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Graphic Designer

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

Pleasanton, CA, US, 94588



Schawk is looking to hire a talented Graphic Designer to join our packaging and marketing team to work onsite with our client in Pleasanton, CA.  The Schawk Graphic Designer will be responsible for effectively translating the client’s requests into designs, artwork and proofs, while considering production, brand and quality standards along with client objectives. This position interprets client orders, creates artwork, changes formatting, and modifies art to match project requirements. The Graphic Designer works with the client and the packaging/marketing team concerning questions on orders, templates and final review for production.





  • Graphic design in all its forms from visual identity, marketing collateral, packaging design, production art and more?




  • A dynamic, fast-changing environment where every day is different from the last?




  • Working both as part of a team and independently to ensure design projects are completed with the highest quality and standards?


  • Read and interpret customer orders for all production processes.
  • Review customer artwork for compatibility with all production processes.
  • Utilize graphic software to design and produce finished artwork or product.
  • Interface directly with the customer to edit and revise artwork as needed to produce a quality product.
  • Verify customer order size and written instructions match customer artwork.
  • Retrieve and import designs for art layouts requested by customers.
  • Consult with managers and team for departmental review and critique of final product when necessary.
  • Determine size, arrangement, color, border and graphic needs and whether art should be in positive or negative format.
  • Proofread/inspect the accuracy of completed work.
  • Produce and send proof for customer approval. Suggest improvements as needed.
  • Ensures consistency of design with production, brand and quality standards.
  • Work as a liaison between Graphics, Customer Service and the customer to ensure timely turnaround of artwork for customer approval.
  • Prepare notes and instructions for assemblers who prepare final product.
  • Track and report on all graphic work being completed.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
  • Prepare notes and instructions for assemblers who prepare final product.


  • Associate’s Degree in Graphic Design, Art or related field;
  • 5+ years of previous graphic design experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with point of sale design and packaging design
  • Proficient in Adobe Photo-Shop, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Mac experience preferred.
  • Experience with other design software.
  • High degree of proficiency in 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).
  • General 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.
  • CPG or Retail experience a plus




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: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland