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Graphic Artist

Location: 

Staunton, VA, US

Req ID:  2246
Job Type: 
Edgewell is a global team of over 6,000 visionaries, doers and makers. Our secret is people, and we have an inspiring and collaborative global force of them. Our portfolio of over 25 brands touches lives in more than 50 countries by making useful things joyful. Together, we reimagine good mornings and endless summers, strive for more sustainable ways to beautify and bond, and do it all with not only confidence but determination.

Design contemporary graphics for Branded and Private Label package art, display art and sales support materials. Support the overall sales effort to gain new accounts and service existing accounts by providing graphic support for U.S. and Canadian markets. This role will require the colleague to be onsite at the office full-time.

 

Accountabilities

  • Conceptualizing, designing and producing accurate electronic file mechanicals of contemporary graphic design including logos, graphic elements, layouts, illustrations, etc. for Branded and Private Label packaging, displays, brochures, flyers, coupons, labels and various other printed forms and collateral materials.
  • Interpret Package Design Briefs into creative designs that communicate positioning, tone and manner, product benefits and features, and brand equities.
  • Develop visually appealing graphic designs that combine PL customer guidelines with Best Practices and Marketing/Legal requirements.
  • Work closely with internal colleagues to understand business objectives and create clear and compelling creative designs.
  • Take project assignments from conception to finished stage. Conceive the look, design, and layout, illustrations and photography, through to completed mechanical and proofing while adhering to deadlines and project schedules.
  • Must think creatively and understand good package design with attention to detail.
  • Must work quickly and accurately and have a high tolerance for working with detail-oriented projects.
  • Skilled creation of hand packed, mocked up, camera ready packaging for Marketing, customer photo shoots and planograms.
  • Become knowledgeable in PL requirements for packaging sold in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Photograph packaging and products using a digital camera. Provide color corrected, appropriately formatted electronic images. Provide computer graphic services consisting of photographs or illustrations to customers for web artwork.
  • Produce accurate electronic mechanical files and accompanying documentation for digital, offset and flexo printing.
  • Accurate typing and proofreading own artwork.
  • Proofread and perform quality checks on pre-press proofs.

 

Required Education, Skills and Experience

  • BA or BFA from an accredited college in Graphic Design. Relevant work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered but a degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience as a graphic artist. Experience in package design preferred.
  • Knowledge of pre-press requirements and print technology for offset, flexo, and digital printing.
  • Knowledge of various software formats (PDF, PNG, JPEG, EPS, TIFF, BMP, GIF, Targa, PICT, etc.), appropriate application of each format, interaction between software programs and computer platforms, and requirements for internet graphics usage.
  • Must possess proficient computer skills in a Mac environment and a mastery of Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, and Acrobat. Knowledge of Dimension a plus.
  • Must provide a portfolio of past projects demonstrating the ability to create effective designs.

 

Desirable Education, Skills and Experience

  • Experience with designing for consumer products/packaging, displays, illustration ability and photography.
  • Illustration/drawing ability to create computer designed package artwork.
  • Experience in interpreting the objectives of the client and translating into appealing designs.
  • Ability to translate both complex concepts or vague instructions into polished designs using innovative graphics.
  • Experience working directly with or for a printer is preferred.
  • Knowledge of digital, offset and flexo printing requirements for Pantone, Extended Gamut and process printing including color management. Background in or understanding of color separations, trapping, dot gain, efficient layering of files, and bleeds.
  • Occasionally act as lead on projects as required.
  • Skilled at working under pressure. Ability to change priorities without losing focus.
  • Knowledge of typography usage and be able to create clean, print ready mechanical layouts in Illustrator.
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Understand requirements of and be able to use various online transport media and FTP.
  • Knowledge of vector and raster effects.
  • Experience and knowledge using a digital camera and working with digital photos.
  • Knowledge and experience in digital content a plus.

 

Working Relationships

  • INTERNAL: all company departments, primarily Marketing and Sales
  • EXTERNAL: Art Houses, Printers, Customers and Pre-press Vendor

 

Work Environment

  • Job to be performed in an office setting.
  • Requires travel to and from office with all work being done onsite, in the office.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position (either sitting or standing) at least 75% of the workday.
  • In addition to sitting, will also require walking and standing. Work can include a slight amount of lifting such as up to 20 pounds.
  • Use of printer, which requires standing, bending over and lifting paper reams to replenish paper.
  • Lifting bags of product and putting away in designated storage locations.
  • Share office space and equipment with other colleagues.
  • Print and create mockups of packaging by operating necessary equipment (Exact-O knifes, scissors, rubber cement, spray mount).
  • Tearing down and recycling component parts, requires disassembling packaging and storing away components.
  • Standing and squatting required to take photos, using camera equipment and tripod, and bending over to view proper placement in photo booth.
  • Climbing up and down ladder to put away finished stock.
  • Other duties as requested.

Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer. We do all we can to create a collaborative and diverse global team, where good ideas can thrive, and our colleagues can learn and lead. We prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We listen deeply and speak directly to create an environment that’s open to difference. We aim to bring joy to not only the products we create and the people we serve, but our colleagues across the globe too.

 

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Nearest Major Market: Charlottesville
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia