Associate Digital Designer

Overview

This is a unique and exciting time to join Express. Since launching our EXPRESSway Forward strategy in 2020, we have been steadily advancing a transformation from being known as a store in the mall to a brand with a purpose, powered by a styling community. We believe that clothes can serve a higher purpose to make people look the way they want to look and feel the way they want to feel, and our Express brand purpose - We Create Confidence & Inspire Self-Expression - speaks to the role our brand can play in their lives. In 2021, we introduced our innovative Community Commerce program, inviting brand fans and style enthusiasts to take their passion for fashion to the next level by working with us.

Today, we are building, activating and amplifying the Express styling community, and we invite you to join us. Our culture is defined by three values - Express Yourself, Express Together, Express Success - and every associate at every level in every department is an important part of our transformation and our future.

For more information about Express, Inc. please visit www.express.com.

Responsibilities

Support the digital creative marketing team by executing a variety of projects including: email design, site, paid media and other design initiatives.
  • Develop innovative design solutions for digital marketing materials.
  • Design weekly, monthly and quarterly campaigns using templates, toolkits and style guides, with an understanding of brand standards.
  • Efficiently execute tactical direction from creative and marketing leaders.
  • Independently manage workload and meet deadlines.
  • Approach all projects with the mindset to create best-in-class customer experiences.
  • Effectively communicate expectations to the Creative Director, Design Manager and Project Manager.
  • Maintain absolute accuracy and attention to detail throughout the creative and production process.
  • Understand and execute to the brand narrative and storytelling.
  • Finalize digital creative for handoff, ensuring all assets are optimized, provided to spec and in correct format.
  • Concept and design for special projects or internal presentations as needed.
  • Support departmental and cross-functional partners on projects as needed.

Required Experience & Qualifications
  • BA in Graphic Design or related area.
  • Self-starter with 1-3 years of experience.
  • Digital design in retail, fashion or agency experience preferred.
  • Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign. xD a plus, but not required.
  • Strong typography and layout skills.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize workload.
  • Ability to collaborate and be a team player.
  • Ability to navigate server structures and project management software (i.e. Jira, Slack, etc.).

Critical Skills & Attributes
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to problem solve and use critical thinking.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task across several projects.
  • Passion for design, style and fashion.
  • Sense of urgency for hot projects and design changes.


Early Entry

Closing

As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class. Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.

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