Production Designer, Packaging Design


We inspire purpose-filled living that brings joy to the modern home. With a team of more than 8,000 associates spanning 130 store and distribution locations across the U.S. and Canada, we achieve together, drive results and innovate to inspire. Drawn together by a shared passion for our customers and a spirit of fun, we deliver high-quality home furnishings that are expertly designed, responsibly sourced and bring beauty and function to people’s homes. From the day we opened our first store in Chicago in 1962 to the digital innovations that engage millions of customers today, our iconic brand is over 60 years in the making—and our story is still unfolding.

We’re here for it. We think you should be too. We’re looking for a driven professional with an inclusive mindset to join our team as a Production Designer, Packaging Design.

Position Details

Production Designer, Packaging Design
Northern Illinois
Northbrook, IL

The Production Designer, Packaging Design will support all aspects of production, ensuring that the creative concept passed from the design team is executed to brand standards. They will work in conjunction with internal and external stakeholders to track, process and release complete/accurate art files to vendors resulting in quality deliverables for Crate & Barrel and Crate & Kids.

This position is a hybrid based out of our Northbrook, Illinois

A day in the life as a Production Designer, Packaging Design…

  • Support Creative Brand Team with production design 
  • Create and/or prepare files for print under the direction of Band Design team leads
  • Collaborate with Design Team to make physical and/or digital mockups for presentations 
  • Implement new procedures, when required 
  • Manage project schedules and provide status updates, when necessary 
  • Collaborate with designers and print buyers to achieve sustainability goals 
  • Support all efforts and initiatives across brand channels

What you’ll bring to the table…

  • Possess strong typography skills and understanding of brand guidelines 
  • Basic knowledge of color correction and print processes to review and edit color proofs 
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written 
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at once 
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills Ability to problem-solve creatively

We’d love to hear from you if you have…

  • Must provide a link to portfolio (including password) on resume or provide PDF samples of packaging work. 
  • 2+ year previous related work experience in graphic or production design 
  • Love and mastery of Typography is required 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or related field 
  • Proficient in macOS platform and software including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign 
  • Proficient in Google Suite and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint). 
  • Experience with project management software - Workfront, Asana, etc - a plus

Our commitment to our associates is of the utmost importance. One of the reasons the company attracts such a diverse group of associates is that we offer a full menu of benefits that are relevant to their lives, both on and off the job. We are proud to offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package to support eligible part time and full time associates and their families, including:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision 
  • Life insurance and Disability 
  • Retirement and 401(k) match 
  • Paid time off, wellness time and volunteer time 
  • Merchandise discount and EAP resources 
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Many of these benefits begin on day one, and extend to eligible dependents. To learn more about available benefits please click

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