Graphic Design II

Columbia Sportswear, Inc.


0 year(s)

Job Description


At Columbia, were as passionate about the outdoors as you are. And while our gear is available worldwide, were proud to be based in the Pacific Northwest, where natural wonders are our playground.

Every product we make and every task we undertake is inspired by the famous words of our founder Gert Boyle: Its perfect. Now make it better. As pioneers of relentless improvement, we are constantly evolving.

We believe the outdoors is ours to protect and strive to keep our planet healthy. We believe in empowering people to experience the outdoors to the fullest.

And we believe in you.


In Global Brand Marketing, we focus on our consumers behavior, and create experiences around the globe to build their connection to our brand. Whether its media strategy, brand/product storytelling, content creation(through our on-campus photo studio)or partner activations, the consumer is at the heart of everything we do.And,we continue to stay true to our brand, even as we evolve to meet the demands of the ever-changing landscape.

The Graphic Designer II will concept, design, and project manage marketing and communication materials for internal and external Columbia Sportswear Marketing clients and provide innovative ideas and design solutions for 2d and 3d design projects including graphics and/or environments. They will communicate and present design concepts to a team leader, develop multiple ideas/solutions on a per project basis, and are responsible for the creation of presentation materials that effectively communicate design concepts that support or enhance brand guidelines.

Apply exceptional design skills for two dimensional, three dimensional, and digital applications.

Communicate and present design concepts for client approval to internal and external departments.

Provide direct support for team members as needed and back-up support to Graphic Design Manager, Creative Director, Creative Services Manager, Graphic Designers and Production Artists as needed.

Mentor and provide design direction / inspiration to team.

Demonstrate high levels of creativity, problem solving, job knowledge, and work under pressure to meet tight deadlines with the ability to lead by example and inspire team members.

Interact with co-workers in a professional manner that supports the department and promotes a positive work environment.

Communicate clearly with staff, management, vendors, customer, and clients this includes adapting to be effective with a multitude of personalities and circumstances.

Act as a resource for established procedures and take a proactive approach in meeting deadlines and in understanding job requirements.

Work includes, but not limited to, design of the following: Catalogs, PowerPoint Presentations, Hangtags, Packaging, POP, Retail Signage, Advertising, Promotional Events, Environmental Signage, Tradeshows.

Able to prioritize, multi-task, and handle pressure in a fast-paced team environment.

Able to adhere to a high standard of quality while meeting deadlines.

Organized with strong attention to detail.

Well versed in the Graphic Design process and the procedures associated with completing the process.

Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and Macintosh computer skills, including expert level knowledge in Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Keynote and PowerPoint.

Bachelors degree in Graphic Design, related field OR experience equivalent to a degree.

Three to five years experience as a Graphic Designer working with Macintosh based graphic art programs in progressively responsible roles.

Exposure to the outdoor and or fashion industry or related work preferred.

Basic hands-on graphic skills such as drawing, cutting, measuring, along with excellent page layout and typography skills and ability to demonstrate skill in drawing and illustrating concepts.

A solid understanding of industry and market requirements; design appropriate graphics for target consumers and retailers that result in sales growth for the company.

An understanding of print production and the printing process.

Must have excellent eyesight free from any color impairment.

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Columbia Sportswear Company and our portfolio of brands, including Columbia, SOREL, Mountain Hardwear and prAna, know a thing or two about adventures. After all, we've been on one since 1938, working to perfect the art of enjoying the outdoors. Behind everything we make is an employee who's found that the greatest adventure starts with joining a company that strives to do the right thing.

This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company.

At Columbia Sportswear Company (CSC), we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. CSC believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.