Print Designer/Illustrator

Paper Source
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted 7 days ago
Position Reports To:

Creative Director

Direct Reports:N/A

Position Summary

Paper Source is looking for an experienced Print Designer with illustration skills to join our design team. This position is responsible for the contribution of concepting, designing, and illustrating Paper Source designed products, prints, and stationery. The position works closely with the Design team, the Creative Director, and our Gift and Paper Merchants. In order to be considered for this position, candidates must have a portfolio of relevant work featuring a broad range of illustration styles.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a talented, ambitious creative to learn and grow alongside the experienced designers of Paper Source.

Essential Job Responsibilities And Accountabilities

  • Create original designs, illustrations, and typographic treatments, from conception through production, to be applied to the development of proprietary Paper Source product that delivers the true aesthetic of our brand
  • Work closely with the design and merchandise team to formulate concepts, select color stories and develop textiles, prints, graphics, and products for each season
  • Ability to convey ideas visually and discuss them verbally
  • Demonstrates exceptional organizational and time management skills that are guided by self-discipline, personal accountability, and partnership
  • Can prioritize and handle multiple projects to meet tight deadlines while maintaining a professional and positive attitude within a team environment
  • Participate in bi-weekly design reviews with Design and Merchandise team to present designs, illustrations, and product development for upcoming seasons
  • Ensures quality and accuracy when preparing files for print
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with cross functional partners and vendors
  • Keep current with trends in design, stationery, home goods, fashion, and related industries, to put toward use in seasonal inspiration and trend meetings
  • adapt to specific styles based on direction.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Print Design, or Illustration
  • 3+ years of experience in fast-paced print design role or equivalent
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and to multitask work to meet overlapping deadlines
  • Exceptional organization skills with attention to detail and an eye for color
  • Expert proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite— Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop
  • Experience with dimensional paper design is a plus
  • Experience illustrating with programs like Procreate is a plus
  • Experience in technical design and product development is a plus
  • This job is based onsite at the downtown Chicago loop office

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