At Heath Ceramics, we design, manufacture and sell dinnerware and architectural tile of good and enduring design. We believe in the benefits of local manufacturing and support a growing community of people committed to and inspired by the process of designing, making and sharing. We have a very diverse workplace of 200 employees that encompasses manufacturing, retail, design, communications, digital, and administrative functions. Our original dinnerware factory and showroom is in Sausalito, we manufacture tile along with a showroom and clay studio in the SF Mission, have a store in the SF Ferry Building, and a showroom and clay studio in Los Angeles. Learn more about our company, at heathceramics.com.
A graphic designer at Heath is innately creative, self sufficient and hands-on. They have a strong graphic background and can develop and understand Heath’s visual identity strategy and deliver the best possible creative solutions across a wide range of applications and medium from identity work to packaging, print, and everything in-between. The graphic designer will work closely with the Creative Team, as well as key partners across departments, to ensure a high level graphic design execution across all touchpoints.
Essential Role Responsibilities
_ create identities for new products and product categories, events, and internal initiatives
Retail and Environmental Graphics
_ own signage program: production of retail and environmental graphic elements for showrooms, fixtures, and wayfinding elements
_ develop packaging solutions for tile, dinnerware, and non-ceramic Heath products
_ develop patterns, colorways and iconography on products like Heath t-shirts/textiles, toys, non-ceramic objects
_ own printed collateral program: design and production of tile & dinnerware catalogs and spec books, postcards for events and new products
Management, Design Process
_ develop documentation and training to build identity standards and design into the DNA of Heath
_ research and aid selection of key vendors, eg. for packaging materials, printing, creative services
_ work with a keen awareness and clarity of narrative, storytelling, and communication
_ experiment with craft and production; trying out new techniques and methods in pursuit of the best solution for each project
_ collaborate closely with other design functions (digital design, product design, Clay Studio)
_ 4-7 years professional experience in graphic design
_ Strong typography and layout skills
_ Attention to detail with good craft
_ Ability to translate visual identity across a range of channels
_ Ability to multi-task and work independently
_ Effectively communicates concepts and ideas through layout, iconography, illustration, photography and basic copywriting, as needed
_ Excellent verbal and written communication skills
_ Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite, basic HTML/CSS and related design tools
_ Demonstrated Digital Design Experience preferred
_ BFA in graphic design or equivalent work experience in the design field
_ Location: Heath San Francisco, 2900 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110.
_ Reports to: Head of Creative Communications
_ Key relationships: Creative Team
_ Schedule and hours: full-time, Monday-Friday, approximately 40 hours per week
We are committed to your health and well-being. Heath offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes a choice of medical plan, dental, vision and life and works very hard to keep employee costs low for excellent coverage. We do not require an employee contribution for individual premiums, and we pick up a large portion of the costs for dependent coverage. A generous 401k match starts immediately. Our Employee Stock Ownership Plan provides an additional retirement benefit linked to the long term performance of our company. We offer a generous time off allocation, paid family leave, and of course a healthy discount on all Heath products.
How To Apply
If you would like to be considered for this position, please send your resume and a cover letter that speaks directly to the position. Heath Ceramics is an equal opportunity employer.
Thank you for your interest!