Job Description

Senior Graphic Designer

The Senior Graphic Designer should be able to translate the ideas and inspiration of the Vosges Haut-Chocolat Owner (Katrina Markoff) into cohesive and integrated concepts that conveys the Vosges Haut-Chocolat brand. Provides inspiration and direction to the Junior Designer and freelance designer(s). The Senior Graphic Designer also creates and produces visually compelling catalogs, chocolate packaging, retail store graphics, print collateral, books, web design, millwork, etc.

Principle Accountabilities:
  • Maintain the creative vision of the Owner with direct, hands-on initial design/layout work
  • Provide creative inspiration and specific practical guidelines for each project
  • Review and guide the work of the Junior Designer and external graphic designer(s)
  • Explore new ideas and create ground breaking design
  • Oversee the execution of seasonal campaign concepts in the catalog, retail stores, website and product lines to ensure overall brand cohesiveness
  • Be involved in the entire design process from conception through completion
  • Design and produce Vosges Haut-Chocolat catalogs (7-8 per year +) with the Owner
  • Oversee photo retouching and color correction
  • Track hours spent on R&D and design for each new project
  • Integrate new fonts, colors and all other design elements into the Vosges Brand Guidelines document
  • Create hand-drawn illustrations as needed
  • Maintain relationships with vendors and printers to ensure Vosges quality standards are met
  • Work with New Product Development Manager to ensure new product graphics are executed within budget
  • Select paper for print and packaging projects, specifying board weights, paper weights and paper styles for catalogs, hangtags, wraps and other product packaging
  • Manage press checks, inspect and approve test printing to ensure color and overall quality
  • With the Owner, approve of all web graphics and headers developed by the Junior Designer
  • Responsible for the overall look and feel of the web within the Vosges brand

  • Experience, Know-How & Skills:
    • Ability to generate enthusiasm and excitement about the brand and products through dynamic, high energy, positive personality
    • Demonstrate strong conceptual skills and a solid sense of design, layout and typography
    • Ability to work on multiple projects, turning jobs around quickly and accurately
    • Be able to balance great design with rigid deadlines
    • Exceptional organization and communication skills, project management and leadership skills
    • University degree or equivalent in Graphic Arts
    • Experience working with Product Branding and Marketing
    • Proficiency using Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign is required
    • Minimum 5-8 years hands on experience in the field of graphic design.

    • The Senior Graphic Designer reports to the Owner, Katrina Markoff & New Product Development Manager.

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