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Production Designer, Zoro

| Chicago

Role: Production Designer
Location: Chicago, IL or Buffalo Grove, IL
Job Description and Background:

Zoro is hiring a Production Designer to join our growing creative team located in either Buffalo Grove or Chicago, IL. We are looking for someone who is passionate about great design and its role in the world of brand building. The ideal candidate is someone who can develop innovative concepts across multiple types of media; someone who seeks to improve their skills and actively seeks education, feedback and coaching to make their work better; someone who strives to remain current and expand their skill set to meet the evolving needs of the business. We are looking for a creative, outgoing individual that takes direction and construction critiques well and can work independently. This person must be able to accomplish daily tasks while having the vision to keep all creative branding consistent. This role requires a high degree of focus and attention to details, typography, and creating accurate layouts.

 

Principle Duties & Responsibilities:

The Zoro Production Designer’s responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Update existing design files and projects using established brand guidelines consistently and thoroughly across various collateral items, under the direction of the Designers
  • Collect prepare and provide final production and organization of print and digital project files before final release
  • Hands-on production, including layout and revision to catalogs, booklets, guides, packaging, cards, printed materials, web graphics and other projects assigned
  • Building new versions/sizes of existing artwork
  • Scaling, cropping, retouching, and repositioning of photos
  • Editing photos and other design elements to fit the designated layout
  • Adapting artwork based on project needs
  • Ensuring artwork meets brand standards
  • Assist Designers on various projects on an as-needed basis

 

Education & Experience

  • BFA in Graphic Design or Visual Communications (or equivalent 4 year degree)
  • 1+ years of experience as entry-level designer, being art directed and providing quality production design to fellow designers/colleagues

 

Preferred Skills and Attributes

  • Strong knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Sketch; strong understanding of typography, layout and branding, and basic photo editing
  • Knowledge of email creation and printing process in general
  • Web and email design experience a plus
  • Attention to detail and ability to organize files, including consistent file naming and folder structure
  • Ability to learn and be mentored as needed on design and software skills
  • Ability to be art directed and produce final design files quickly and efficiently
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Must be a proactive and enthusiastic team member
  • Video editing or After Effects experience is preferred and a huge plus

 

 

Zoro is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer.

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • JIRAManagement

Location

One office is located in the West Loop, offering diverse eateries and steps away from nightlife! The other is in the northern suburb of Buffalo Grove.

An Insider's view of Zoro

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

We are driven and work hard, because we are growing like crazy! We are in this together because we want to be, not because we have to. On the flip side, I've never missed one of my kid's ball games, concerts, parent-teacher conferences, and when I take a vacation, I'm actually allowed to take it (of course, I'm available if you need me, team)! :-)

Adam

HR Leader

What does your typical day look like?

As a Financial Analyst with Zoro’s Finance team, my typical day starts with generating daily sales reports and sending it over to our headquarters. Then, I talk to business unit owners and gather information that would impact our financials. Zoro has an encouraging collaborative environment…everyone is easily approachable!

Margaret

Financial Analyst

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Zoro has an awesome test and learn culture where you can try new things and see what works and what doesn't and, most importantly, learn from those lessons and drive improvements. We constantly look for ways to do that - whether it is tools, engagement, processes or empowerment. We share best practices, feedback and suggestions from our agents.

Dawn

Director, Customer Service

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

There’s a hunger for Design Thinking and making decisions based on customer feedback here at Zoro. Working on a scrum team as a UX Architect supports this directly but I’ll even get stopped in the hall by co-workers wanting to incorporate customer insights into their own projects. It comes from a culture of succeeding through collaboration.

Lex

UX Architect

What are Zoro Perks + Benefits

Zoro Benefits Overview

Very competitive package - beyond your base salary, we offer bonuses, a 401(k) match and additional 401(k) incentive contribution, a full-scope of medical/dental/vision/life insurance benefits, voluntary benefits, shuttle service, a bunch of free food (free coffee, soft drinks, snacks, and free meals from time-to-time). Our North Suburb office has a subsidized cafe inside our offices that is a breakfast/lunch spot and coffee bar, in addition to a game room, recreation area and a rock room... yes a rock room... bring your axe and rock out on a break!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Optional Voluntary Benefit
Wellness Programs
Discount partnership with Sky Fitness.
Onsite Gym
Buffalo Grove equipped with workout bench, dumbells, free weights, a basketball court, badminton court, ping pong, air hockey, bags, golf net, outdoor volleyball, and we've even played quiddich!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
3.5% contribution by Zoro on a bi-weekly basis (whether you contribute or not). Additional 3.5% target contribution based on annual company performance.
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
We've won a Dave Thomas award for having a solid adoption assistance program - that's pretty cool!
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Starting at 18 days per year with carryover option of up to 5 days.
Paid Volunteer Time
We like to give back to the local community. We have team builders focused on helping a variety of philanthropic organizations.
Paid Holidays
Zoro offers all employees paid time off to observe all major holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
We feature a range from shorts and t-shirts to those who embrace "Tie Tuesdays". Wear what makes you comfortable, but you may want to clean it up if you have an important customer in town!
Commuter Benefits
In our North Suburb office, we feature shuttle service to/from Buffalo Grove, Highland Park, and Deerfield stops. Also a commuter benefit program available as a voluntary benefit.
Company Outings
We've done many of these. From ball games to luaus to olympics to the zoo - Zoro finds ways to treat employees to lots of fun.
Game Room
Basketball, bags, driving range net, ping pong, badminton, video games, music room... we even played quiddich in our warehouse for our Harry Potter-themed Halloween event!
Stocked Kitchen
All offices feature coffee, soft drinks, sparkling water, tea, popcorn machine, random snacking opportunities, as well as an on-site cafe in our North Suburb office.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Sometimes happy hours provided by the company, but many team members get together outside of work because they want to, not because they have to!
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Softball, bowling, and dragon boat racing team... yes, dragon boat racing!
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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