Senior Designer

Location: Playa Vista, CA
Date Posted: 09-11-2018
Irwin Naturals is a successful and growing natural products and supplements company with headquarters in the Playa Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles.  Founded in 1994, Irwin Naturals is the leading producer of soft-gel based herbal formulas sold in over 90,000 retail outlets and on
We are seeking a Senior Designer with a broad skill set to execute on a variety of projects within the Health and Wellness space. This role provides an exciting, hands-on opportunity to develop, cultivate and launch multiple and unique brand identities.
The ideal candidate is highly motivated, experienced in a range of graphic design areas and able to execute in a fast-paced environment where everyone is expected to contribute and take part in the creative direction of the company. They are responsible for the creative design and production of advertisements, direct mail programs, sales collateral, presentation templates, brochures, packaging, web design, digital/social platforms and other assignments as necessary to support product launches and overall communication objectives under the direction of the Creative Director. The ideal candidate revels in a dynamic environment where everyone is expected to have fun, contribute and take part in the creative direction of the company.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Conceptualizes, plans, designs, and produces a wide range of specialized graphic and/or illustrative material email, online banner ads, social media graphics and ads, packaging, printed sales collateral, collateral, direct mail campaigns and more.
  • Coordinates the production process; develops and writes printing and/or other production specifications, and selects appropriate production media and materials, such as ink and paper; inspects proofs for accuracy and adherence to appropriate production standards.
  • Create, develop and execute best-in-class concepts that align with brand vibe and positioning to establish continued innovation on the creative team.
  • Work with the Marketing and Creative Department in developing collateral, packaging, in-store merchandising while ensuring accuracy of all product labels, ingredient lists and regulatory requirements. Ensure all brand communication (print, online, in store, etc.) is consistent, aligned with brand strategy, corporate goals and objectives.
  • Keep informed on latest trends. Stay on the cutting edge of design and packaging trends to execute layouts, typography and color palettes in the freshest, most innovative ways.
  • Helps enforce consistent branding standard across media.
  • Web design and social media campaigns with working knowledge of web programming languages.
  • Keep up-to-date on digital/social platforms to understand designs and aesthetics that are currently engaging consumers.
  • The ability to troubleshoot and solve digital ad problems quickly.
  • Help manage production runs, color evaluations and approvals to ensure accurate execution at production, as needed.
Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree with a major in graphic design, fine arts, or a closely related field, OR 5-7 years of full-time experience in the graphic design field.
  • 5+ years of experience in Mac formats of Adobe Creative Suite applications, combined with a variety of computer graphics or presentation software.
  • 5+ years of experience in design, layout, production, prepress, proofreading and web design.
  • Food, beverage and cosmetics background a plus.
  • Strong prepress skills and working with die lines.
  • Assume the role of production artist.
  • Strong portfolio illustrating examples of work.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Coordinate a graphics or photographic library and/or maintain digital records.
  • Working within budgets and on time design and production schedules.
  • Mastered Adobe CS5+ Photoshop, Illustrator and In Design required; basic Microsoft Office application knowledge.
  • Excellent command of the English language.
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