Graphic Designer (CPG)

Novato, California | Freelance | Job ID #51718 |
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Our client, an organic/superfood company, is seeking a Graphic Designer with 3+ years of experience. Previous CPG experience with a passion for natural foods is a plus.

This is a contract-to-hire position, 40 hrs/wk, onsite in Novato, CA.

This position requires a person with developed creative skills in both print and digital mediums and will be asked to work on a variety of design projects. Must possess the skills to take vector art and bring it to life through animated gifs, animation and videos. This person will report into the Creative Director.


  • Concept, create and execute strong design solutions across various branded mediums including but not limited to social media posts, email, email newsletters, website content, digital ads, landing pages, packaging, collateral, icon development, POP displays, signage and environmental graphics work
  • Maintain and further elevate the brand aesthetic across all touch-points
  • Skilled in taking vector art and bringing it to life through animated gifs, animation and videos
  • Work with various timelines, in a fast-paced environment, always delivering creative that is accurate and consistent
  • Ensure that all creative produced meets all brief requirements, this includes but is not limited to correct dimensions, resolution, format and die-lines
  • Translate approved creative concepts and layouts into various sizes and formats needed while maintaining the original creative intent
  • Prepare, package and spec files for print/web, working closely with external teams and vendors (i.e. proofing, color-matching, exporting GIFs, and approving for print)
  • Collaborate, contribute and work closely with Marketing, Sales and Graphics Team members
  • Great knowledge of print production methods and techniques that help elevate design
  • Attend remote press checks when necessary
  • Correctly exporting digital assets to all needed formats
  • Organize and maintain project and digital archives.
  • Work and sometimes manage outside vendors (freelance Designers and photoshop Artists, outside Agencies, Printers, apparel related companies, etc.)


  • Solid design background with basic understanding of typography, color theory + interface design/layout
  • Experience within an in-house, design or agency setting mandatory. Experience in the CPG space in the natural food industry a plus
  • Experience working with digital assets such as email, website and digital banners
  • Basic understanding of social media and the latest trends associated with the technology (research when needed)
  • Experience in pre-press and print production
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop mandatory
  • A team player who is able to work cross functionally with multiple touchpoints


  • Illustration skills a plus (icon creation)
  • Knowledge/passion for natural food industry a plus
  • Motion + Video editing experience a plus (Final Cut Pro + After Effects)
  • Product and lifestyle photography experience a plus

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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