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Technical Designer

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

Battle Creek, MI, US, 49017

The Technical Designer is responsible for translating design concept layouts into pre-press production ready, digital mechanical art for multiple clients and brands. This position works closely with the Dir - Technical Design and the design & account teams to build high quality digital mechanical files, following existing brand standards and internal workflow protocol. The Technical Designer supports the design team with technical problem solving in the development of design elements and layouts, while ensuring deliverables are completed in an efficient manner- on time and on budget.
  • Attends client meetings as necessary.
  • Ensures high quality standards in all creative design client deliverables.
  • Ensures accurate, consistent, and timely completion of basic to intermediate level client design deliverables within budget, meeting client expectations, objectives, and creative brief specifications.
  • Supports the design team with technical problem solving in the development of design elements and layouts.
  • Meets quality standards consistently for all assigned deliverables and makes recommendations to management for improvements in creative design concept, tools, processes and/or assigned tasks.
  • Creates strong and effective internal partnerships and collaborates across the business.
  • Supports profitability efforts by focusing on the efficient, accurate and timely completion of the assigned creative design activities.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Arts, Graphic Design, Advertising, Marketing or related field


  • Advanced degree (MBA, Master’s) preferred


  • 6+ years of previous packing production art experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Occasional travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required.


  • Basic understanding of effective Creative Design practices, trends, techniques, tools and processes, across various touchpoints (e.g. packaging, in store, online, mobile, print, direct, etc.)


  • High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook, Adobe Creative Suite, Acrobat & 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.

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

Schawk, a division of SGK Brand Solutions, produces the brand assets required to represent brands accurately and consistently in print and online to help brands deploy their products to markets worldwide quickly, efficiently and consistently. SGK Brand Solutions is a leading global brand development, activation and deployment provider that helps companies drive brand performance by improving top-line growth and bottom-line efficiency through the delivery of solutions by six sub-brands: Brandimage, Anthem, Equator Design, IDL Worldwide, Schawk and Saueressig. SGK Brand Solutions is a (MATW) Matthews International company. 

Matthews International affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. 

Nearest Major Market: Battle Creek
Nearest Secondary Market: Kalamazoo