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Wouldn’t you love to bring your pet to the office and work in an environment that feels like family? Well, you can have all that and more in our home office in Phoenix, AZ. It’s part of how a career at PetSmart is the purr-fect fit for some of the best and brightest people. Learn more about our home office here.

Production Designer - Out-of-Store (Digital)

Location Phoenix, Arizona ID CE-18-6419 Apply Now
Job Responsibilities

This position is responsible for adapting design and producing high-quality final artwork for Digital projects and some print projects. Working closely with art directors, graphic designers, copywriters and development team to build intuitive and standards-based artwork files. Preparing assets for release to development and printers.

Key Competencies

  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, corporate environment as well as work independently.
  • Proven success in working cross-functionally with Designers, Copywriters, Development, Creative Operations, Print Buyers and Marketing Managers.
  • Understanding of the Design development process.
  • Thorough understanding of design aesthetics regarding type, color and page layout.
  • Proven ability to adapt design and create artwork that executes brand guidelines consistently.
  • Thorough understanding of technical constraints of web, browsers and devices.
  • Understanding of the technical requirements for artwork for printed materials.
  • Ability to problem-solve and adapt quickly.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to drive for results.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Adapt design and produce high-quality artwork, driven by best practices and innovation, for Digital channels including website (mobile and desktop), digital banners, emails, circulars and some in-store channels including signage and direct mail.
  • Execute brand guidelines consistently across all creative materials.
  • Manage and adhere to established schedules while achieving high-quality standards.
  • Manage multiple projects in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment.
  • Work collaboratively with Art Directors, Designers, Copywriters and Traffic Managers.
  • Participate in group settings and well as contribute ideas individually.
  • Maintain industry knowledge related to best practices and innovation in Digital Production including file building and preparation, technical tools, and processes and procedures.

Education and Experience

  • 3+ years experience adapting design and producing final artwork.
  • Experience in an in-house Creative Studio or Agency.
  • Experience working in an online retail environment a plus.
  • Associates degree in Web/Graphic Design, Interactive Design or equivalent education and experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Technical Skills

  • Fluent in Adobe CS6 (In-Design, Photoshop, Illustrator).
  • Basic knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and other web scripting languages.
  • Flash animation experience a plus.
  • Experience with UX, responsive design and information architecture.
  • Web/mobile user interface and interaction design experience.
  • Experience with Workfront a plus.
  • Experience with Cumulus a plus.

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What We Do

At our home office, passionate professionals come together to focus on one thing — the love of pets. Whether it's sniffing out new store locations, analyzing business trends, or providing technology solutions, this common bond is what motivates us every day to create the best possible experience for pet parents and their pets.

Our home office is so pet friendly, it even has its own on-site dog park

Associate resource groups enable our diverse communities to come together and shine

From family BBQs to volunteer days, we’re always putting on exciting events

Career progression is supported through training opportunities and individual development plans

Our Opportunities

You don’t have to work in our retail stores to make the world a better place for pets. No matter where your specialties lie, you will be able to develop your skills and provide solutions that will make a huge difference in the lives of millions of pets and in your career.

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A city on the rise, Phoenix is the cat’s meow. With tons of attractions, indoor and outdoor activities, dining, nightlife, shopping destinations, and more, it’s easy to see why we love it here.

The average temperature in Phoenix is 72.6 degrees

Phoenix is the 5th largest metropolitan area in the U.S.

Arizona gets nearly 300 days of sun every year

Phoenix has teams for all four major professional sports

My favorite thing about our corporate office is the ability to find a puppy at any given moment!


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