Creative Designer


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What's cool about this job
REI is committed to becoming a fully inclusive, antiracist, multicultural organization. To fulfill our brand promise of enabling a life well-lived outside for everyone, we are seeking candidates who demonstrate shared values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism.  

Join the co-op’s creative team and help build a more beautiful, more inclusive outdoor organization with your love of design in all forms, interest in cooperative ideas and appreciation for fresh air. Excellent communication and collaboration skills are essential to thriving in our cross-divisional creative environment.  

Your primary responsibility will be collaborating with creatives and cross divisional teams of merchants and marketers to design omnichannel campaigns focused on off-price workstreams. Beyond off-price, your work could expand or evolve to include other design opportunities and brand moments, all in the service of helping more people get outside more often. 

  • Build design concepts that effectively express brand standards and deliver strategy. 
  • Present creative work through the lens of strategy and brand to creative directors, stakeholders and partners. 
  • Be an advocate for consistent and cohesive design throughout the company. 
  • Participate in a mutually supportive work culture where people can do their best by establishing trust and inspiring others. 
  • Deliver on commitments and holds others to same. 
  • Use business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment to solve problems 
  • Synthesize information from multiple sources, including feedback from others, to reach thoughtful design solutions. 
  • Consider the ultimate impact of decisions and actions on internal and external customers.  
  • Prepare documents (shot lists, scrap, sketches) in collaboration with Art Directors to direct product photography or on model photography to support campaign concepts 
  • Follow established design processes and procedures within the broader creative department (partner effectively with project managers, production designers, producers, copy editors, pre-media, and print buyers). 

Bring your passion and expertise
  • 3-5 years experience as a full time graphic designer either in-house or at agency 
  • Strong grasp of design and visual expression, ability to bring meaningful ideas to life through design, ability to design in service of strategy 
  • Ability to take complicated inputs and translate them into simple customer experiences 
  • Experience with authoring brand standards or campaign asset guides is helpful 
  • Ability to speak to (and design for) multiple channels; store environment, social media, digital, film/video 
  • Ability to work as a team; take direction; work iteratively  
  • Ability to manage multiple projects on different timelines  
  • Experience with print design and standards (direct mail like catalogs, mailers, postcards, signage) 
  • Ability to temper design effort to match budget and timeline 
  • Ability to work flexible schedules occasionally to meet deadlines 
  • Adobe creative suite, Figma, other emerging design technologies as relevant to our creative practice 
  • Willingness to operate in a Microsoft Office world of business programs; Teams, Word, Excel, etc. 

REI hires, trains, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.  We remain deeply committed to making the Co-op a place where everyone can feel safe and be themselves. Join us.  
As required by applicable Pay Transparency laws, REI provides a range of compensation for roles that may be hired in locations under these requirements. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include a wide array of factors, including: your specific skills and experience, geographic location or other relevant factors. 

The pay for this role is: $63300 - $101500 per year . 
At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 23 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posting Range
$63300 - $101500 per year
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