Senior Graphic Designer

Petaluma, CA | Freelance | Job ID #45472 |
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Onward Search has an awesome opportunity for a Senior Graphic Designer. As a Senior Graphic Designer, you’ll be responsible for creating and implementing design solutions that meet product and marketing strategies from concept to completion. Collaborates with a team of fellow Graphic Designers and Art Directors to develop creative design solutions for all brand channels including packaging, events, retail and digital. Partners creatively and strategically with key stakeholders to bring the brand to life in bold, unexpected ways.


  • Ensure creative consistency across all consumer touch points while executing against the brand strategy
  • Lead design for all brand channels including events, retail, digital, etc.
  • Lead concept and design of packaging pipeline (labels, carriers, etc.).
  • Collaborate with Integrated Creative team to design for integrated programs
  • Partner with project managers to ensure meeting brief objectives and deadlines
  • Prepare files for print and ensure quality of printed materials
  • Interact with outside vendors, including printers and label manufacturers, on multiple projects (attend press checks)
  • Present and articulate creative point of view to cross-functional team, both written and in person
  • Propose and implement process improvements; constantly seek out opportunities to improve day-to-day workflow
  • Foster positive and collaborative relationships between graphic design team and across the marketing org
  • Help lead and mentor fellow Graphic Designers when needed
  • Other duties and projects as assigned


  • 5+ years of design experience working on CPG brands at an agency or in-house creative department
  • Strong strategic thinker, creative leader with deep branding knowledge
  • A strong and diverse portfolio demonstrating packaging and brand projects and a track record of bringing innovative ideas to life
  • Proficient in Creative Suite - InDesign / Photoshop / Illustrator / Lightroom
  • Proficient in Keynote and PowerPoint
  • Designing for digital experience a plus
  • Excellent print production knowledge
  • Proactively looks for latest trends in design and technology and utilizes them where appropriate
  • Ability to multi-task and handle several competing initiatives simultaneously and meet deadlines with a sense of urgency
  • A keen eye for trends, typography and attention to detail
  • Results-driven focus and tenacious work ethic, with the drive, resolve, and urgency to do “whatever it takes” to accomplish specific goals
  • Strong communication skills, ability to present and sell work, and to collaborate and prioritize


  • 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.
  • 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.
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Onward Search helps connect digital, creative and marketing talent with choice jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent / executive search placement.

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, nationally and internationally. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. AA/EOE/M/F/D/V