Graphic Designer - West Elm

Requisition Number: WE-13898
Area of Interest: Product Development - Design
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: West Elm
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

­­Graphic Designer: This role is responsible for concepting and designing all branding and packaging efforts, to be adapted through all our retail channels (stores, e-com, catalog). S/he will work closely with art directors, catalog, visual merchandising, and e-com designers. S/he will be responsible for guiding and directing projects from design concept through to production, and maintaining branding and packaging standards.

Overview/Responsibilities:
* Brainstorm and design new and original concepts for core and specialty packaging

* Develop identity and collateral for special brand-expanding initiatives

* Collaborate with visual merchandising team on in-store signage, events and store collateral
* Liaison between merchants, project managers, copywriters and designers for all projects

* Creatively solve issues identified by the merchandising teams
* Work closely with project managers and merchants to obtain all relevant information, technical requirements and timelines for each project.
* Partner with the copy team on all jobs

* Conceptualize and design printed collateral for west elm hotels
* Occasional aid to product design for type/ graphic treatments

* Review color and final composition on key projects

* Work on style guides and brand presentations

* Illustration skills a plus

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Skills + Requirements:
* 3-4 years experience

* Excellent typography skills and attention to detail
* Fluent in Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop

* Proactive, outgoing, and self-driven

* Strong communication and presentation skills

* Very organized, detail-oriented

* Hard work ethic, desire to learn and grow

* Ability to multi-task under tight timelines

* Understand material costs and designing within cost parameters

* Actively participate and help drive the creative process by presenting thorough and well-developed recommendations to meet the given objectives

* Have excellent understanding of the design, print production processes
* Participate in developing realistic time lines. Work from production schedules and status to manage time and prioritize daily workload. Ensure work is completed on time

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
Williams-Sonoma Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.