designer with experience in the retail interior space. You are not an Interior Designer, nor are you an Architect....you are a graphic designer who has experience designing and developing a variety of store deliverables such as end caps, signage, banners, merchandising flows and more.

The Senior Designer Level is a strategic thinker who understands the impact that design has on business and client’s brands. You have the confidence and

integrity to present in front of clients and articulate concepts, along with a strong affinity for branding, retail visual communications, creative focus, and

technical ability.

You will:

- work closely with other creatives and marketing managers through all stages of design.
- support key efforts of the Retail Design department, by creating retail experience through in-store communications.
- develop strategic designs that best fit our company image and diverse retail brands

- execute solid designs that speak to the creative and art direction provided.

- review and evaluate design briefs based on participation with client meetings and/or project reviews.

- create and produce impactful, high quality visual design/graphic look and feel treatments for a variety of retail based clients.

- direct and/or provide the appropriate level of documentation and presentation material for internal review and client presentation.

- prepare and/or present formal and informal reviews of design development concepts to support business initiative.

- coordinate and review concepts with the Creative Manager and/or Design Director of Creative Services to ensure that overall design objectives are consistent with project needs.

- direct the graphic design initiatives in conjunction with the overall Creative group and/or corresponding business unit to ensure that all creative and business objectives are met.

- work closely with the Creative Design team, as well as Design Development, Trade Marketing, Sales and Project Management groups to ensure that program objectives are met.

- evaluate and recommend resources, both internal and external, to effectively manage concept/prototype development and costing.

- review and evaluate creative briefs and provide direction on appropriate actions and deliverable to meet project assignments.

- provide the design direction to ensure that appropriate creative solution, presentation materials and final production meets or exceeds project expectations.

- review design assignments and provide concept development sketches, part development, prototype and/or manufacturing.

-develop detailed 3D design renderings and archive data to ensure all program information is secured.

- Manage the work and development of other more junior team members on the visual design team.

You should have:

- excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to receive, understand and effectively communication instructions in verbal, written and diagram form.

- ability to effectively interact with individuals in a variety of organizational roles and levels of responsibility.

- ability to effectively delegating assignments to facilitate the completion of projects in a timely, accurate and fiscally responsible manner.

- outstanding customer service skills

- strong mathematical skills, including the ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

- comprehension of the large-scale financial impact of individual components of projects is required.

- strong logic and reasoning skills, particularly in project and job planning.

- BA or BFA in graphic design or visual communications.

- a minimum of 7 years of experience in a similar role.

- experience/exposure to print design and/or retail design industry a plus.

- a strong portfolio of Fortune 1000 projects

- strong attention to detail; ability to multi-task and prioritize deadlines.

- advanced skills in Microsoft Office products – including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required.

- expert utilization of MAC OS-X, Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, PhotoShop, InDesign and Acrobat)

- copywriting skills are a bonus

- experience with some 3D design software and rendering skills strongly preferred.

Please respond with resume and a portfolio of relevant samples

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