Lead Jewelry Designer Craft / Art

Job Title:
Lead Jewelry Designer Craft / Art
Job Location:
South Central
Position Level:
Position Report To:
Design Manager
Position Responsibilities:

The Product Designer is responsible for developing creative, unique, and trend right product to support the company's exclusive private brand lines (stationery, party, seasonal, decor, gift, etc.).

Product Design (60%)

  • Utilizes design technical skills in Photoshop & Illustrator to create designs, illustrations, and piece types that represent the target customer and are aligned with brand direction. 
  • Translates conceptual inspiration into product, patterns, icons, and typography to support core businesses and brand development.
  • Collaborates with internal Trend Team to create original pattern and icons to support company seasonal trends. 
  • Creates and executes production artwork & technical spec packs for new product concepts.

Product Design Support (25%)

  • Maintains comprehensive understanding of target customer and current Michaels category assortments.
  • Reports trend observations by shopping and navigating both store and online resources to identify new product opportunities. 
  • Builds style guides & inspiration guides to support new concept development. 
  • Collaborates with Product Manager to prepare/deliver new concepts for project kickoff meetings with business partners. 
  • Attends sample reviews and provides design execution feedback for Product Manager and Category Manager (Buyer) partners.
  • Responsible for all key calendar and milestone design deliverables. 
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Experience Required:
  • Strong working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator (Adobe InDesign a plus) on a Mac Platform.
  • Minimum of 3+ years equivalent work experience in product design and/or illustration.
  • Design experience developing icons, graphics, prints, and repeat patterns.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software and effective presentation skills.
  • Ability to illustrate concepts through hand sketching and creating handwritten typography a plus. 
  • Clear and effective verbal and written communication along with strong interpersonal skills
Education Required:
Other Remarks:
This is a leadership role with no direct reports. Seeking individual who has a strong point of view who will shape the vision and direction of the jewelry product category.
Base Salary:
75000 (low): 70000 (high): 80000
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