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Senior 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 a Senior Designer, Decor and Tabletop located in our Northbrook, IL corporate office.

The Senior Designer, Decor and Tabletop is a key design leadership role within the brand’s Product Design and Development department that builds the future vision of Crate and Barrel through innovative product design. This position will oversee design, guide and execute the design development of decor categories, form vases to objects, to functional boxes and storage, to seasonal ornaments, trims, votives and candlelight.

  • Must provide Portfolio link on resume or PDF sample
  • Work closely with the Design Director on the design and execution of unique and innovative product concepts for the specific product category.
  • Design and develop products consistent with seasonal trends and concepts, and customer/business needs.
  • Manage the Design development process throughout its lifecycle, under the leadership of the Design Director.
  • Develop designs through hand rendering or CAD, and present them to internal and cross functional partners (merchandising and sourcing) in an effort to be best in class brand builders.
  • Collaborate with design leaders across the organization to develop cohesive collections across categories.
  • Lead the design development of product lines into well positioned price points, contributing to successful business growth as a specialist for your specific product categories.
  • Lead and manage the design development process through its entire lifecycle, from concept and ideation stages, through design sketch reviews, sample reviews, product finalizations.
  • Lead the set-up of design, product and assortment review presentations fo the specific categories in partnership with key members across merchandising and sourcing.
  • Collaborate with, lead and foster the talent of a design team composed of associate and assistant designers.
  • Manage associates and be responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation.
  • Participate with other senior leaders to establish strategic plans and objectives.
  • Travel for design inspiration and in-country product development working with key vendor partners across the globe and in collaboration with our sourcing teams.
  • Interact and collaborate with executives and/or major customers/vendors.

Required Skills
  • Minimum of 7 years experience working in the home design industry
  • BFA or MA in Industrial Design, or any related design field
  • Experience leading a team with strong communication and leadership skills
  • Strong 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 knowledge of Adobe Creative suite - Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign
  • Passion for design, style and decorating and knowledge of design and art history
  • Experience in negotiating/influencing
  • In-depth knowledge of the functional area, business strategies and business priorities
  • Good skills in making decisions on operational matters that impact the effectiveness of the team
  • Ability to translate business and design objectives into strategic creative plans for team/function
  • 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 2019-5988 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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