Packaging/Graphic Designer (Contract) at RXBAR

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About us: RX is a clean-label snack brand with products made from a few simple ingredients and no BS.

RX simplifies food by creating snacks that are real and delicious. It's honest and straightforward—no overblown claims, certifications, or gimmicks. With products including RXBAR, RXBAR Kids, and RX Nut Butter, RX makes food that not only tastes good, but is wholesome and nutritious too.

Packaging/Graphic Designer: RXBAR is one of the fastest growing food brands in the country and this explosive growth requires more of a need than ever to protect and grow our visual identity by ensuring eye-catching and consistent design across all of our platforms.

The Packaging/Graphic Designer will work with the creative manager and internal teams to develop and concept and design product packaging, merchandising displays, package renders and POS/POP mock-ups for our full portfolio of brands. In addition the packaging designer will review and approve printer proofs, ink draw downs and ensure that all materials produced internally and externally meet brand standards.

Our ideal candidate has a true understanding of color, design and typography and is looking for an opportunity to grow professionally and shake up the CPG market. They are hard-working and collaborative with a passion for all types of design, packaging, brand development, and creative problem solving. This person must be curious, forward thinking, organized and looking to be part of a fast-paced, innovative company.

General Functions + Job Responsibilities:

  • Design packaging and displays for our full portfolio of brands
  • Assist with design of marketing collateral for sales, marketing,
    and cross-functional teams if needed
  • Ideation, problem solving, and cross-functional collaboration
  • Management of print assets, mechanical files, dielines and packaging renders
  • Review and approval of printer proofs and ink draw downs
  • Finalization and release of packaging mechanical files
  • Work directly with all internal teams to ensure brand consistency in design output
  • Develop understanding of print processes, production, and material use
  • Work with procurement, logistics, and marketing team to ensure project success
  • Receive and respond to design related questions from internal and external vendors
  • Give and receive feedback to create the best work possible

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Positive attitude, point of view, and passion for clean, type-focused design
  • Bachelor's Degree in graphic design or related field
  • 2+ years experience in packaging design
  • Pre-press or CAD (3-D) experience is a plus
  • Thorough understanding of print and digital design practices
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
  • Clear understanding of typography and information hierarchy
  • Creative problem solving abilities
  • Highly adaptable and resourceful
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Continued interest in current and future design trends
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and effectively manage workload to meet deadlines, while ensuring a high standard of quality
  • Self-starter who is results and detail-oriented
  • Passion for entrepreneurship
  • Desire to learn, excel, and grow with the organization

Contract Details: The freelance/contract packaging designer will work full-time (40hrs/wk) as part of the RXBAR marketing/creative team at our headquarters in Chicago. The contract will extend for 3 months with the possibility for contract extension.

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412 N Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654

An Insider's view of RXBAR

What's something quirky about your company?

Working at RXBAR becomes a lifestyle. We naturally love to share what work life is like on our personal social media accounts, whether it be new product launches, the amazing view from our rooftop, team meeting events, or all the workouts employees do together, it’s a unique almost cult-like culture but something we're so proud to be a part of.


Senior Event Coordinator

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Here at RXBAR, we approach and plan everything differently. Whether it be TV, outdoor media, podcasts or paid social, we’re going against the “norm” of traditional advertising and building a new, unique approach to break through clutter they see everyday. Our goal is to woo our audience so they lean in, not annoy and inadvertently push them away.


Media Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

One of the key aspects that attracted me to RX, beyond the company's aggressive growth phase, was the Leadership Team's investment in developing its people. Individuals have the opportunity to own their development path & grow at an exceptionally fast rate in a company that promotes from within & w/o the constraint of a formal promotion structure.


Vice President of Operations

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Anyone that joins our team is quickly introduced to the idea that innovation can come from anywhere. Placing ownership on our team members that they are the product advocates while also placing ourselves in our customer shoes, has enabled leadership and creative license. It's amazing to be a part of a company that places such an importance on R&I.


Vice President of Research & Innovation

What are some things you learned at the company?

I love working at RX because the organization values me as an individual & as myself, where self-awareness is harnessed as a strength to accelerate growth. I am driven to build a new team (FP&A), training a financial muscle that empowers the organization through trust. I love the challenge of being a creator, as we question orthodoxy in finance.


Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

What are RXBAR Perks + Benefits

RXBAR Benefits Overview

Competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, 401K plan with RXBAR match, Education Assistance Program, cell phone & fitness membership reimbursement, subsidized commuter benefits, bike & helmet, unlimited RXBARs, RXBAR gear and invaluable experience growing a company. 

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
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)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our approach to perks: While our business is growing at an exponential rate, we've maintained the nimble, no B.S. mindset that has made us the fastest-growing nutrition bar brand in the U.S. The experience at RXBAR is different from day one. Beyond the typical offering of full benefits, 401k match and generous PTO allowance, we differentiate ourselves from other CPGs in the space. Every employee spends their first two weeks in Customer Service, enabling them to interact with the incredible customers we service everyday and adapt the servant mindset that drives everything we do. Immediate impact, opportunity for growth, educational opportunities, mentorship, creative thinking, diversity, exposure to senior leaders - these are all realities at RXBAR, not just buzz words. With our open-office format and pursuit of excellence, we foster an environment that supports personal and professional growth. To support the needs of our growing business, we've implemented "dynamic job descriptions" as individual's roles are constantly evolving, allowing them to take on added responsibility and new challenges.

Cell phone reimbursement, gym membership reimbursement, bike & helmet reimbursement and unlimited RXBAR's are a few of the extras you'll receive when working here.

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