International Paper Senior Graphic Designer in CHICAGO CCC RETAIL, Illinois

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards.

Background: The Chicago Retail Display Center Senior Graphic Designer is responsible for the visual graphic design and illustration of point-of-purchase displays, packaging, and related products. Provides graphic design and support to the Sales, Project Management, Structural Design, Production, and Contract Packaging departments as well as to International Paper clients. This is a mid-level to Senior-level role. POP experience preferred, but not required.

Key Functions:

  • Responsible for research, concept development, retailer knowledge, renderings, prototypes, and artwork layout and art final preparation for production.

  • Develop artwork for a variety of point-of-purchase displays, packaging, promotional collateral, and signage.

  • Work with Sales Professionals to define the client’s needs. Render display concepts for presentation to clients.

  • Work with Structural Designers to ensure accuracy of renderings and maximize the overall impact of the graphic design.

  • Communicate with other designers within the Retail Display and Packaging business to share new concepts, techniques, and files. Support the design needs of other Retail Display Centers. Participate or lead design project teams as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • BS or BA in graphic design or equivalent experience preferred. Three to five years of experience in retail display graphics, general graphic design, or a packaging/point-of-purchase related industry strongly desired. Strong portfolio that demonstrates creative flair as well as technical proficiency required.

  • Advanced knowledge of graphic design software (Illustrator, PhotoShop, Form Z or other 3-D modeling software).

  • Knowledge of the packaging design, corrugated, or alternative materials and experience in point-of-purchase industry (display, retail packaging, consumer products).

  • Knowledge of flexographic, digital, or offset printing as well as manufacturing processes. Understand the entire design process from concept, prototype, and production.

  • Must be willing and able to work in a team environment where collaboration is required both departmentally and interdepartmentally. Interact with sales team, structural designers, project managers, design managers, and/or the client to understand creative requirements and then translate the idea into creative merchandizing solutions.

  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize multiple projects. Strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills. Ability to remain flexible and accept or adapt to change in the creative environment.

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a larger design team.

  • Must be enthusiastic and willing to work extended or irregular hours as needed to meet client needs.

What’s great about working at the Chicago Retail Display Center?

  • Staff of full-time Designers dedicated to creating the best P.O.P. displays in the business.

  • Great environment and the opportunity to work with a very talented design team.

  • Opportunity to showcase creativity at prestigious industry tradeshows.

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans