Senior Designer


Job Summary:

At Smith Design, we believe in delivering the highest quality work and exceeding our clients’ expectations. We are growing and looking for leaders to help steer the future of our brand.

Smith Design is a WBENC full-service Brand Design Agency based in NJ with over 40 years of experience in creating breakthrough visual solutions for brands to win in the marketplace. In addition to strategic brand design (visual branding, packaging, graphics, and structural concepts) we also extend visual and verbal strategy to various digital and physical touchpoints including social content development, web sites, in-store POS, activation, corporate identities, style guides, and environments. We also have an in-house photography/videography studio, professional kitchen, and research facility to offer our clients a true full-service branding experience.

The Senior Designer position provides “hands on” strategic design from concept development to polished strategic brand restages and complex package design solutions that enhance brand integrity.  Has  a broad range of experience on national brand package design, with experience in food and beverages, health & wellness, Pharma/OTC, personal care, household, and electronics.  We seek high levels of creativity to captivate and exceed client expectation. Knowledge and experience designing for brands that can successful extend the visual strategy into digital platforms, online and instore activation is essential.  Effective management is crucial maintaining close communication with the account manager throughout the design process. A significant aspect of this role involves presenting creative work with clarity internally and directly to clients.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for creative ideation and execution
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment under the supervision of the Creative team leadership
  • Responsible for time assessment and collaboration with creative team and account managers to ensure goals are met from both creative and budget standpoints
  • Participate in creative reviews by listening and sharing perspectives
  • Provide some leadership and guidance to junior designers, fostering peak performance and facilitating career growth
  • Responsible for small project management
  • Analyze and resolve design-oriented challenges with proficiency
  • Display a confident presence at photoshoots, both directing and in front of clients
  • Hand on role with expectations of creative suite skills and ability to deliver both digital and tangible creative solutions

Job Specifications:

  • Minimum 5 years experience
  • Background on leading CPG brands (packaging experience essential)
  • Total fluency in the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience in motion graphic and/or digital design (After Effects and/or Premier Pro)
  • A working knowledge of print production
  • An interest in typography and strong hand skills 
  • A great attitude and the ability to work well in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment:
  • Being articulate and communicate proficiently
  • Develop designs that are different, innovative and strategic
  • Strong interpersonal skills: able to deal with a broad range of people
  • Stable, reliable, hardworking, flexible
  • Attention to detail, high work standards
  • Great time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to resolve complex design and communication issues

Smith Design offers great benefits: Medical, dental, vision insurance, life insurance, voluntary long term and short-term disability plans, hospital, accidental, and cancer protection insurance plans, 401k plus profit sharing, training opportunities, WFH Fridays and 12 flexible WFH days of your choice annually, 15 paid time off plus 3 floating days (pro rata) immediately, healthy snacks always available.

We are committed to Equal Opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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