• Graphic Designer

    Job Locations US-WI-MIDDLETON
    Requisition ID
    2018-4923
    # of Positions
    1
  • Description

     

    Job Description

    This position supports Springs Window Fashions product launches by leading and implementing product sampling vehicles. This position is responsible for:

    • Project management; from concept to completion of high impact product sampling vehicles in partnership with brand design, channel marketing and product management teams
    • Graphic production of structural concepts
    • Print and production performance guidelines and specifications

    20% Manages concept, production and internal project management of sampling and merchandising projects

    • Benchmark competitive sampling, merchandising and displays, and apply key learnings in development of concepts
    • Meet with, and participate in key stakeholder discussions serving as a creative resource to analyze customer needs and provide solutions that enhance sampling items
    • Manages daily communication with both domestic and international vendors for any needed design or production support
    • Presents concepts, specifications, prototypes, production proofs to internal stakeholders and drives decisions with rationale
    • Works with internal creative staff to ensure integrated brand presence at point-of-sale
    • Evaluates vendor quotes to obtain cost effective solutions plus needed quality
    • Proactively communicates with project initiators, cross-functional departments, and vendors to give and receive feedback that is necessary to the successful completion of the sampling pieces

     

     

    40% Executes graphic design and production for sampling pieces and other merchandising collateral

    • Executes graphic design for sampling and other print marketing projects through multiple rounds of review and ensures timely delivery for routings and production
    • Defines print specifications
    • Performs revisions and corrections throughout the design and production process
    • Completes rigorous Quality Assurance checks on own work
    • Prepares final print files and transfers to vendor or appropriate team(s)
    • Correctly links, archives, and files all completed artwork and support /administrative files

    20% Executes graphic design and production of high impact retail displays and merchandising solutions

    • Meet with, and participate in, key customer presentations serving as a creative resource to analyze customer needs and provide solutions that enhance display merchandising items
      • Shipability
      • Easy to load
      • Easy to replenish
      • Meets store internal guidelines
    • Manages external vendor(s) in design and production of displays on time and on budget
    • Presents concepts and rationale to internal initiators
    • Works with internal creative staff to ensure integrated brand presentation at point of sale
    • Evaluates vendor quotes to obtain lowest cost alternatives; partner in cost-engineering activities to achieve budget
    • Engages internal fulfillment department 14 to ensure fulfillment requirements can be met
    • Proactively communicates with project initiators as well as vendors to give and receive feedback that is necessary to the successful completion of the documents

     20% Executes graphic design on print materials and POP collateral

    • Executes graphic design on print marketing projects through multiple rounds of review and ensures timely delivery for routings and production
    • Defines print specifications
    • Performs revisions and corrections throughout the design process
    • Completes rigorous Quality Assurance checks on own work
    • Prepares final print and release and transfers to vendors or appropriate team(s)
    • Prepares completed project files for digital archiving

     

    Requirements

    Requirements

    Bachelor’s degree preferred, or associates degree with strong experience in three-dimensional design, with 3 to 5 years of job related experience

    Work experience should be in a graphics department or agency setting or in a setting using graphic standards and printing technologies to produce high accuracy level pieces. Demonstrated abilities with computer programs and detail accuracy required.

    • Advanced skills in Adobe Creative Suite
    • Working knowledge of MicroSoft Office software
    • Should have experience in three-dimensional creative solutions
    • Experience using oversees printing vendors a plus
    • Experience with Widen DAM or other asset management system a plus
    • Must keep current with new trends, methods and technologies related to the design and printing fields and incorporate them into improving daily work

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