Sr Designer

Brand:  SGK
Company:  IDL Worldwide
Line of Business:  SGK CCOE

Baltimore, MD, US, 21230

Req ID:  11677

SGK is a global brand experience company and creative agency. From idea to implementation, we deliver packaging solutions and brand experiences that give brands the freedom to speak louder, scale faster and grow stronger. We simplify marketing and amplify brands to deliver value.  SGK is a Matthews International company. 


At SGK, we’re passionate about creating incredible retail experiences for the best brands in the world. We’re on the hunt for a top-tier Senior Designer to contribute to this mission on our creative team in Baltimore, MD. If you’re an ambitious and innovative creative who is passionate about retail and experiential design, read on. 


As a Senior Designer, you will be responsible for providing high-level design thinking for global sportswear clients. You will lead and contribute to projects with team members to achieve client objectives for immersive in-store experiences. Imperative to this role is the ability to understand a client’s needs and translate high-level briefs into conceptual design for a cohesive brand experiences.


The ideal candidate… 


  • Developing and implementing brand design documents and guidelines in both 2D and 3D space.
  • Leading retail design projects from concept through successful build, in store
  • Working with a creative team on impactful designs and ensuring client deliverables are met and exceeded.
  • Working in a fast-paced creative environment.
  • Contributing to a positive workplace culture where we work hard and play hard, often at the same time. 



  • Clients that are global leaders in sportswear design.
  • Partnering with retail brands to create engaging consumer experiences
  • Team members across job functions and agency locations.
  • A diverse and dynamic team based in Baltimore, MD.


  • Creating high quality graphic design concepts, guidelines and documents for top brands.
  • Working with diverse team of designers and brands to help bring ideas to life in 2D and 3D. 
  • Working collaboratively with a cross-functional team.
  • Digesting feedback and turning around deliverables accurately and on time.


  • Being able to switch between projects across a set of different brands weekly, sometimes daily, as new opportunities arise.
  • Offering input and participating in brainstorm sessions and client briefs to better understand requirements and concepts.
  • Presenting ideas, research and trends during creative reviews with both internal teams and external clients.
  • Working with designers and clients to translate ideas into fresh and engaging design solutions.
  • Integrating images, text, etc. with a great sense of aesthetics, while executing against the brand/product vision or brief.
  • Ability to flex in skillset and mindset when needed. Some days will require blue sky concepting and other days will be crafting presentations. We all wear many hats.
  • Acting as a liaison with the production department to ensure results meet design specifications and the high quality standards that our clients count on. 
  • Supporting all areas of design from initial ideation to completion.
  • Recommending improvements in creative design concepts, tools, processes and/or assigned tasks to management.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Arts, Design, Advertising, Marketing or related field
  • 6+ years of previous design experience; or equivalent combination of education and retail experience
  • Occasional travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required.
  • Proficient with design software (Adobe Creative Suite, QuarkXpress, etc.); ability to provide professional portfolio upon request
  • High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning)
  • Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting


  • Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; and talk, hear and see.  
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.


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Nearest Major Market: Baltimore