Senior Graphic Designer

Baltimore, Maryland | Permanent | Job ID #65179 |
Onward Search is hiring a Senior Graphic Designer on a direct-hire basis for an international retail company with offices in Baltimore, MD, or Austin, TX



The Graphic Designer is a visual storyteller on the Global Creative Team who is motivated and energized by the power of sport—obsessed with athletes, attitude, authenticity, and all things digital, at every customer touchpoint. The Designer’s creative work needs to carry the passion of the world’s greatest athletes—from this generation and the next—and the power to help inspire the very best in human performance. This versatile teammate is also driven and unrelenting in the face of the challenges that balancing big projects and tight deadlines brings.

This role will support digital design across email and the company (Shop) App for the Americas and report to the Creative Director of the Americas. The individual in this role will be fully dedicated to bringing the best conceptual and visual expression of the company brand to life to attract, engage and convert our target demographic, the Focused Performer. This effort includes partnering with marketers, art directors, and writers to develop transformative storytelling executions and experiences that strengthen the brand’s emotional connection with the Focused Performer.


  • Concept, design, lead and manage the development of on-brand designs for the Americas’ email and app channels (informed by our Brand Vision, Mission, and Values). This includes meeting with partners to align on marketing/creative strategy, as well as collaborating with creative, CPL (CRM, Personalization & Loyalty), and other cross-functional partners to drive consumer-focused content strategy and execution.
  • Gather, prepare, and present conceptual ideas by designing a rough layout of art and copy arrangement, size, style, and related aesthetics. Concept and design email campaigns from start to finish with limited assets.
  • Articulately communicate your design intent and impact.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in a design-related field or extensive design-related experience
  • 2-4+ years of graphic or digital design experience.
  • Ability to interpret and influence creative briefs to create customer-focused positioning and creative communications strategies that drive defined KPIs
  • Demonstrated versatility as a designer who is constantly seeking new and innovative ways to design for consumer experience (graphics, photography, retail/digital)
  • Understanding of design systems and digital templates, and the ability to seek out opportunities to evolve them
  • Commitment to being an advocate for the brand and an expert on our products—translating that understanding into concepts and actionable sales content and consumer experiences
  • Working knowledge and continued effort to dialed into design trends, art, sport, culture, and email design best practices
  • Commitment to build and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external partners
  • Ability to think strategically, manage many tasks at once, and deliver high-quality output every time, on time
  • Willingness to go the extra mile to get the work done and meet commitments made to others (reliability and accountability)
  • Belief inability to see and create the future of the company design
  • Requires an excellent, diverse portfolio of work submitted with resume and salary history [Examples: Email Marketing, Digital ads and implemented campaigns, online content/ecommerce site references (URLs)]
  • Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Presentation software power user
  • Rapid visualization skills: hand sketching, digital wireframes, and sketches
  • Innovative aesthetic and taste level
  • Ability to work in an agile, fast-paced, consumer-obsessed, test-and-learn environment— incorporating learnings from A/B Testing into design
  • Commitment to developing personal leadership skills and helping designers at more junior job levels enrich their skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, communication, and presentation skills
  • Excellent leadership, organization, and collaboration skills
  • Microsoft Office and Mac platform proficiency
  • Experience designing across digital channels, especially email is a MUST, and experience with e-commerce is a strong plus.
  • Experience working collaboratively with a team, cross-departmentally, and senior leadership

Does this sound like you? Apply today! 

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.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search 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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