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Art Director, Signage and Store Experience

Apply Location: Northbrook, Illinois

We inspire purpose-filled living that brings joy to the modern home. With a team of more than 8,000 associates spanning 130 store and distribution locations across the U.S. and Canada, we achieve together, drive results and innovate to inspire. Drawn together by a shared passion for our customers and a spirit of fun, we deliver high-quality home furnishings that are expertly designed, responsibly sourced and bring beauty and function to people’s homes. From the day we opened our first store in Chicago in 1962 to the digital innovations that engage millions of customers today, our iconic brand is nearly 60 years in the making—and our story is still unfolding.

We’re here for it. We think you should be too. We’re looking for a driven professional with an inclusive mindset to join our team as an Art Director, Signage and Store Signage. 

This Art Director will be accountable for owning and driving the development of creative concepts based on written or verbal briefs and will collaborate with senior creative leaders to produce design solutions that visually convey a particular message, idea or concept.

What you'll do...

  • Collaborate with key partners to develop creative concepts, conceptual thinking, development and execution of creative campaigns across multiple mediums.
  • Conceive, develop and present concepts and designs.
  • Lead and develop multiple on-going projects and timelines and maintain brand authenticity throughout all creative work.
  • Develop strong working relationships with Creative, Marketing and other cross-channel partners to deliver strategic and on target creative concepts.
  • Ensure budgets and deadlines are complete accurate and followed.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining schedules for projects.
  • Attend or lead meetings facilitated by business or project initiator to understand goals and objectives throughout the stages of a project.
  • Prepare handoff and briefings with photo studio partners on concept and art direction.
  • Review all editorial and image content to ensure proper layout and color as well as approve printer proofs.
  • Attend photo shoots and press checks, when needed. 
  • Must be able to relocate to Chicago.

What you'll bring...

  • Must provide a link to portfolio (including password) on resume or provide PDF samples
  • 7+ years of Design proficiency 
  • Bachelor's degree in Art and Design, Graphic Design, Graphic Arts
  • Love and mastery of typography required
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suites, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • Experienced with file preparation, die lines, print layouts and printing processes for print and digital applications
  • Experienced with motion graphics, animation, illustration and photography a plus
  • Proven Leadership skills who acts with courage, compassion and calm
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage time and correctly prioritize multiple projects for themselves and others
  • Positive attitude and infectious drive that energizes others
  • Effective communicator that makes complex issues easy to understand
  • Strong collaborator who promotes a sense of teamwork
  • Ability to thrive in a complex, fast-paced environment
  • Adaptable to change and can balance multiple activities at once


Job ID 2022-14288 Date posted 11/15/2022 Position Type Full-Time

Our commitment to our associates is of the utmost importance. One of the reasons the company attracts such a dynamic group of associates is that we offer a full menu of benefits that are relevant to their lives, both on and off the job. Many of these benefits begin on day one, and extend to eligible dependents. To learn more about available benefits please click https://jobs.crateandbarrel.com/benefits.

Euromarket Designs, Inc., which does business as Crate and Barrel and CB2, will be referred to as “the Company”. The Company is deeply committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact the location you are applying to here and ask to speak with a manager regarding the nature of your request.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

The Company participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the US.

State / City Compliance: The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal history, including arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


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