Graphic Designer

| Chicago

Working for Trunk Club

When you join Trunk Club, you join the Nordstrom family. Our fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment is paired with the strong history and experience of a retail legacy. We have access to some of the greatest minds in retail and technology and are constantly creating innovative strategies to develop the ultimate apparel solutions. We welcome your adaptability, your curiosity, and your passion to contribute to our unparalleled shopping experience!

About the role

Trunk Club’s in-house agency is looking for a talented, creative and visionary Graphic Designer to bring concepts to life as a visual storyteller. The Trunk Club creative department designs and creates various types of deliverables in a collaborative, engaged team environment. Our audiences span from internal to external, consumers to customers, influencers to media and our work is as diverse as the audiences we serve. Do you think you have what it takes to make the ordinary extraordinary while enhancing our fun, vibrant team culture?

The successful candidate will possess multi-faceted design experience. Working under the supervision of the Creative Director and/or Art Director, he/she will play an active role in partnering with other designers to translate concepts into compelling visual stories. Your positive, can-do attitude and expert design skills help us elevate the Trunk Club brand while providing our audiences with multiple ways to engage and interact with our styling services.

Please note: All submissions for this position must include online portfolio showcasing past work

What you’ll do

  • Day-to-day delivery of stellar designs that exhibit creative abilities, understanding of design fundamentals for digital and traditional deliverables with passion for going above and beyond to exceed our clients’ expectations
  • Actively contributes in creative input sessions, brainstorming sessions, regular status updates and contributes to all internal meetings and client meetings
  • Understands & contributes to the look and feel established for a concept and can extend the brand identity system to support the direction. Areas of work may include, but not limited to: print & digital production, deck/presentation development, style-guide development, image search, concept research, image retouching, video concepting, photo shoot shot list
  • Familiarity with print production process including prepress, prep and prepare files for print and building final files for output.
  • Familiarity with digital production process
  • Ability to articulate creative solutions and rationale to other team members
  • Ability to complete project tasks in accordance with project schedules (good time management skills)
  • Collaborates across the team. Supports team by pitching in at all levels.
  • Can perform Quality Control/proofing exercises on one’s own work prior to releasing them

You should have

  • Print/Creative portfolio required
  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BFA) from a four-year accredited college or university in Fine Arts, Graphic Design/Visual Communications
  • 3-5 years of digital and traditional design experience of in-house or agency environment
  • Understanding, working knowledge of branding, typography and conceptual thinking abilities
  • Understanding of digital and print production, video, is a plus
  • Understanding and working knowledge of branding, and typography
  • Understanding of digital and print productionA keen eye for typography and layout hierarchy to develop fresh and innovative designs
  • Working knowledge in Sketch and InVision, a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and Keynote
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrates collaborative and professional work ethic with the ability to multi-task and work efficiently under pressure with careful attention to detail
  • Self-directed, motivated, organized, flexible, and accountable
  • Excellent work ethic with a positive, can-do attitude to succeed in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to seek inspiration for designs independently or collaboratively within team environment, as well as openness to receiving design direction and feedback

How we work

  • With others. We provide stellar creative solutions to the entire organization. From HR to marketing to sales, our clients are our coworkers.
  • With transparency. We have an open team room. No cubicles, no private offices.
  • With agility. This is a critical role for us, so flexibility is important. No two days are the same and it keeps everyone on their toes.
  • With open minds. We are committed to building a diverse team of people with unique perspectives. This encourages a healthy and inclusive environment that builds a more sustainable, successful company.
  • With pride. We value our people most of all. We invest in ourselves by applying our own strengths and interests to company needs.

A few of our perks

  • A location in Chicago’s popular River North neighborhood
  • Team outings
  • Merchandise discount
  • Flexible work environment
  • Social environment with built-in bars, a rooftop, and our very own coffee shop!
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • SwiftLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Sinatra, Sidekiq, ES6Frameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

Located in the popular River North neighborhood in Chicago, our HQ Clubhouse and offices are easily accessible to public transportation.

What are Trunk Club Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

On-site coffee bar with barista and snacks • Full bar • Rooftop with city views • Did we mention Nordstrom & Trunk Club merchandise discounts?

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