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Assistant Designer, Decor and Tabletop

Apply Location: Northbrook, Illinois

With over 130 store and warehouse locations and more than 7,500 associates across the U.S. and Canada, Crate and Barrel is a dynamic and growing multi-channel furniture and housewares retailer. So we can continue to help others love how they live in moments that matter, the iconic brand is looking for a driven and passionate professional to raise the bar and join our Design department as an Assistant Designer, Decor and Tabletop located in our Northbrook, IL corporate office.

The Assistant Designer, Decor and Tabletop is an important support role within the brand’s Product Design and Development department that helps build the future vision of Crate and Barrel through innovative product design. This position will support the Associate Designer and Senior Designer and support the creation of a specific product category, and help manage the daily functions of the design area including the ownership of technical development briefs, and sample development management.

  • Must provide Portfolio link on resume or PDF sample
  • Assist the Associate Designer throughout the product design process.
  • Manage sample tracking and assist with daily communication with vendors and cross functional partners.
  • Assist in coordinating an efficient and seamless design process.
  • Help manage product design information throughout design cycles.
  • Assist in the creation of technical product design specifications via CAD and hand rendering.
  • Assist Design leaders in the creation of design.
  • Interact and collaborate with members of the team and major vendors with experience on product development.
  • Assist Designers in making decisions on operational matters that impact the effectiveness of the work.
  • Assist in translating business and design objectives into successful product.
  • Support opportunities for improvement in business management and process design.
  • Support and model excellent service to internal and external customers in all forms of action and communication.
  • Build effective relationships with internal partners in Design, Merchandising, Materials and Sourcing.
  • Participate in special projects as needed. 

Required Skills
  • BFA in Industrial Design, Furniture Design or any design related field, MA a plus
  • Minimum of one year of previous retail experience preferred
  • Strong skills in hand sketching and idea generation
    Strong knowledge and passion for design, style and decorating and knowledge of design and art history
  • Strong Technical knowledge and experience with drafting, 3D modeling, and digital or hand rendering essential (AutoCAD, Rhino and Keyshot)
  • Strong Technical knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign
  • Experience with technical design and design brief creation 
  • Good communication skills coupled with teamwork
  • Good reading, written and verbal language skills (English)


The job description and other aspects of the job listed on this job posting should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an associate in this job. Associates are required to perform other related functions as assigned.

Job ID 2019-5987 Date posted 10/22/2019 Position Type Full-Time

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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