Creative Designer


About Grainger:

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.

Position Details

Creative Designer
Northern Illinois
Lake Forest, IL

Position Details:

Creative Designer — Concept, design and edit for the web, a wide variety of direct mail pieces, tradeshows and other multi-channel marketing with strong application skills and great conceptual ability. Work closely with marketing team members, planners and business partners to identify market objectives and the strategies to meet them. Brainstorm and design against moderately complex campaign objectives to develop concepts with creative team. Implement objectives into effective marketing communications.

You will report to the Director of Brand, Creative and GCAN Marketing.

Please note that this a Hybrid role, which requires in-person attendance in Lake Forest, IL headquarters.

You Will:

  • Interpret campaign objectives to concept and develop impactful creative solutions for multi-channel integrated campaigns 
  • Articulate and present concepts in visual, written and verbal form 
  • Form and apply the voice and design best-practices across all segments and channels to ensure consistent execution 
  • Apply design and production processes and tools for continuous improvement 
  • Adhere to schedules and maintain quality work 
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with internal and external partners

You Have:

  • 3+ years professional experience 
  • BA/BS/BFA required (MA a plus) in visual communications, graphic design, advertising, marketing, or communications-related field 
  • Demonstrated success in a large multi-channel organization and/or agency 
  • Comprehensive design/production/editing skills for multi-channel direct response marketing 
  • Functional knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite – (InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, etc.) 
  • Working knowledge of CMS, email development, HTML and CSS

Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet team members' individual needs. Check out the highlights below:

  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and pet insurance plans and 6 free sessions each year with a licensed therapist to support your emotional wellbeing 
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year 
  • 6% company contribution to a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan each pay period, no match required 
  • Employee discounts, tuition reimbursement, student loan refinancing and free access to financial counseling, education and tools 
  • Maternity support programs, nursing benefits, and up to 14 weeks paid leave for birth parents and up to 4 weeks paid leave for non-birth parents

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