Graphic Designer

Chicago, IL
Posted November 06
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to jaime@thesmartdept.com.

The smartdept is looking for a Freelance Graphic Designer to work with a global home goods brand in Chicago, IL. If you’re ready to take the next step in your career where you’ll have the opportunity to directly influence the look of an established industry leader in the home and gift business, this is an excellent opportunity for you! As a product design-led company, this client values strong visual appeal as well as clear communications in all of their design projects.

In this position, you will make significant contributions in the areas of website content, email programs, targeted marketing campaigns and show collateral. There will also be a strong catalog design and production component. You will also have the opportunity to work with cross-functional teams including Sales and Product Development. You will report to the Marketing/Art Director.

What You’ll DO:

Responsible for the design, layout, and formatting of all marketing projects. Including but not limited to:

  • Website
  • Email
  • Social Media
  • Trade Show
  • Direct Mail
  • Catalog
  • Other Print Collateral

Catalog Team Responsibilities

Layout, design and production of bi-yearly print catalogs:

  • Create and follow layout standards
  • Supply printer with appropriate digital files necessary to complete printing
  • Maintain project/photo archives
  • Supply images and files to outside sources when required

Must Haves

  • Flexible, able to accommodate tight deadlines and changing priorities
  • Experience creating sales/marketing materials (catalogs, ads, direct mail, etc.)
  • Digital design experience including web and email
  • Print experience including layout and production
  • Expert knowledge of Creative Suite, specifically InDesign and Photoshop, Light retouching for on-line images
  • Bachelor's degree in graphic design or related field, or equivalent
  • 2+ years design experience in a work environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of paper/printing/production is a plus
  • Knowledge of color and digital color prepress processes
  • Knowledge of typesetting and typographic principles
  • HTML is a plus

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to jaime@thesmartdept.com.