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Senior Graphic Designer

Position: Senior Graphic Designer

Position Reports to: Creative Services Manager

ABOUT THE SHADE STORE®

We are a 70 year old family business that prides itself on delivering a world class customer experience and product. We have revolutionized the custom window treatment industry by simplifying and stylizing a traditionally complicated and expensive purchase.  We are growing quickly and expanding aggressively: 50+ showrooms across the country, a state of the art e-commerce website and a beautiful yearly design inspiration book. But with all this exciting growth, our core values and principles have not changed.  We still handcraft every product right here in the USA and we still treat each and every customer with the greatest appreciation and professionalism.  These are our guiding principles and the backbone of our company – they will always remain true.

WHY WORK AT THE SHADE STORE®

We set out to create a company culture that is enjoyable, rewarding, and where there is continuous upward mobility and growth opportunity.  If you work hard, give the company your all, use good judgment, and have a positive attitude – then the sky is the limit.  In return, there are numerous perks and benefits including:

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Cover 80% of health insurance premiums for each employee
  • 401k Available and we match up to 4% of your contributions
  • $100k Life Insurance & Short Term Disability Coverage provided at no charge
  • Partake in many charities and local events
  • And many more…..

THE POSITION: Senior Graphic Designer

Do you want to help steer the creative vision at one of the fastest growing home decor companies in the country? This is your chance to make a real impact with a high-end, designer brand on the cusp of becoming a household name. We need talented applicants with impeccable, clean taste. There will be very little that you won’t touch. If you have the skills, we want to hear from you.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Partner with Creative Director and Creative Services Manager on the conceptual direction of each project, driving projects from initial stages through to completion
  • Approach every project as an opportunity to be inventive and innovative to maintain the brand position as industry leader
  • Consistently pursue innovation in production and printing techniques
  • Create brand communication tools from initial concept to execution that visually convey the brand positioning and conceptual direction
  • Embrace opportunities to personally grow and develop skills/competencies
  • Use multiple methods from print to digital, develop layouts and graphic designs, positioning and formatting all visual aspects of typography, color, illustration and photography
  • Liaise with cross-functional teams to track and accomplish goals
  • Engage internal and external resources to execute deliverables for print, digital, and other distribution venues
  • Meet budget and time commitments without compromising design excellence

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

  • Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design or equivalent experience
  • Must be able to work onsite at our headquarters in Port Chester, NY
  • Must be an organized self-starter with typography and some AD chops
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in high-end brand design (Home Décor a plus)
  • Strong graphic layout expertise and creative interpretation skills with an understanding of high-end brand marketing
  • Experience with web ads - banner ads, rich media, websites and emails
  • Solid expertise in typography, layout, visual placement, image scaling, and production
  • Excellent prioritization, detailed oriented and time management skills

Technical Skills:

  • Expert CC 2014 including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Keynote
  • Knowledge of Acrobat Pro
  • Experience with web ads
  • Comfortable with MS Office
  • Strong ideation and concept skills
  • Basic HTML skills a MUST
  • C4d or comparable 3D program a MAJOR plus
  • Working with video and video editing a MAJOR plus

If you are looking to be part of a growing family of enthusiastic and hard-working individuals, we would love to hear from you!

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