What began as a small-scale pottery in 1948 has evolved into a collection of businesses anchored in designing and making. Led by husband and wife, Robin Petravic & Cathy Bailey, we are shaping the relationship we have to the things we own, and the way we come to own them. Across two factories, four showrooms, two clay studios, a warehouse, website, newsstand, and sewing studio, all in California, we’re a diverse team of about 225 employees, on a mission: to create products of beauty and integrity, while designing, manufacturing, and running our business in a way that’s better for society and our planet. Learn more at heathceramics.com.
We seek a detailed-oriented design thinker to join the Heath team. The Digital Graphic Designer, a newly created role, will help shape design for Heath's online experience, including digital communications, our main Heath website plus supplemental online presences, internal websites and social media.
This position will work closely with the design and communications teams to conceptualize and execute visual communications. While the role will focus on designing for digital, there will also be opportunity for print, environmental, and production projects in support of digital work.
The position is a full-time role, based in our San Francisco location. This person reports directly to our Experience Design Manager.
On a daily basis, the Digital Graphic Designer will draw upon a strong understanding of the visual identity and character of Heath and the deep knowledge of our image library, using these skills as the foundation for all of his/her work. This role is responsible for creating sized assets for digital newsletters and communications, websites, press, and social media. Passion for bringing a story, narrative to life visually is fundamental! He/She will own the lifecycle of received imagery, from securing assets (through photoshoots or from vendors) to retouching as needed, sharing with team members, working imagery into relevant communication channels (think product pages on the Heath site, monthly newsletters, press galleries, social media, etc), and ensuring a strong image library organization that supports the entire visual design team.
The Digital Graphic Designer will know all the nooks and crannies of the Heath website and will help prepare and execute regular content updates, as well as larger-scale design projects to create and implement feature improvements and site edits. This work will be fast-paced with many deadlines; a successful Digital Graphic Designer at Heath will deftly juggle the many changing deadlines and we able to self-manage their workstream.
As this is a newly created role, it is empowered to offer observations and suggestions for how to streamline Heath's existing digital presence and work flow. We're looking for someone to dive in, get their hands dirty, and be able to clean up after.
_Exceptional web image production skills in Photoshop
_Comfort mocking up digital designs and wireframes to share concepts with internal team and developers
_Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deliverable milestones with quick turnarounds
_Comfort with web protocols such as HTML/CSS, responsive/adaptive design and the latest digital and interactive technologies
_Strong proofing skills
_Familiarity working on a Mac
_Eagerness to learn the different digital tools (Google Drive, Tandem Vault, MailChimp, Shopify, etc) used at Heath. Suggest new ones when a need is observed.
_Understanding of different digital channels, functionality and user experience requirements
_Degree in Graphic Design (specialization in Digital Graphic Design would be preferable)
_Experience working with image assets, product photography experience a plus
We are committed to your health and well-being. Heath offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes a choice of medical, dental and vision and life insurance coverage. We work 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 after three months of employment. 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 a healthy discount on all Heath products.
Sound like a good fit?
If you meet these qualifications and are ready to be part of the Heath experience, please send your resumes and a cover letter that speaks directly to the position.