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Senior Designer

La Colombe Coffee Roasters, Philadelphia, PA USA

Work at La Colombe Coffee Roasters

Level: Manager (Supervisor)

Duration: Full-Time


At La Colombe, we relentlessly pursue innovation and push the bounds of traditional coffee expectations, delivering an industry-leading experience. We are on a mission to make people happy. Every.Single.Day. La Colombe is a fast-growing company with big dreams and goals from roasting to serving to partnering and beyond.

The Senior Designer will work within the Marketing department and report to the VP of Creative. This person will create visual design solutions that adhere to the La Colombe brand for a large variety of initiatives – ranging from comprehensive graphic brand design systems to advertising campaigns. Mediums include: package design, merch, digital, print and social platforms.

How You Will Make an Impact

Design

  • Developing streamlined and comprehensive design systems and asset suites that are cohesive for branding and marketing materials.
  • Including but not limited to packaging design, merchandising & swag, in-store signage and promotional materials, display and digital marketing and social media initiatives.
  • Ability to collaborate with other members on the creative and marketing teams in the development of ideas is fundamental to the role.
  • Must effectively communicate and present conceptual ideas with rationale thinking. Constantly pushing design and thinking to create world-class work.
  • Mentoring Jr. Designers to optimize their work.

Creative Concepting

  • Interprets creative briefs, research, and inspiration to develop moodboards and guidelines for marketing campaign creative.
  • Compiles comprehensive color palettes, font usage, and other design elements to establish an overall look and feel for collective creative assets.
  • Collaborates with creative and brand teams to further evolve look and feel to reach the final direction.

Collaboration

  • Collaborating with the rest of the marketing team as well as internal teams and vendors to ensure seamless on-point brand communication through design and ensure any inquiries regarding packaging, signage, and other digital marketing materials is resolved.
  • Support the day-to-day creative needs for the entire La Colombe brand, this can also sometimes include presentations and selling materials.
  • Collaborating within the Creative Team to workshop concepts, get feedback, and compile inspiration and mood boards.

Project Management

  • Ensure projects are moving in the agreed timelines and communicate if they are not. Files delivered according to specs and requirements.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently. Exceptional attention to detail.

Research / Inspiration Gathering

  • Dedicate time to researching and providing insight to the team into current and relevant trends, as well as other design and artwork meant to inspire and influence the projects at hand and help bring the brand vision to life.

Manage & Nurture Designers

  • Delegate the workload amongst yourself and the Jr. Designers. Give creative direction, support, and constructive feedback on projects.
  • Encourage new skills and creative thinking while maintaining the integrity of the La Colombe brand.

What You Will Need

  • 8-10 years of professional design experience.
  • Must have a strong portfolio featuring examples of graphic, visual and/or interaction design work.
  • Must have prior management experience.
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. After Effects a plus.
  • Deep knowledge in printing procedures, photography, illustration and packaging.
  • Expertise in print-production as well as preparing files for print and web.
  • Focused, organized, with strong conceptual excellent time-management skills.
  • Ability to take direction and constructive criticism to make necessary adjustments.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Outstanding attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage work adhering to critical project timelines in a fast-paced, fast-changing environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Possess can-do attitude, is open-minded, a fast learner, enthusiastic, with a sense of urgency.

What We Offer

  • La Colombe ensures that our people are taken care of and supported holistically.
  • Competitive salary + bonus!
  • FREE COFFEE!!
  • Eligible for Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits without a long waiting period.
  • 401(k) with a company match after 6 months!
  • Generous PTO program
  • Paid days off per year including volunteer days
  • Passionate and energetic employees
  • Strong company culture and values
  • Collaborative work environment

About La Colombe Coffee Roasters

La Colombe Coffee Roasters

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