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Catalog Designer

Z Gallerie Berkeley, CA

  • Employment Type Full-Time
  • Catalog Designer
    Job LocationUS-CA-Berkeley
    Job ID2019-4587# of Openings1Job TypeRegularLocation : Address1700 Fifth StreetFull/Part-TimeFull-Time
  • Job Description

     

    PURPOSE OF POSITION

    The Catalog Designer is responsible for the creation of visual concepts that communicate ideas that inspire and captivate Z Gallerie customers and prospective customers. They are responsible for graphic development, layout and production of our monthly catalog supporting Z Gallerie’s overall visual and graphic strategy according to the brand’s standards and guidelines.



    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Understands the Z Gallerie brand and the application of its look and feel for consistency across channels. Maintains overall appearance, consistency and point of view.
    • Collaborates with internal partners to deliver exceptional creative material (concept to completion) that meet Z Gallerie brand objectives via appropriate use of typography, photography, illustration and other appropriate medium.
    • Works directly on site with photographer, stylist and copywritter to develop catalog layouts, determine product position and product copy layouts.
    • Accurately follow existing catalog templates and standards as well as develop a style guide for headlines, feature call outs and product copy.
    • Developes new concepts to illustrate monthly catalog themes, while maintaining our overall brand aesthetic.
    • Partner with catalog director and production team to direct retouching and proofing of catalog images.
    • Works collaboratively with Catalog Director, Creative Director, and Brand Design Manager while ensuring timely project completion.
    • Researches, identifies and shares current industry design trends and competitive reviews as they relate to the brand.
    • Ensures that our creative assets remain cutting edge and steps ahead of our competition by monitoring catalog and editorial trends in fashion, home furnishings and other related areas of marketing.
    • Actively participates in meetings and design critiques.
    • All other duites as assigned.




    POSITION SPECIFICATIONS

     

    Education & Formal Training

      • B.A. or B.F.A in graphic design

     

    Reasoning Ability

      • Ability to determine and shift priorities quickly.
      • Ability to translate strategic intent into compelling design concepts
      • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables.
      • Thinks big picture and is always looking for the next idea.

     

    Communication Skills

      • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
      • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build positive working relationships.
      • Ability to express complex concepts in a clear manner.

     

    Work Environment

      • Work is generally performed within an office environment, which includes the use of standard office equipment.
      • More than 30 hours per week is spent sitting in front of a computer.

    Experience & Skills

      • 3 - 5 years experience related experience in fashion, home or other retail environments
      • High level of proficiency with graphic and multimedia software and applications such as Adobe Creative Suite
      • Experience with designing for both digital and print environments and an understanding of the printing process and procedures



    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Requires many hours working in front of a computer and extended periods of telephone work.
    • Visual acuity (8-10 hours viewing a computer).
    • Professional appearance and demeanor.

     

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    Z Gallerie

    Why Work Here?

    Founded 40 years ago, Z Gallerie's mission is to Bring Inspiration and Fashion into Every Home.

    At Z Gallerie we pride ourselves in providing an inspiring and motivating working environment. We believe our associates have a positive impact and play a crucial role in building our brand. We recognize that our most valuable asset is our employees. We are always looking for energetic and talented individuals to be part of our growing team. Z Gallerie takes pride in its people and its products and is committed to providing equal opportunity employment.
    Posted: over a month ago