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Senior Graphic Designer - Women

Billabong - Irvine, CA

Posted: February 8th, 2021


Description

The Senior Graphic Designer will be responsible for innovating and versionizing brand creative across all touch points. In addition to high level design skills, we are looking for someone whose talent potentially extends into writing, motion graphics, illustration, presentation design, retouching, or other related disciplines. Our goal is to maintain a fast and nimble, yet full-service, creative team capable of delivering excellence. Compelling portfolio and design expertise will be required. Personal initiative and creative drive critical. This position will be a critical player on our global creative/ marketing team - which exists to drive consideration for the brand AND to equip our regional digital & social teams to execute efficiently and consistently.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design and execute compelling assets inclusive of sell-in & go to market touchpoints.
  • Collaborate with the internal teams to concept original ideas for ongoing seasonal projects / campaigns
  • Participate in seasonal campaign shoots as needed
  • Be a creative voice from concept to consumer with product & marketing teams.
  • Work with Art Director & lead designers and also hands on design of key-art concepts to drive the sell-in and sell-through process, evolving them in complexity as they grow from initial story concept to full go-to-market style guide and omni-channel asset package
  • Aid in the creation/elevation of seasonal presentation decks aligned to core process calendar
  • Oversee & support creation of brick & mortar campaign briefs seasonally to be used for regional and global communication
  • Collaborate with art director & creative director on brand voice & storytelling bringing elevated campaign experience across all print touch points.
  • Contribute to seasonal catalog & tradebook development process
  • Participate in creative meetings and come prepared to discuss challenges and possible solutions
  • Collaborate with marketing leads and creative teams maintaining alignment with deadlines
  • Manage daily workload of graphic designer
  • Mentor, Manage & develop graphic designer
  • Monitor developments in the retail & creative industry, keeping up to date on the latest creative trends
  • Maintain and continuously improve brand guidelines. Edit and retouch photo assets when needed
  • Ensure creative assets are ready and delivered to regions aligned to core process calendar
  • Manage multiple overlapping seasonal processes efficiently

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS/EDUCATION:

  • Demonstrates high degree of professionalism in communication, attitude and teamwork with customers, peers and management
  • Experience developing consumer campaigns and working across mediums is critical
  • A keen understanding of layout and visual hierarchy on outdoor to window to table presentation at retail
  • 4+ years’ experience designing in a brand or agency environment
  • An authentic connection to women’s fashion/surf culture is ideal, but a proven ability to design for new audiences is essential
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Visual Communications, or a related discipline is preferred
  • Proficiencies across the Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator & Lightroom.
  • A diverse portfolio reflecting sophistication in concept development, typography, layout, photo editing, and general artistry
  • Experience in print design & production
  • Optimistic and outgoing with the capacity to operate in a dynamic work environment with passion and motivation
  • Openminded collaborator
  • Interest in what’s new and innovative with awareness to trend
  • Upbeat, positive mentality with a roll up your sleeves work ethic


About Billabong

Billabong was founded in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia in 1973 by Gordon Merchant. At first, he designed and created the board shorts at his home and then sold them to local surf shops. Surfers soon realized the durability of Merchant's board shorts that was the result of his triple-stitching technique. Merchant understood that his company needed to expand to achieve success, so Billabong started to sponsor contests—these contests increased the public's awareness of Merchant's products and the company consequently expanded. By the 1980s, Billabong board shorts were present throughout Australia.