Senior Art Director, 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 Senior Art Director, Packaging Design.

Position Details

Senior Art Director, Packaging Design
Northern Illinois
Northbrook, IL

The Senior Art Director, Packaging Design is accountable for owning and driving the development of creative concepts based on written or verbal briefs. They will collaborate with and/or lead the Packaging design team to produce design solutions that visually convey a particular message, idea or concept. Provides on-going direction to advance the creative point of view of the brand.

This is a 3 day/week hybrid position based out of our Northbrook, IL office.

A day in the life as a Senior Art Director, Packaging Design…

  • Collaborate on and/or leads the team's more complex creative assignments and mentor/assist other team members with the conceptual thinking, development and execution of creative campaigns across all mediums 
  • Inspire, support and lead a team through multiple on-going projects and timelines 
  • Maintain brand authenticity throughout all creative work and deliver smart, useful, constructive art direction and feedback to the team during creative development 
  • Collaborate with the Creative Director and Project Managers to delegate work to appropriate team members 
  • Develop strong working relationships with business partners across all channels of the brand to deliver strategic and on target creative concepts 
  • Ensure budgets and deadlines are complete, accurate and followed as well as assist in developing and maintaining schedules for projects 
  • Attend and/or lead meetings facilitated by business area or project initiator to understand the goals and objectives throughout the stages of a project 
  • Deliver and present concepts and designs 
  • Prepare for and attend photo shoots, when required 
  • Review all content, ensure proper layout and color and approve proofs as well as attend press checks, when required

What you’ll bring to the table…

  • Proven Leadership skills who acts with courage, compassion and calm 
  • Positive attitude and infectious personal drive that energizes others 
  • Effective communicator and a strong collaborator 
  • Ability to present design solutions to a variety of internal leadership and stakeholders 
  • Ability to thrive in a complex, fast-paced environment who is adaptable to change and can balance multiple activities at once while making appropriate progress against them all 
  • Current and informed on Design’s best practices and latest industry trends

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

  • Must provide a link to portfolio (including password) on resume or provide PDF samples 
  • 10+ years of Graphic, Packaging Design experience 
  • 3+ years Management experience 
  • Bachelor's degree in Art and Design with an emphasis in Graphic Design, Graphic Arts, or a related area 
  • Love and mastery of Typography is required 
  • Excellent skills with Adobe CC Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign 
  • Experienced with Google and MS Office Suite 
  • Experience in Illustration, Motion Graphics, Animation and Photography experience is a plus 
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage time and correctly prioritize multiple projects for themselves and others

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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