Graphic Designer at YouCopia

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YouCopia is looking for a Graphic Designer to join our team as we scale for 2021. This person will be responsible for executing creative design requests from multiple areas of the company, with heavy support for the digital marketing team, while maintaining a consistent brand aesthetic. Working within a small team, this person will have a voice, see direct results of their efforts, and dramatically expand their knowledge (and portfolio) under a rising CPG brand. This person reports to the Art Director.

What will you do at YouCopia?

  • Coordinate with YouCopia’s Art Director to support design needs across all functions of the organization
  • Execute a steady flow of campaign-related design requests from the digital marketing team for PDP (product display page) content, social media, online advertising and email
  • Work with the product marketing team to deliver product-related content including marketing inserts, images and videos
  • Support Sales by providing creative assets around presentation materials, price lists, trade show booth signage, and company merchandise
  • Take on a broad range of tasks, efficiently and effectively, while working closely with a team of smart, ambitious people
  • Be creative and bring ideas to the table while maintaining the brand standards and established design strategy
  • Design that contributes to our mission of building a memorable, much-loved consumer brand

Who are you?

  • Detail-oriented with the desire for a “clean” file
  • Organized with ability to work through a long list of tasks
  • Dependable and responsible with a strong work ethic
  • Positive, open-minded, team-oriented person with good communication skills
  • Someone with the ability to learn new skills, programs and/or applications

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years professional work experience
  • High proficiency of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop)
  • Excellent photo-editing skills
  • Proofing and pre-press knowledge for print files
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design

Extra points if you have experience with:

  • Web design through Adobe Dreamweaver and/or Adobe XD
  • Animation through Adobe Animate and/or Adobe After Effects
  • Video editing through Adobe Premier
  • Illustration skills

Benefits

  • Being a part of a team that is growing and having fun while doing it
  • Competitive salary with bonus program tied to growth
  • Three weeks (15 days) annual paid vacation/personal time
  • Health (BCBS of IL), Vision, & Dental Insurance
  • 401K with up to 4% match

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About Us

YouCopia is a growing housewares brand in the storage & organization category. Since its founding in 2009, our private company has established itself as a source for innovative products selling in major retail accounts such as Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, The Container Store and Walmart. We're a small team that works closely together to deliver a “woo hoo” brand experience that reaches millions of consumers each year.

YouCopia is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

www.youcopia.com

 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • FileMakerDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • Jungle ScoutAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SolidWorksDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • BasecampManagement
    • ShopifyCMS
    • MailChimpEmail
    • BazaarvoiceLead Gen
    • CuralateLead Gen
    • CriteoLead Gen

Location

YouCopia home base is in Ravenswood, just steps away from the Montrose Brown Line stop. We’re surrounded by breweries, restaurants and cool makers (like us).

What are YouCopia Perks + Benefits

YouCopia Benefits Overview

YouCopia offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, vision and dental insurance plans, 15 days of PTO plus 10 paid holidays a year, an annual bonus program, and a 401K plan with 4% match. Our renovated loft office is located in a super-convenient place along the Ravenswood corridor for working 1-2 days a week (the rest is remote). Our kitchen is fully stocked with coffee, snacks and more La Croix than you can shake a stick at. We enjoy shortened summer hours, early Fridays, and company outings to help you feel right at home.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
YouCopia's Feeling Good Doing Good program supports The Greater Chicago Food Depository to deliver meals to those in need.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
YouCopia is Women-Owned and a proud member of the Women's Business National Enterprise Council.
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Remote Work Program
Since COVID, we've been mostly working from home. Some team members choose to come into our office space one or two days a week while observing policies to keep everyone safe.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
YouCopians receive 15 to 20 days PTO based on role and tenure.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
5 Health Days allotted per year.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
YouCopia loves a good happy hour. When the world is cooperating, we try to see each other socially on a monthly basis.
Stocked Kitchen
Only the best coffee, unlimited snacks and all the flavors of La Croix (except coconut, we're firm on that).
Happy Hours
Parking
We provide a permit for free street parking along Ravenswood. We're also right next to the Montrose stop on the El - Brown line.
Pet Friendly
Partial to hypoallergenic dogs (Stewart!) and pink spiders.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
YouCopia offer's a one-time Better Home Office stipend as well as a monthly credit for internet/phone usage.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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