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Sr Adaptive Designer

Brand:  SGK
Company:  Schawk USA Inc. (US103)
Line of Business:  SGK Americas

Battle Creek, MI, US, 49017



The Sr Adaptive Designer utilizes strong conceptual thinking and design knowledge to translate client briefs and ideas into design concepts. A successful designer in this role will visualize and develop solutions for CPG packaging and related marketing materials, while working with other team members to achieve project goals. The Sr Designer utilizes creative thinking while following brand standards and internal workflows to create designs that meet project deliverables in an efficient manner.



  • Participates in design project from concept phase through successful completion.
  • Develops and implements visual elements or creative concepts for project deliverables.
  • Integrates images, text, motion, etc. with a great sense of aesthetics, while executing against the brand style guide or client brief.
  • Meets and ensures high quality standards consistently for all assigned deliverables.
  • Attends client meetings as necessary.
  • Creates strong and effective internal partnerships working closely with ACDs and CD as well as collaborating across the business.
  • Proactively seeks opportunities to increase knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Supports profitability efforts by focusing on the efficient, accurate and timely completion of the assigned creative design activities.
  • Conducts market research to stay up-to-date on market trends and new design developments.
  • Works with creative teams to direct photoshoots for design projects.
  • Recommends improvements in creative design concept, tools, processes and/or assigned tasks to management.
  • Advises Designers and Jr Designers throughout project deliverables.
  • Additional duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Arts, Graphic Design, Advertising, Marketing or related field.
  • 4+ years of previous design experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Occasional travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required.
  • Proficient with design software (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign a must); Experience with Premier Pro, After Effects, Animation a plus; ability to provide a professional portfolio upon request
  • High degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook and Internet applications.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • 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 management.
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.







  • Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; and talk, hear and see.
  • Regularly/Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

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

SGK is a global packaging and brand experience company. 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. 

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Nearest Major Market: Battle Creek
Nearest Secondary Market: Kalamazoo