Sr. Art Director at Peapod Digital Labs (Chicago, IL)

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Address: USA-IL-Chicago-300 South Riverside Plaza
Store Code: User Interface/User (27558)
What's Our Dish
Announced in May 2018, Peapod Digital Labs (PDL) is an Ahold Delhaize USA company that powers the eCommerce and digital strategies for the Great Local Brands of Ahold Delhaize USA. Accelerating growth in digital and personalization capabilities, PDL is an innovation lab focused on meeting the changing needs of customers, regardless of when, where, and how consumers choose to shop.
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We are seeking a passionate Art Director or Visual Design Lead with expertise in visual design, art direction, digital design, and branding. You will collaborate closely with the Creative Director, Sr. Art Director, Content Designers and Design Technologist to drive the visual direction of our digital experience. As a Visual Design Lead or Art Director at Peapod Digital Labs, you are at the forefront of the most dynamic space of creative thinking. You build beautiful, user-centric design that elevates the brand experience, as well as the overall visual design standard. You will never be tired of learning new things and thrive in a highly collaborative environment.
This role is a hands-on design role, able to execute production-ready assets. Our creative team is embedded in a large, established product design group. You will also have opportunities to partner with UX designers, researchers, engineers, and product managers to work on a wide range of projects.
Recipe for success - what's in store for this role:
  • A passion for beautiful design and strong attention to detail
  • Excellent hands-on visual design skills using tools such as Figma, Sketch, Adobe suite
  • Partner with Creative Director and peers to evolve brand design systems (I.e., font, color, icon, illustrations, etc)
  • Evolve existing visual design standards and styles in collaboration with UX designers
  • Provide visual directions for website, native app, email, or social campaign
  • Develop creative assets as it relates to product visual design and interactive design
  • Provide art direction and support across creatives within our brand partners
  • Able to participate in brainstorming sessions that promote innovative solutions, creative concepts, and brand explorations for online channels
  • Maintain up-to-date design trends, patterns and technologies, and serve as a creative powerhouse that constantly inspires others

The essentials in your cart - The required ingredients:
  • A strong portfolio that demonstrates your creative thinking and design aesthetics
  • BS, BFA or BA major in design, graphic design, art direction, or advertising. Having experience in UX or interaction design is a plus
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in visual design, graphic design, or UX
  • Have experience designing for digital (I.e., banner, website, app, social media, etc.)

Extra spices - What you should bring to the table
  • Strong illustration or vector-based design skills
  • Experience of working on video or social media content
  • Strong presentation and storytelling skills that lead to persuasion and influence
  • Experience evolving or building a brand in your career
  • Experience designing for e-commerce or grocery industry

Join Us at Our Table
Peapod Digital Labs is a forward-thinking company with a strong legacy of innovation. We recognize who powers our progress - our people! Our vision is to become an organization where humanity is universally embraced; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging are infused in our business; and our PDL employees are representative of the world and the communities that we serve.
We believe in total wellness, which encompasses a balance of physical, financial, and emotional wellness. No matter where you are on your personal wellness journey, PDL provides access to a variety of tools and resources to support total wellness. This includes medical, dental, and vision benefits, health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) with a strong company match, paid parental leave, adoption assistance, tuition reimbursement, generous and flexible paid time off and holiday policy, and an array of voluntary benefits including critical care, pet insurance, and additional life coverage.
We are an equal opportunity employer. We comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to sex, race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, marital status (including civil unions), military service, veteran status, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, legally recognized disability, domestic violence victim status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Job Requisition: 291046_external_USA-IL-Chicago_2202023
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Technology we use

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Right next to Union Station, we are easy to get to and surrounded by food in Downtown and the West Loop.

What are Peapod Digital Labs Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
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
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Building a cutting edge eCommmerce center of excellence means our teams need to focus on their work challenges, not whether their benefits are activated. With a one-stop shop for online benefit management, competitive bonus potential, and a flexible, brand new office, our employees are able to focus on making the customer experience amazing.

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