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CREATIVE DESIGNER ENGINEER III

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Job ID:
R15868
Location:
Veritiv - Cerritos CA
City:
Cerritos
State:
CA
Veritiv has an expansive North American network with more than 180 locations, and we do business with
more than half of the Fortune 500. We're a big company, but we’re also a new company, shaping our
systems and processes to support a successful and sustainable future. We don't just encourage an
entrepreneurial spirit, we embody it.
Are you looking to join a company where you feel empowered in your work and your job is not just a job,
but a path toward a rewarding and successful career? Do you want to be part of a company that
customers and suppliers not only want to do business with but need to do business with?
If you answered yes, then Veritiv might be the place for you. We encourage you to learn about and apply
to Veritiv if you seek a unique work experience, where diverse ideas are met with enthusiasm, and where
you can realize your full potential.

Position Description

Job Summary and Scope:

Will be able to accomplish the roles of a GDI and GDII The Graphic Designer III, will create and develop packaging graphic solutions for a variety of clients. Responsible for all levels of graphic development. Drive continuous process improvement initiatives with respect to overall graphic development process.  Facilitates change & lead initiatives through implementation. Seeks innovation in  project and process execution.  Is aware of industry trends, graphic equipment and software. Has a firm understanding of structure. In depth knowledge of packaging material substrates as related to print and print quality.  Expert in print knowledge (inks, over coatings and manufacturing options) Expert in preparing 3D renderings, illustrations and customer presentations. Advanced working knowledge of external design resources to aid design projects, improve knowledge or assist project execution. Independently executes applicable project assignments in an end-to-end fashion including client and supplier interaction. Has strong  national  vendor relationships and industry contacts. Has an advanced understanding of structure as related to graphic development. Expert knowledge of packaging material substrates.  Ability to generate physical mocks-up with a wide range of materials and packaging configurations. Drive creativity and process innovation. Continues to deliver solutions that exceed customer expectations. Builds strong relationships based on success. Solid understanding of optimal graphic output for Sourcing and Production.  Drives robust processes and execution. Increased level of project ownership and team collaboration.  Meet  1;1 with clients to gather information, discuss alternatives, or review publications. Has strong  regional  vendor relationships and industry contacts. Can readily make vendor recommendations based on capabilities, requirements and limitations. Generates and manipulates graphic images, animations, sound, text and video into consolidated and seamless multimedia output. Must remain abreast of technological advances in the field and be able to identify areas of use in the organization.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ability to visualize concepts and turn concepts into 3D renderings, graphic layouts and physical mock-ups
  • General knowledge of commercial art and printing industry. 
  • Working knowledge of in-house graphic design equipment.
  • Design and layout printed and graphic materials
  • Perform routine and complex duties in the preparation of printing specifications
  • Design and produce quality graphic design artwork
  • The ability to create 3D renders as needed to convey the graphic concept to the customer
  • Utilize graphic design equipment
  • Contact in-house or outside vendors to verify print specifications
  • Rapid development of design layouts, specifications and mechanicals for booklets, brochures, packaging and other printed and graphic materials analyze and select proper paper, ink, type, illustrations and printing techniques to be used in total production
  • Coordinate interrelated activities with others to promote efficient workflow
  • Maintains communication with clients, other staff members and vendors, including illustrators, photographers, printers and writers, in order to communicate job specifications and ensure deadlines are met
  • Meet with clients, program managers and sales representative to develop design concepts, gather information, discuss alternatives, gain approval and review design specifications

Qualifications / Knowledge & Experience: 

  • BS degree in Print, Graphics, Branding, Marketing or equivalent work experience.
  • 6-8 years
  • Duration in prior role: 5 years
  • Advanced level of Adobe Creative Cloud and other software used to generate customer concepts or ideas.
  • Expert in 3D graphic development.
  • Ability to independently conduct 1:1 customer presentations. Advanced understanding of software required to manipulate digital photographs.
  • Expert in digital photography editing software and application
  • Advanced knowledge of commercial art and printing industry. 
  • Advanced knowledge of in-house graphic design equipment.
  • Advanced working  knowledge of packaging substrates as related to print application, limitations and constraints.
  • Expert understanding of print industry.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirement:

  • Ability to generate prototypes (cutting, folding, gluing)
  • Ability to work with standard materials like paper, folding carton, corrugated, and films.
  • Direct communication with PM's, Designers, Regional Mgrs. and Sales
  • Works effectively in both individual and team environments.
  • Ability to take direction from others and accept constructive criticism.

Decision Rights:

  • Graphic design proposals
  • Making graphic design changes per customer instructions
  • Defining printing specifications
  • Designing layouts
  • Choosing correct colors
  • Ensuring graphic output meets industry standards for manufacturability



Veritiv is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law. Additionally, Veritiv will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Veritiv’s legal duty to furnish information. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here:http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

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