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Sr Designer / Illustrator

Company: American Greetings
Location: Napa
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description :

GENERAL SUMMARY:
Papyrus is currently seeking a highly creative Senior Designer/Illustrator who loves to design and develop high-end consumer products. Papyrus is known for the most compelling and unique greeting cards, stationery, gift bags and giftwrap in the social expressions industry. You must be a passionate, hands-on designer with strong ability to work both individually and collaboratively with the creative team and other team members within the company to help create innovative, trend-forward brand experiences. This role is essential in supporting licensing initiatives by creating and adapting artwork for use across multiple new product categories that reflect the Papyrus brand aesthetic.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Uses high level of creative talent to create fresh illustrations and layouts in a diverse range of styles, techniques and subject matter; hand-lettering a plus
Responsible for creating new artwork and adapting existing artwork to various product types as needed for licensing partnerships
Collaborates with Creative Director to develop multiple licensing collections per year
Prepares presentations for cross-functional teams and licensing partners including style guides, brand decks, and trend boards
Designs unique packaging solutions and product renderings
Point person for managing licensing samples for internal reviews and approval process
Takes inspiration from market research and trend resources to create artwork that delivers, sophisticated, relevant, high-quality designs for a variety of product types
Utilizes expert-level creative problem-solving abilities
Expert color skills and extensive experience working with CMYK color correction and color proofing
High level of creative vision for development of compelling themes, color palettes, layouts, typography and lettering styles
Experienced in surface design and pattern creation
Prioritizes multiple projects and due dates to consistently meet development timelines
Works independently and communicates with Creative Directors and Art Directors to collaborate on projects
Maintains high level of knowledge of manufacturing processes and finishing applications
Consults with Creative Director and Illustration Manager to further expand knowledge and skill in all aspects of product creation
Takes initiative to share any expert knowledge with the team, and actively seeks insight and guidance from peers and manager
Supports brainstorms and special projects when needed

Experience Required:
Required Length & Type of Experience:
Minimum of 5+ years professional experience in a Graphic Design, Illustration or related creative role (example: advertising, product development, freelance)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Expert use of Mac platform
Expert in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
Highly proficient in Adobe InDesign
Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Highly skilled in the field of design, illustration and typography
Excellent design, color and layout abilities
Passionate interest in the social expressions, giftware and consumer products industries
Ability to oversee and execute daily work with minimal supervision
Ability to identify creative trends
Excellent organizational skills and keen attention to detail
Excellent oral and written communication skills.

This company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status. We desire to place a priority on referrals of protected veterans. EOE M/F/disability/vet VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Keywords: American Greetings, Napa , Sr Designer / Illustrator, Other , Napa, California

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