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Graphic Designer

| Chicago

Graphic Designer

FTD is in the midst of a total brand reinvention and we're hand-selecting a top-notch Graphic Designer to join our fun and energetic team in our Chicago Office. This person will be an integral part in helping us refine and express the brand with more emotion and style. Our goal is to create effective and authentic communications that resonate long-term with our audience, build brand loyalty as well as sell our products and meet business objectives.

This person should be very well versed in all things digital AND print as well as possessing an impeccable, high-end design sensibility. The Creative Director is looking for someone who can craft clutter-free layouts, beautiful typography and also lend art direction for absolutely stunning photography. Ideal candidates have the ability to thoughtfully organize content, tell a story and shape the tone and personality of all customer and florist facing communications.

We are looking for someone who goes above and beyond and can present gorgeous, intuitive options that are outside the box to help push the brand forward. Further, the Creative Director is looking for someone who will immerse themselves in the floral industry and understand how to improve the customer experience at every touchpoint with poignant communications that tell the FTD brand story.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Creative Director, Sr. Art Director and Sr. Copywriter to flesh out the look and feel of seasonal campaigns
  • Apply a campaign look and feel across all channels: website, email, display ads, social, catalogs, brochures, postcards, mailers, print ads, inspiration guides, etc.
  • Continually evolve brand style guides under the guidance of the Creative Director
  • Continually push for cleaner, simpler, more refined design
  • Assist in preparing presentations and creative reviews for internal clients, presenting with solid rationale
  • Contribute to brainstorming sessions and translate conceptual ideas into tangible creative work
  • Work with other designers to ensure a cohesive, effective workflow system
  • Be able to quickly and accurately complete fast-paced projects with extra attention to the details
  • Create press-quality and web-ready artwork
  • Be able to work within a project management tool, accurately tracking time and managing projects
  • Follow approval processes
  • Never miss a deadline

Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of professional experience with a design agency or in-house creative department
  • Bachelor's degree in Art, Advertising, Graphic Design or equivalent
  • Solid digital design AND print experience as evidenced in your book
  • Exceptional typography, composition, color theory, and design skills
  • Software required: Adobe CC: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
    • Up-to-date knowledge of the latest technologies, web standards and print production best practices
    • Great communication skills
    • High attention to detail from concept to completion
    • Very well organized
    • Experience balancing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
      • Ability to work on rapid development projects as well as longer-term projects
      • Ability to work through high-volumes of work with accuracy and thoughtfulness to the brand
      • Ability to problem-solve challenges and give recommendations for creative solutions
      • Collaborative in a well-rounded creative team as well as business partners
      • A strategic thinker with big picture ideas
        • Proactive in presenting and pitching ideas to internal clients and the Creative Director
        • Experience with building and maintaining a brand
        • Experience with eCommerce brands
        • Experience working with photographers is a plus
        • Experience with moving media, video or animations a plus
        • Excellent hand-sketching ability is a plus
        • High appreciation for flowers and all things beautiful

 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
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    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
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    • SpringFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
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    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

We also have an office in the heart of Downtown Chicago at 1. North Dearborn

An Insider's view of FTD

What does your typical day look like?

As Brand Manager, I am constantly working to ensure we are engaging with our consumers and living out our brand vision via all channels. My day is 100% collaborative, between meeting with channels managers, reviewing new campaign launches - building a brand takes teamwork. When you have an online business, your consumers are shopping with you 24/7,

Kristin Byrne

Brand Marketing Manager

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

I have had the opportunity to build a platform from the ground up. Opportunities like these are few and far between in this day and age. FTD has been like a master class in leadership for me, and it has produced a fundamental mind shift for me on what leadership means.

Dimple Rao

VP of Product Management and UX Design

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

On our FOL team, we are creating a feature complete platform migration for all of our florist sites. This is a rather large task in that most of our florist sites look like they were created in the .COM era of the internet. Our new platform will provide huge UX boons. In addition to self-improvement, it may also attract new florist partners

Michael Walsh

Software Engineer

What are FTD Perks + Benefits

FTD Benefits Overview

FTD is dedicated to you and your family. We work hard to provide a wide range of competitive and affordable health care benefits that reflect your changing needs. Our goal is to empower you with the resources and flexibility you need to live well, be well. The benefits you elect will start the first day of the month following the date of hire.
Our benefits offerings include medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage, a company contribution to a Health Savings Account (HSA), life, accident, and disability insurance, paid time off, and tuition reimbursement. We are committed to providing fair compensation to all of our employees, including performance-based compensation incentives for many of our positions. FTD, Inc. is a premier floral and gifting company. We offer very generous employee discounts on our FTD.com and Proflowers brands.

Culture
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
If you are eligible for benefits, you can enroll in an FSA regardless of whether or not you are enrolled in FTD’s medical plan.
Disability Insurance
FTD offers short and long term disability at no cost to you. The disability benefits will replace up to 67% of your weekly base income up to $2,500/week for STD and up to $10,000/month for LTD.
Dental Benefits
FTD offers two great dental plans through Aetna. A Dental HMO with co-pays where you choose your Primary Care Dentist and a Dental PPO which has benefits in and out of network.
Vision Benefits
FTD offers vision coverage through Eye Med which offers a broad network of nationwide providers to choose from to meet your vision needs. Retailers such as LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, , and JCP
Health Insurance Benefits
FTD offers three medical plans through Aetna to choose from including one EPO where you choose a Primary Care Physician and two PPO High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP)
Life Insurance
For employee coverage of 2x base salary up to $600,000. *Per IRS regulations, the cost FTD pays for coverage above a certain level is considered “imputed income,” and is included on your W-2.
Wellness Programs
We know how important wellness is to your overall success. The FTD Wellness program is here to help you identify and achieve your health and wellness goals.
Onsite Gym
Our One North Dearborn location offers an onsite state-of-the-art fitness center, cycle center and bike room.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Depending on the department and role, FTD offers some scheduling flexibility. We also offer summer hours so that our team members can enjoy extended weekends and fun in the sun with family and friends
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Care for yourself or a family member who is seriously ill, to care for a newborn or newly adopted child, or to attend to the affairs of a family member who is called to active duty in the military.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
FTD recognizes 9 paid holidays each calendar year and allows employees to take time off for vacation, personal responsibilities and sick time.
Paid Holidays
FTD recognizes 9 paid holidays each calendar year.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
FTD allows employees to wear casual workplace attire every day, not just Fridays!
Commuter Benefits
Take advantage of the pre-tax benefit, you may elect up to the IRS limit of $260/month for transit and $260/month for parking.
Free Daily Meals
During FTD’s peak season such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Christmas FTD often provides lunch to thank employees for their hard work (along with the occasional just because lunch).
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong.
Some Meals Provided
We provide food during Peak Season.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Up to $2,500 after one year of employment
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
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