Essendant Graphic Designer, Packaging in Deerfield, Illinois

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Graphic Designer, Packaging





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Primary Purpose

This role will be responsible for executing the Essendant brand graphic design.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Execute packaging production to adhere to current established brand guidelines over a range of packaging formats and dielines.

  • Apply designated branding while using content files to produce meaningful, correctly branded packaging. Review, audit and proof packaging content for accuracy.

  • Create 3-D Photoshop renderings and image formatting.

  • Review, determine and recommend optimum packaging formats.

  • Monitor and execute regulatory markings.

  • Interface between suppliers and Merchandising for packaging projects.

  • Communicate with Essendant international offices and suppliers for artwork projects.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Understand and demonstrate Essendant’s Core Values.


  • Expert in Adobe Creative Suite applications.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Ability to work independently, shift priorities as needed, and meet deadlines on a multitude of concurrent tasks.

  • Packaging experience in a broad range of consumer goods from office product, office furniture, technology, food service, janitorial and sanitation or educational background in these areas.

  • Adept at working in a closely collaborative team environment.

  • Displays an eagerness to learn new skills and knowledge and apply to ongoing projects.

  • Demonstrates the flexibility to take on tasks outside the designated “design” role.

  • Ability to integrate multiple streams of content input to produce packaging which reflects the desired content and adheres to the required brand standards.

  • Ability to independently manage projects, acute attention to detail and self-discipline to review your own work.

  • Ability to meet demanding deadlines, shift priorities as necessary and remain flexible and adaptable.

  • Ability to accept direction.

  • Excellent time management skills with a quick execution style.

  • Expectation of working in a cross-cultural environment and across multiple time-zones.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design preferred or equivalent creative art background with design capabilities

  • 1 - 3 years of experience as an in-house designer, in an agency setting, or similar fast-paced, demanding environment with moderate supervision or equivalent educational experience

At Essendant Inc., it is our intention to be the fastest and most convenient solution for workplace essentials. To do this, we need exceptionally talented, bright, innovative and driven employees. If you would like to be part of the

team that helps unlock the potential of our customer-partners and those they serve, this is your chance to be involved. Essendant Inc. is a leading national wholesale distributor of workplace essentials, with consolidated net sales of $5.3 billion. Essendant

stocks a broad assortment of over 160,000 products, including technology products, traditional office products, office furniture, janitorial and breakroom supplies, industrial supplies, and automotive aftermarket tools and equipment.

We offer an exciting and challenging environment that encourages independent thinking, problem solving, and growth. We believe in giving back to our communities as well as others in need. We embrace diversity and believe our employees create a sustainable

competitive advantage. We adhere to the high standards of Our Guiding Actions and Our Values.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP


  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access

to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure

is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41

CFR 60-1.35(c)