Sr. Graphics DesignerUnited Natural Foods, Inc. - Providence, RI
The Senior Graphic Designer is responsible for the concept, design and production of high-quality creative deliverables, and works with the Branding & Communications team to provide senior-level design insights, design best practices and creative inspiration. This individual helps drive development of creative assets and deliverables that serve to enhance the UNFI brand image. As part of a larger Branding & Communications team, this individual works both autonomously and collaboratively to deliver on a variety of design projects that align with corporate brand standards and strategic objectives.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES
Designs for a variety of creative projects including ads, presentations, logos, brand identity, events, and other print and digital collateral. Takes projects from concept through final file production and delivery using standard industry computer graphics software.
Develops creative assets that align with both brand strategy and client objectives through strategic thinking, research, and direction from senior B&C staff.
Adapts, extends and expands on existing design materials while adhering to established brand standards.
Collaborates with the Branding & Communications team, other internal departments, and external vendors on project development.
Supports department leadership with creative direction of brand assets. Directs work of internal and/or external designers/photographers/illustrators.
Manages workload and coordinates with clients to allow for completion of projects within established schedules and budgets.
Acts as steward for the UNFI family of brands. Partners on tools creation (ex. style guides and templates), ensures brand consistency and compliance by internal associates and external partners.
Presents creative ideas to clients / manages and acts as an influencer in the decision-making process.
Participates in and/or leads brainstorm sessions and team projects.
Works with the Creative Operations Manager to define and improve processes, recommending internal or external resources.
Performs other job duties as required.
Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Fine Arts, or equivalent
Minimum 7 years branding-related graphic design experience, ideally in an in-house or agency setting
System Implementation Preferred
Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat)
Strong understanding of branding and ability to develop, evolve, and follow brand standards
High level of creative and technical skills necessary to create effective designs and layouts for visual communications across a wide variety of media
Understanding of print processes and ability to build production-ready files
Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Experience building templates in Word and PowerPoint preferred
Experience in influencing and working collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams to keep projects on schedule and budget
Comfort working independently, managing multiple projects and deadlines, and reprioritizing tasks
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong presentation skills
Ability to offer constructive creative guidance to cross-functional partners
Ability to follow direction and respond well to constructive criticism
Pro-active problem-solving, research, asking relevant questions if more information is needed
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
11 days 14 hours ago
applySr. Graphics Designer United Natural Foods, Inc. - Providence, RI, United States
America's Premier Certified Organic Distributor® UNFI is the leading independent national distributor of natural, organic and specialty foods and related products including nutritional supplements, personal care items and organic produce, in the United States. In addition to excellent distribution services, we provide a range of innovative, value-added services for our customers and suppliers, to foster mutual success and growth. Our services include marketing and promotional tools, merchandising, category management and store support services. At the core of UNFI's distribution operation are five main units: UNFI Eastern Region, UNFI Western Region, UNFI Canada, Albert's Organics and Select Nutrition. In addition, our non-distribution divisions include Blue Marble Brands, Earth Origins Market and Woodstock Farms Manufacturing.
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