Schurman Retail Group, founded in 1950, is the nation’s fastest growing premier stationery and social expression retailer. We offer a diverse and exciting array of products including Greeting Cards, Gift-Wrap, Gift Bags, Stationery, Note Cards, Journals and unique gift products. Schurman Retail Group currently operates approximately 450 PAPYRUS and Carlton Cards retail stores in the US and Canada. Our Mission “to establish PAPYRUS/Carlton Cards retail stores as the undisputed Brand of choice for personal expression products of exceptional quality, diversity and taste” is our everyday focus. Currently we are seeking to hire a full time TEMP (for approximately 90 days) Graphic Designer in our corporate office located in Fairfield, CA. We offer a very competitive hourly rate. Major Responsibilities: § Design and produce top quality SCHURMAN RETAIL GROUP marketing materials in support of the Marketing Department goals. § Manage brand standards for SCHURMAN RETAIL GROUP. Establish standards of quality and procedures for print to be followed by department. § Utilize own artistic ability, training and creativity to create original and high-quality marketing assets for SCHURMAN RETAIL GROUP. ° Apply creative processes to develop unique designs ° Prepare layouts, sketches, mock-ups and other materials to illustrate new product concepts ° Keep current with trends in design, art, color, and product enhancement, as well as other market trends § Design and manage all phases of graphic design cycle to ensure proper flow, turnaround time, quality and accuracy of work by department. § Work closely with SCHURMAN RETAIL GROUP Marketing team to coordinate production of launch marketing with launch publication. § Develop brand appropriate copy for marketing; i.e. posters, ads. Insure that correct disclaimers are included on specific marketing collateral. § Serve as graphic contact with outside vendors regarding graphics files, printing process. Implement procedures to streamline any challenges that arise. § Liaison with store teams and management as needed to communicate/resolve marketing objectives. § Manage complex distribution of all collateral with vendors, creating distros for all graphic projects. Collateral may include art, graphic solutions, related fixture solutions. § Contribute to meeting all established departmental budget goals. Negotiate and discuss cost savings initiatives when possible. Provide estimates/bids prior to production. § Manage workload to meet all scheduled deadlines. § Track and report on status of assignments/projects weekly. § Prioritize and effectively manage Production Assistant’s time and productivity. § Perform Graphic Designer and production duties – perform additional duties as required. Qualifications: § 5 to 10 years related design or publishing experience necessary. § Graphic design background and experience in mocking up concepts and products. § Must have a good understanding of color (4c process and electronic pre-press). § Must be a team player, with excellent communication and organizational skills. § Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design [BFA preferred] or comparable experience. Computer Skills: § Proficiency in CS5 - In Design, PhotoShop and Illustrator § Basic skill level in e-mail, font management applications, scanning software, bar code tools, Microsoft Office. § Understanding of file formats Please send your resume to email@example.com EOE.
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