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Graphic Designer (Product & Business Development)

Company: Furhaven Pet Products
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Combine your passion for pets and design at FurHaven! Established in 2004, FurHaven Pet Products is a leading pet industry manufacturer with widespread distribution through both e-commerce and brick-and-mortar sales channels. We are passionate about and inspired by our pets, our people, our customers and the amazing beauty of the Pacific Northwest. At FurHaven, we believe that good design solutions for pets should be accessible to everyone. Our mission is to provide families with affordable solutions that fit their pet's needs, their homes and lifestyles.FurHaven started as a pet bed company but over the years our product offerings have expanded to include cat playgrounds, leashes, collars, home accessories, furniture, corrugated cat solutions and much more. Our rapid growth requires an addition to our development team - if you are skilled in layout and passionate about packaging and product marketing, we want to hear from you! As a member of our internal Industrial Design team, you will: Work directly with both our design and business development teams to create content for buyers Conceptualize and layout product presentation pages for both internal use and outside promotion In partnership with designers, craft detailed product descriptions and clear care instructions Ideate and layout packaging solutions across multiple mediums for new and existing products Create packaging prototypes and sketches Work with operations teams to create hangtags, seam labels and carton marks Assist designers with data entry into PLM software As part of the design team, assist in monitoring customer feedback for use in product and product experience improvements Track and report work progress and meet set deadlines Provide and receive feedback as part of a multi-department product development team Assist designers in identifying opportunities in the marketplace through an analysis of consumer trends, competitor brands and pet industry data reportingWe are looking for a candidate who brings: Excellent attention to detail Understanding of space, balance and visual flow between elements Excellent spelling, compositional and editing skills Ability to focus and meet deadlines A proven ability to schedule, track and follow up on emails, actions and issues Enthusiasm for pets and their people with an understanding of the specific needs of dogs, cats and small animals Confidence and an ability to clearly communicate ideas A balanced, playful yet professional demeanor An open mind to feedback from others An interest in marketing, sales and presentation as well as design Self-driven and comfortable working both collaboratively and independently Proficiency in Powerpoint, Adobe Illustrator, and InDesign software Proficiency in drawing/sketching and crafting prototypes Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Arts or related field; or demonstrated equivalent experience A portfolio showing current and past design work is required. Submission via PDF file format or website address are both allowable formats for showing us your work. This is an in-house, full-time M-F position located in beautiful Bellingham, Washington - snuggled between Mount Baker and the Salish Sea and equally distanced between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. FurHaven Pet Products is an equal opportunity employer. Benefits include: a pet-friendly workplace, access to medical insurance, paid holidays, paid vacation, sick pay and wonderful, friendly and kind coworkers.PayPay commensurate with experience and ability.Benefit Conditions: Waiting period may apply Only full-time employees eligibleWork Remotely NoJob Type: Full-timePay: $21.00 - $27.00 per hourBenefits: Employee discount Health insurance Paid time offSchedule: 8 hour shift Monday to FridayCOVID-19 considerations:Following Washington State guidelines.Education: Associate (Preferred)Experience: Graphic design: 1 year (Required) Adobe Creative Suite: 2 years (Preferred) Adobe Illustrator: 1 year (Preferred)Shift availability: Day Shift (Required)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Furhaven Pet Products, Bellingham , Graphic Designer (Product & Business Development), Design, Graphic Design & CAD , Bellingham, Washington

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