Sr. Designer


SGK is a global packaging and brand experience company. From idea to implementation, we deliver packaging solutions and brand experiences that give brands the freedom to speak louder, scale faster and grow stronger. We simplify marketing and amplify brands to deliver value. SGK is a Matthews International company.

Position Details

Sr. Designer
Chicago Illinois
Chicago or Remote, IL


We are looking for a freelance Senior Designer to support our creative team. The Sr Designer utilizes strong conceptual thinking and design knowledge to translate client concepts into design pieces. This role visualizes and develops solutions for products and campaigns, while mentoring team members to achieve project goals. The Sr Designer utilizes creative thinking while following brand standards and internal workflows to create designs that meet project deliverables in an efficient manner.


  • Leads design project from concept phase through successful completion. 
  • Develops and implements visual elements or creative concepts for project deliverables. 
  • Translates existing and emerging concepts into actual brand and/or product designs. 
  • Integrates images, text, motion, etc. with a great sense of aesthetics, while executing against the brand/product vision or brief. 
  • Acts as a liaison amongst production department to ensure results meet project specifications. 
  • Develops working relationships with clients to fully understand requirements and expectations. 
  • Leads project meetings to understand concept, timelines, objectives and specifications. 
  • Communicates project deliverables across design team and production department. 
  • Presents ideas, research and trends during creative meetings with both internal teams and external clients. 
  • Works with creative teams to direct photoshoots for design projects. 
  • Oversees project deadlines to ensure they are met consistently. 
  • Ensures projects are on track to be completed on time and within budget. 
  • Creates presentations, moodboards and proposals based upon project scope. 
  • Advises the design team with technical problem solving in the development of design elements and layouts. 
  • Recommends improvements in creative design concept, tools, processes and/or assigned tasks to management. 
  • Conducts market research to stay up-to-date on market trends and new design developments. 
  • Advises Designers and Jr Designers throughout project deliverables. 
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Arts, Design, Advertising, Marketing or related field 
  • Advanced degree (MBA, Master’s) preferred 
  • 6+ years of previous design experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Occasional travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required. 
  • Proficient with design software (Adobe Creative Suite, QuarkXpress, etc.); ability to provide professional portfolio upon request 
  • High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications 
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning) 
  • Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts 
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients 
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment. 
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management 
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting

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