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Graphic Designer - Mass Visual Merchandising

Date: Feb 4, 2021

Location: Kansas City, MO, US, 64108

Company: Hallmark

     

HALLMARK - WHEN YOU CARE ENOUGH YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

 

Come join us. You’ll add value to one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands and be part of our company with a life-affirming purpose to inspire meaningful connections. Our products, content and experiences aim to enrich all lives by making a genuine difference in every life, every day, and our business is focused on bringing the value and relevance of Diversity and Inclusion to every brand, product and person we touch.  Our overarching enterprise D&I Framework and plans demonstrate our belief and value in having a diverse and inclusive workforceHallmark’s D&I efforts will continue to represent ongoing progress and reinforce our commitment, as will our intentional focus on bringing more diverse talent into our business and onto our teams. Hallmark has been recognized as one of Forbes and Statista 2020 Best employers for Diversity, Women and New Graduates.

 

AN OVERVIEW:

Hallmark’s Visual Merchandising Studio is looking for a graphic designer who loves creating holistic design solutions that can come to life on a big scale. We need someone who is passionate about showcasing the Hallmark brand across thousands of rooftops in a fresh, simple and innovative way. We are a strategic and dedicated studio made up of graphic and production designers, visual merchandisers, fixture and environmental designers, writers, and execution specialists. We create environmental signage, wayfinding, and fixture solutions in thousands of mass channel rooftops, like Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and grocery, across the globe. We deliver a shopper experience that is easy to shop, showcases innovation and is unmistakably, recognizably Hallmark. We’ve also been known to create Pop Up Shops for New York Fashion Week, and create localized, unique shopping experiences for the LGBTQ consumers in San Francisco.

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

We think you might be a rock star graphic designer who has had experience with holistic marketing campaign design, package design, or environmental design. You know and love the Adobe Creative Suite like the back of your hand. You are always keeping a pulse on new and future trends in the world of design, retail and merchandising. We are looking for someone to come in and inspire the studio with new ways of thinking - with an understanding of traditional Hallmark needs, yet action and energy around something fresh.

 

THE DESIGNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR:

  • Developing Hallmark-branded merchandising solutions including signage, wayfinding and other in-store graphics based on product, retailer, and consumer needs

  • Owning the entire design process from concept to completion to achieve a branded experience at retail, and to ensure that your solutions are of high quality, meeting Hallmark's design standards

  • Collaborating closely with a highly cross-functional team

  • Maintaining an understanding of the marketplace and consumer trends that influence merchandising solutions and decisions

  • Utilizing your strong communication and collaboration skills in a fast-paced team environment

  • Creating style guides for new projects and adapt existing style guides to specific solutions; update style guides to ensure accuracy and relevancy

  • Preparing accurate digital files for hand off to Production Designers

 

This is a progressive position that will be filled at a level based on the skills and experiences of the selected candidate.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

You must show how you meet the basic qualifications (listed below) in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields. Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT. 

 

A portfolio is required. Your portfolio should be compiled into one PDF or Microsoft Word document that is no larger than 10 MB. You can submit a link to a personal portfolio website in addition to your uploaded portfolio file.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

In order to be considered for this role, the following is required:

  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

  • Bachelor’s Degree or 4 years professional work experience

  • 2+ minimum years of professional graphic design or visual merchandising graphic design experience

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Your resume and portfolio will stand out if you have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts or Graphic Design

  • A portfolio that demonstrates a strong design skill set, trend focused color palettes, excellent aesthetic judgment, and strong typography skills

  • A portfolio that shows your ability to design holistic campaign solutions across print, packaging, or wayfinding

  • A knack for creative problem solving

  • Strong conceptual projects

  • Collaborative and team-oriented work

  • Organization and attention to detail

 

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference and background checks

 

Hallmark is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.  Principals only please.

 


Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

Job Segment: Merchandising, Package Design, Retail, Manufacturing