Design What’s Next at Retail.

At Theory House we live ‘Retail Forward,’ so being a strategic conceptual thinker is critical to success in this role. We also help our clients advance today’s opportunities, and the ideal candidate will have a wide range of retail brand design capabilities and experience that contributes to an innovative, appropriate solution for our clients’ business success.

Your core values should match ours
You are optimistic: We cast optimistic visions – harnessing the power of strategic creativity – and courageously pursue them by pushing beyond the ordinary. It’s not just about being positive, it’s about relentless commitment to curiosity. We never say never.

You are collaborativeAt Theory House, we check drama at the door. We collaborate, support and empathize with each other and with our clients. We believe the best ideas are built together. It’s not just about being respectful, it’s about coming together as Housemates. We’re proud to be part of this team.

You are drivenWe work to be the best. We’re a team of driven, proactive self-starters who never shy away from complex challenges. We enjoy the process of solving problems. It’s not just about being smart, it’s about applying intelligence to purpose. We settle for nothing less than great.

You’re an expert at what you do
You know design. You love design. You inherently use design to achieve complex business goals
You’re fluent in Adobe Creative Suite and the MacOS environment
You have a passion for both the big idea and the details
Retail isn’t just on your resume. It’s in your blood
You understand the sanctity of a brand – and when to push it
You have excellent written and verbal presentation skills
You can create remarkable solutions while you’re juggling multiple tight deadlines and clients
You use research, observation and strategy insights as the north star for what you do
You are as comfortable with rough sketches, storyboards and mockups as you are with the latest design software, and are eager to roll up your sleeves and make cool stuff
You’re flexible and embrace feedback, knowing it makes our work better and smarter
You push your work beyond the obvious solutions, because the best answer is rarely the first one
You understand that while we strive for balance for our team, agency life isn’t necessarily a 9-to-5 gig
You can manage other in-house and partner design, photography, video, illustration, etc. resources
Additional desired skills/experience: web design + coding, comp building, retail visual merchandising design, large scale display design, physical prototyping, Keynote/presentation design, illustration and photography

What you’ll do
Collaborate with other creatives, brand strategists, account services, our partners and our clients to develop remarkable creative solutions that meet client needs and agency objectives
Participate in and/or lead creative kickoff, creative brainstorming sessions, internal creative team reviews, agency internal reviews and client presentations throughout the project
Lead and/or oversee the design development on projects, including mentoring other design/creative/ production resources as needed
Present agency work (internally and externally) with passion and professionalism
Review final design, finished art, and conceptual material per brand guidelines and project objectives. Execute/supervise the alteration or correction of such materials
Maintain fluency with software and production techniques
Monitor the integrity and quality of finished solutions from concept through production release
Proactively problem solve and drive to solution as needed
Work with the Creative Director to continually improve design strength and creative product
Identify and understand relevant retail dynamics and market trends

Mandatories
Minimum 6 years of experience in a design role in a fast-paced agency or in-house environment
Master of Adobe Creative Suite, proficient in Microsoft Office, highly skilled in a MacOS environment
Strong portfolio of proven, innovative, solid work
Experience developing successful concepts and implementing them through design solutions, many of which have been adopted by clients
Degree in visual/graphic design or formal design training
Ability to skillfully manage a high volume of work in a deadline driven environment
Expertise in the tools required to do your work and the drive to maintain that expertise
Ability to climb stairs, lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.
Ability to travel up to 25%
Candidate will be required to either work onsite for 2 weeks in a paid freelance capacity prior to final consideration or participate in a flat-fee offsite design assignment that will require a live presentation of work in Charlotte, NC

To Apply
Please send a current resume and portfolio (pdf and/or link), and salary requirements to [email protected]

This job description serves as an overall summary of responsibilities for the position outlined. Please note it is subject to change with specific expectations associated with the position. Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States, as it is not the practice of Theory House to sponsor individuals for work visas. Theory House is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, age, gender identity, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.