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Product Designer

Want to be a part of something awesome? Be part of a team working in one of the most innovative, exciting retail spaces in the country. JOANN has become more than a place where people buy fabric and crafts; it's a place where people come together to celebrate making things with their hands, hearts, and minds. Every day, we strive to inspire creativity in ourselves and our customers. Join us in having courage, cleverness and passion as we help people find their happy place.
Summary
The Product Designer is responsible for the category level illustrations, graphic design, and product development for product assortments developed for JOANN Stores from theme conceptualization to the execution of technical product specifications. The Product Designer is proficient in a wide variety of techniques, materials, and art styles. Skill set requires a strong drafting, product design, and typographic skills to produce original seasonal and everyday exclusive prints, patterns, and designs for JOANN Stores.
Scope
Creates product designs for seasonal/everyday programs and/or collections for JOANN Stores. Makes design decisions and creates product concepts, prints, patterns and icons from Line Lists. Creates seasonal product tech packs/style guides for production.
Researches the Domestic and International market in order to identify new trends, fabrics, techniques, etc. Creates and presents shop specific trends as the business needs dictates.
Works closely with the Lead Designer to provide clear verbal and written product direction and approvals. Takes ownership and acts as the primary design contact for smaller programs and/or categories.
Communicates clearly and efficiently with outside design resources, agents, and vendors.
Organizes and maintains digital asset library under the direction of the Product Manager and/or Lead Designer. Assist in set up for design presentations.
Core Competencies
Strong sense of urgency and ability to successfully execute multiple tasks simultaneously; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Strong creative ability/vision in fashion and color; Ability to complete daily work with standard supervision; Openness to receive feedback on work and make necessary adjustments to work as needed.
Travel
Potential Domestic and/or International Travel
Education Requirements
Minimum: 4 Year / Bachelor's Degree in Graphic/Illustration Design, Fine Arts, or Industrial Design
Experience
Required: 2-4 years (Mid Level Professional) experience in product design or graphic design or related creative role.
Preferred: Experience applying own work to a product.
Skills or Certifications:
Proficient in a Macintosh environment
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (especially Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop)
Strong typographical design skills
Basic understanding of Fabric, Seasonal D?cor, Crafting Industry and related product categories
Ability to research, brainstorm and concept product ideas
Adequate visual, oral, and written communication skills.
Our company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. This job summary is intended to be brief and does not list all the duties for this position. Nothing in this job description should be construed as an express or implied contract of employment. Jo-Ann Stores, LLC. is an at-will employer, which means that your employment may be terminated by the Company or yourself with or without notice or cause unless the at-will arrangement is modified by a written agreement signed by both you and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.



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