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Graphic Designer - Visual Merchandising

Date: Oct 6, 2021

Location: Kansas City, MO, US, 64108

Company: Hallmark

     reqid: 104018 

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.

 

BENEFITS AND PERKS:
At Hallmark, we help people feel connected to what matters. That’s true of our employees, just as it is our consumers. Providing benefits that support the lives and wellbeing of Hallmarkers is among the most important investments the company makes.

Hallmark benefits are designed to give you choices. Wherever you are in life, we want you to find the benefits that are right for you and your loved ones. Explore the Hallmark Benefits Guide to learn more.

 

WHEN YOU CARE ENOUGH YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.

Hallmark is a company rooted in connecting people. We care for our employees, our communities, and our world. A career at Hallmark means you get to make a big impact and create something that can make a genuine difference. We’re looking for people who want to continue to carry our vision forward.

 

OVERVIEW:

Hallmark’s Global Visual Merchandising Studio is a strategic and dedicated studio made up of graphic and production designers, visual merchandisers, fixture and environmental designers, and writers. We create environmental signage, wayfinding, and fixture solutions for retailers including Hallmark Gold Crown, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and grocery, around the globe. We deliver a shopper experience that is easy to shop, showcases innovation and is unmistakably, recognizably Hallmark.

 

We are 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.

 

If you are a rockstar graphic designer who has had experience with holistic marketing campaign design, package design, and environmental design, this role might be a great match for you! You'll be successful in this role if you know and love the Adobe Creative Suite like the back of your hand and 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 the Hallmark brand, yet action and energy around fresh ideas and solutions.

 

THE GRAPHIC DESIGNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR:

 The Graphic 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, and Program Management.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Bachelor's Degree or 4 years professional work experience
  • 4 years of professional graphic design or visual merchandising graphic design experience of Science Degree in Business, Accounting or Finance.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Communication Design, or related major
  • A portfolio that demonstrates a strong design skill set, trend focused, excellent aesthetic judgment, and strong typography skills
  • A portfolio that shows your ability to design holistic campaign solutions across wayfinding, print, and packaging
  • Creative problem solving
  • Strong conceptual projects
  • Collaborative and team-oriented work
  • Leadership influence with peers and partners
  • Self-starter and self-initiated
  • Organization and attention to detail

 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

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

 

Interested? Follow the application instructions below to apply.

 

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. 

 

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 checks.

 

 

BENEFITS AND PERKS:
At Hallmark, we help people feel connected to what matters. That’s true of our employees, just as it is our consumers. Providing benefits that support the lives and wellbeing of Hallmarkers is among the most important investments the company makes.

Hallmark benefits are designed to give you choices. Wherever you are in life, we want you to find the benefits that are right for you and your loved ones. Explore the Hallmark Benefits Guide to learn more.

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

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