Graphic Designer in Northlake, IL at Empire Today

Date Posted: 5/5/2022

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Opportunity Description


Empire Today(r) is seeking a multi-talented graphic designer to join our internal design team, who is eager to produce innovative designs that push the creative boundaries past "good enough." In order to be successful in this position, you need to be self-motivated, detail and deadline oriented, and communicate effectively with peers and stakeholders to translate business needs into compelling visual print, web and video designs that drive results. The graphic design position will report to and work closely with the Creative Marketing Manager to meet department and overall company needs.


  • Own design projects, from concept to delivery
  • Execute print and digital collateral, promotional materials, editable PDF's, social media and email graphics, along with short videos for omni-channel campaigns
  • Edit, retouch, color correct, and organize/archive product photography
  • Communicate and work closely with outside vendors/agencies
  • Prepare files for web and preflight print files for issues
  • Setup and use die lines correctly according to vendor specs
  • Ensure accuracy of work through proofreading
  • Adhere to brand guidelines and maintain consistency of fonts, colors, logos, etc. within all deliverables
  • Actively participate in brainstorming design concepts and identify new creative opportunities
  • Use project management software to develop, produce and deliver creative on time


  • 3+ years of post-education, professional experience in Graphic Design, or related field
  • Strong understanding of fundamental typography principals, color theory, and composition to produce visually compelling designs
  • Ability to work on multiple platforms and a variety of mediums to produce creative such as print, digital, video, web, on online and offline applications
  • Seamless ability to work in both PC and Mac environments
  • Experience using Microsoft programs - Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • High level of proficiency in Adobe CC - Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Lightroom
  • Preferred working knowledge of XD, Premiere and After Effects
  • Familiarity with services such as Canva, Shutterstock, Envato Elements or comparable
  • Thorough knowledge of file formats, differences, and their proper applications
  • Excellent project management skills with proven ability to meet deadlines on a multiple project workload
  • Must possess a proactive, problem-solving, attitude with an ability to pivot on demand
  • Self-motivated, and can work well within a team environment as well as individually
  • Communicate effectively, take direction, and articulate design thought process in clear and concise manner to peers and superiors
  • Ability to understand requirements alongside business needs in order to provide design solutions, and incorporate feedback into final designs
  • Interest and knowledge of interior design, a plus


  • Employees are eligible for numerous benefits including:
  • Quick enrollment into our benefit plans. Eligibility is first of the month following just two weeks of employment.
  • A premium 401K Investment Plan, with the company matching your amount invested dollar for dollar up to 4% with no vesting. Find another Company that can beat that!
  • Medical Insurance with several plan options and a Health Savings Account to meet you and your family's health needs.
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Dental Insurance - Twice a year visits at no cost.
  • Vision Insurance with materials coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical & Dependent Care
  • Wellness Program - A best in class program offering substantial awards payable right on your paycheck
  • Basic Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Short Term Disability Coverage
  • Long Term Disability Coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays including Floating Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) that grows with years of service
  • Empire Perks - An employee discount purchasing program offering you great savings on the things you want.


Empire Today has been a leading provider of installed home improvements for 60 years. Empire offers the largest in-stock selection of flooring in the United States. Convenience, quality, and selection make Empire stand out. With Empire Today, homeowners and business customers can get quality Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate, Tile, Vinyl Flooring, and Window Treatments from top brands they know and trust. And because Empire warehouses thousands of products, customers can get the right product, professionally installed when they need it, as soon as the next day.

Empire was founded in 1959 and provides service to more than 70 metropolitan areas in the United States. With more than three million satisfied customers, Empire Today is dedicated to its mission of Making Beautiful New Floors Easy.

Empire Today is an equal opportunity employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills.

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