Soft Surroundings
  • 11-Jun-2018 to 10-Aug-2018 (CST)
  • Creative Production
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

full benefits including 401(K) with company match, competitive pay, generous employee discount, profit sharing potential and an opportunity to work with a successful and growing company.


Put yourself first. Choose what makes you happy. Then you can better care for the important people in your life. This is the philosophy that Soft Surroundings was founded on and it's the way of the Soft Surroundings culture.

Located in St. Louis, Missouri, Soft Surroundings was founded in 1999. Since that time, we've grown from a small catalog company into a multi-channel merchant with a large catalog circulation, a fast-growing internet business and over 60 brick and mortar stores. We attribute our phenomenal growth to the passion our employees who provide our customers with not only high-quality apparel, home and beauty products, but the understanding that our customers are not just purchasing an item, but an experience.

We are looking for a highly creative individual, who is expected to push the boundaries of the current creative and be willing to take the creative to new levels. Responsible for the creation of all marketing and non-product designs to be used on the Internet in a manner consistent with the catalog theme and branding set forth by the Senior Web Art Director. Assist in carrying out the look-and-feel of the entire site. Oversees all photography on the web site and creates all original graphics and icons for use on the site. Designs all broadcast emails.  This is not an entry level job. Must have at least 7 years working on email/websites or similar experience. Please send a portfolio showing your strong design and typography skills.

 We provide full benefits, including 401(K) with company match, competitive pay, generous employee discount, profit sharing potential and an opportunity to work with a successful and growing company.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the creation of all marketing and non-product designs to be used on the Internet in a manner consistent with the catalog theme and branding set forth by the Senior Web Art Director.
  • Assists in carrying out the look and feel of the entire website.
  • Oversees all photography on the website and created all original graphics and icons for use on the site.
  • Designs all broadcast emails.
  • Responsible for assisting Senior Web Art Director in creation of Web Designs and their maintenance.
  • Create and optimize all digital images for the web sites. Ensure proper Creative representation and quality of images while adhering to image standards of high quality with smallest size.
  • Actively and aggressively monitor all web sites to ensure accuracy of displaced product in price, image and proper branding.
  • Oversee web specific photoshoots, working in tandem with photographers and stylists, keeping within the daily shot count goal.
  • Create Splash pages. Maintenance and modification of splash templates is required.
  • Maintenance and modification of email templates.
  • Work with Senior web Art Director to maintain complimentary marketing message integrity on all images created for the emarketing campaigns. Create, maintain and update all banner ads, animations, logo, social media, etc. to support the associated campaigns. Maintain library of items created.

Qualifications:

  • BA in Graphic Design or computer-aided design
  • Knowledge of current Internet capabilities.
  • The ability to create and communicate strong visual marketing messages with design, layouts, images and copy.
  • Must be flexible and able to work well with all levels of internal staff.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Digital graphic creation skills using the latest versions of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Strong working knowledge of QuarkXpress 5 and Micromedia Flash. Must be able to use both Windows and Macintosh operating systems and associate hardware.
  • Must be able to use FTP and Internet communication and file transfer software.
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