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LEAD DESIGNER - IN STORE

| West Suburbs

The Design Lead is the singular point of contact and creative influence for all design and production of In store signage, on shelf presentation and product display design . This role does not supervise associates but leads a body of work on a single team. He or she will lead conceptual meetings and will collaborate with stylists, photographers and designers to ensure cohesion and new, fresh ways to communicate to our guests. The Design Lead must be aligned with the Senior Design Manager, sharing new ideas and constantly pushing the way our in store graphics look. This role requires lock-step with the Print Design Team to provide a seamless experience to our guest on all channels. The Creative Lead’s role will be stretched with spontaneous and incremental projects which could include brand launches, Salon requests, pop-up events and curated sections in the store. For these assignments the Design Lead will be required to attend kick-offs, obtain clear briefs and execute elevated, unexpected work that satisfies the ask. The Design Lead will lead senior leadership meetings and work with business owners to solve business needs,  by asking strong questions and working as a partner, further strengthening relationships between marketing and merchandising.

  • Pushes creative to new levels with strong influence and solid design decisions to create new and update existing design within the store environment. Design pieces include signs, lighted fixtures, floor decals, window clings, retail graphics, endcaps, hanging overhead signs and other fixture graphics.
  • Provides a unique point of view for Ulta Beauty’s in store presentation. Constantly brings new inspiration with applicable design ideas for our campaigns.
  • Art directs photography of internal and external studios
  • Re-skins existing collateral or creates new elements to enhance the store experience.
  • Clearly articulates and presents design solutions when required.
  • Works collaboratively with team members with a friendly and flexible attitude
  • Contributes design ideas proactively and does not wait for “the answer” from supervisor.
  • Flexible and nimble when it comes to managing changes, layout rework within the design process.
  • Collaborates with mag and tab and digital design when needed to ensure a consistent omnichannel brand experience for our guests. 
  • Creative mentor to existing designers and trains new talent on all aspects of in store design,

 

 

Requirements

Education and Experience

  • 4 Year Minimum college degree in Graphic Design or equivalent
  • 7 years Graphic Design experience with a passion for the Ulta Beauty brand.
  • Retail Design or Shopper Marketing experience a must.

Creative Skills

  • Strong concepting skills for Large format signage, dimensional product display and
  • point of purchase graphics.
  • Strong sketching skills to help quickly bring to life innovative display ideas.
  • 3D rendering knowledge a plus
  • Must have an exceptional eye for beauty and beauty products.
  • Constant Innovation on how to display products in retail environments
  • Ability to break dense copy with interesting typography, iconography and unexpected design choices while still respecting the offer’s hierarchy
  • Ability to take creative criticism and quickly adjust the design to correct
  • Offer a unique, modern and sophisticated point of view and is confident in making a recommendation
  • Elevated design aesthetic and articulate design choices to Senior Design Manager/ Creative Director.
  • Understands the branding and is enthusiastic about the opportunity at hand

Work Skills

  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to follow established processes and procedures
  • Strong organizational skills, quick execution style
  • Ability to communicate adequately orally and in written form
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines on a multitude of concurrent tasks
  • Must be discreet with confidential information of which he/she has access
  • Forward-think and make decisions with confidence
  • Fast, efficient, organized
  • Not above production or changing direction at a moment’s notice
  • Mature, good sense of humor, ability to maintain composure and work with others
  • Work within a team with a positive attitude

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Location

Our satellite campus is in Chicago at 120 S. Riverside Plaza with 100 workstations & conference rooms which associates can reserve.

What are Ulta Beauty Perks + Benefits

Ulta Beauty Benefits Overview

Being rewarded for your hard work never goes out of style. With a number of options to choose from, you can select benefits that meet the needs of you and your family. And benefits begin on your first day of active employment.

In addition to the competitive benefits outlined, we also have a generous Associate Discount of 25% off on retail products and 50% off on salon services.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Ulta Beauty partners with After School Matters and Skills for Chicagoland's Future.
Partners with Nonprofits
Ulta Beauty is proud to partner with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Dress for Success and Save the Children through the Ulta Beauty Charitable Foundation.
Intracompany committees
Ulta Beauty has a variety of Corporate Associate groups, such as the Ulta Green Group.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Ulta Beauty is committed to ensuring our "Champion Diversity" value and "Inclusion" competency are part of who we are and the decisions we make.
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Ulta Beauty associates can contribute up to the IRS limits of $2,700 annually to their Health Care FSA and up to $5,000 to their Dependent Care FSA.
Disability Insurance
All benefit-eligible associates are provided with company paid short-term disability & long-term disability insurance. Associates may also purchase supplemental critical illness and accident coverage.
Dental Benefits
Ulta Beauty offers dental insurance to eligible associates and their dependents.
Vision Benefits
Ulta Beauty offers voluntary vision insurance.
Health Insurance Benefits
Ulta Beauty offers health insurance to eligible associates and their dependents.
Life Insurance
Ulta Beauty provides all benefit-eligible associates with company paid basic life insurance. Associates may also purchase supplemental term life insurance and supplemental AD&D insurance.
Pet Insurance
Ulta Beauty offers voluntary pet insurance.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Ulta Beauty associates can save for their retirement by participating in the 401(k) plan administered by Fidelity, following 60 days of service.
401(K) Matching
Ulta Beauty matches 100% of the first 3% and 50% of the next 2% of eligible compensation deferred and is 100% vested immediately.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 4 weeks of paid parental leave for the birth parent and provide 2 weeks of paid leave for the non-birth parent.
Flexible Work Schedule
Ulta Beauty provides associates with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times and summer hours.
Family Medical Leave
All Ulta Beauty associates are eligible to apply for a leave of absence, which will be reviewed for any federal (FMLA) or state protected leave eligibility.
Adoption Assistance
Ulta Beauty provides adoption assistance reimbursement and paid-time off.
Company sponsored family events
Ulta Beauty participates in National Bring Your Child to Work Day.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
We believe each associate should have time off from work each year. Ulta Beauty provides the following paid time off: vacation days, personal days, sick days and paid holidays.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Ulta Beauty provides paid sick days to associates.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Teams within Ulta Beauty host company outings semi-annually.
Relocation Assistance
Ulta Beauty provides relocation assistance where eligible.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Ulta Beauty offers associates professional development opportunities like onsite training courses and the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Ulta Beauty provides financial assistance to active, full-time associates with at least one year of service for tuition-related expenses.
Lunch and learns
Ulta Beauty hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
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