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Sr. Designer

Job ID: 11916
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Westlake Village, CA
Date Posted: May 15, 2023

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Job Description


Position Summary: Senior Graphic Designer

As a Guitar Center Senior Graphic Designer, you will provide guidance and mentorship to our designers on the team. Creating visual concepts and ideas that inspire, inform and captivate consumers is essential to this role. With expert knowledge of our brand(s), you are responsible for elevating and evolving those concepts developed by yourself and the other designers on the team. You must be willing to think outside the box to evolve our brand and be comfortable disrupting the status quo.

Your Role:

Working on our large nationwide campaigns. You will be developing creative concepts that carry throughout every deliverable of the campaign, from print, static and motion digital assets to building landing pages, as well as directing other designer when they assist you on the completion of the campaign.

You’ll be working closely with our designers, writers, project managers, photographers, UX and web development teams, as well as other colleagues from different departments. You will attend weekly meetings and collaborate with various people on the completion of multiple projects.

You must be adept with the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of products, with experience working in Figma, and be comfortable working in a mobile-first environment.

With an eye for design detail and an understanding of copy hierarchy that sets you apart from your peers, you will be responsible for developing creative concepts and applying your design across a range of print and digital media. The ability to work fast and faultlessly is essential.

You’ll be comfortable working under pressure and have the ability both to take direction and work under your own initiative, taking jobs from concept to completion.

Managing tasks of your own workload, you’ll manage that of other designers on the team. Using our online Adobe Workfront management tool is important, as is the ability to manage multiple projects at once, taking ownership of your work and delivering end results that surpass the initial brief.

Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

  • Following our established corporate branding guidelines
  • Designing new and updating current brand collateral for both print and digital materials—from concept development clear through print production or web development
  • Creating motion graphics for various media (landing pages, web assets, social media, etc. …)
  • Working with the digital marketing, UX and web development teams in creating and designing landing pages and web assets
  • Collaborating with writers and marketing partners daily
  • Providing quality control over your own work
  • Following best practices with the copy and creative teams
  • Working efficiently against multiple deadlines simultaneously

To join our band, you'll need the following experience:

  • 4 years of relevant work experience (in addition to degree or years of previous experience)
  • 1 year of project management experience
  • Skilled knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, specifically in the latest version of Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, After Effects and Premier
  • Skilled knowledge of web prototyping software like Adobe XD and Figma for landing pages
  • Skilled proficiency in developing creative campaign concepts
  • Understanding of RGB and CYMK color processes
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and ability to juggle multiple projects at once.

Why Guitar Center? Here's just some of the rewards:

For our employees who are musicians we offer the unique opportunity of gig leave--take time off to share your music with the world and return to your job after your tour! Guitar Center offers robust benefits and perks, including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K plus company match, mental health support, paid sick/holiday/vacation time, employee discount program, and tuition reimbursement options.

Pay Rate: $61,300 - $84,700/yr depending on background and experience.

The job posting is not necessarily reflective of actual compensation that may be earned, nor a promise of any specific pay for any specific employee, which is always dependent on actual experience, education, and other factors. The pay range(s) listed are provided in compliance with state specific laws. Pay ranges may be different in other locations.

About Guitar Center

Guitar Center embodies the world of creativity and music by encouraging our teammates to find their own individual sound. We strive to craft lifelong musicians and make a difference in the world by enabling musicians and non-musicians alike to experience the almost indescribable happiness that comes from playing an instrument. We believe in putting our customers first, engaging with respect and integrity and fulfilling our mission with passion.

Why join us?

With a career at Guitar Center, you become part of the world's largest multichannel musical instrument retailer. Whether at our Stores, Contact Centers, Distribution Centers, or Support Center, Guitar Center employees have a common goal: to help people find their sound and fill the world with more music.

Love this gig and want to apply?

Send your resume and cover letter today along with salary expectations!

Guitar Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. All employment decisions are based on valid job‐related requirements.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our website, you may request a reasonable accommodation to express interest in a specific opening. You can request reasonable accommodation by sending an email to [email protected].


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