Graphic Designer (Product)
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Company : Ellison Europe

Job Location : Wrexham, WLS, UK

Posted on : 2020-10-17T00:00:00.000000000Z

Job Description :

Ellison is widely recognized as a global market leader in the DIY arts and crafts marketplace, with the company designing, manufacturing, and distributing the finest quality die-cutting machines and products to the creative industry.

Ellison’s innovative designs empower users to cut, embellish and create extraordinary projects from a variety of materials, which can be used in the home, the classroom or for gifts and self-expression of any kind.

Since 1977, Ellison has been a hallmark product in the classroom and continues to be a trusted favourite with teachers and educators.

In 2001, Ellison launched Sizzix, a global brand focused on providing inspirational products for the creative community, whether they enjoy upcycling, home décor, sewing or paper crafting.

In addition to their die-cutting equipment, Sizzix also offers a wide variety of making essentials and tools which complement any creative pursuits.

These include cardstock, fabric, felt, a glue gun and a paper sculpting kit.

The extensive Sizzix product collections provide their community with everything needed to build their creative lifestyles.

Ellison itself is a global company with its America and Canada office located in Lake Forest, California and its European and Rest of World (ROW) office located in Wrexham, UK.

Ellison also has manufacturing facilities and operations in China.

The majority of Ellison’s customers are Business-to-Business (B2B) retailers and distributors who purchase, stock, and resell their products to end-users.

In addition, Ellison also sell Business-to-Consumer (B2C) direct to schools and consumers via their branded websites and catalogues, or at select creative tradeshows and events.

Ellison’s mission is to continue to grow its market leadership position with uncompromising quality, innovative design and inspiring, award-winning products that continue to inspire the creative community.

Position Summary:

We have a fantastic opportunity for a inspirational Graphic Designer to join our Product Design team at our Wrexham offices.

The successful candidate will be a forward thinking individual who will support with the daily workload of Packaging and Graphic Design areas of the department set against the overall business objectives and goals

Due to internal change we require an conscientious and creative Graphic Designer fully responsible for delivering operational excellence within their department and continuously leading by example by upholding high standards.

The Role involves involves working alongside the Graphic Design Team Lead to support the department objectives.

Key Areas of Responsibility (including but not limited to):

Have a thorough understanding of the overall creative outlook that has been provided from your Team Lead for the business and it’s various brands and ensure that this is understood and communicated immediately when in question.

Have a strong work ethic to productively accomplish large workloads and the ability to manage multiple ongoing projects at one time.

Support the Graphic Design Team Lead with content for trend reports and presentations geared around packaging and merchandizing to support the vision and ethos of the business as it is currently and in line with future growth opportunities.

Provide personal insights from the market expectations and ideas for packaging to support designs and the trend report mentioned above, including visits to brick and mortar stores to evaluate the footprint and layout of Plan-O-Gram structures and competitor’s approaches to packaging.

Ensure clear communication as directed by the Graphic Design Team Lead to support ease of interaction and task completion between departments.

Have the confidence in understanding the full strategy within Product Development and Marketing Communications so all parties are able to support and deliver on tasks and have the confidence to raise with the Graphic Design Team Lead to seek out proper direction when this is not achieved.

Being open to pivoting to correct any potential problems within the department and its structure and when reviewed with the Graphic Design Team Lead.

Ensure your work always adheres to the ‘brands look and feel’ and have the confidence to raise when this is in question.

You, The candidate

Are you a strong communicator with excellent problem solving skills who is adept to change.

Do you consider yourself to have the below

Degree/relevant level of qualification / equivalent experience in Graphic Design

Must be proficient in reporting and data analysis

Excellent attention to detail

Intermediate to advance proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite – Illustrator/Photoshop/In-Design/ Acrobat Pro

Must have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

Must be highly self-motivated to set and achieve goals

Possess the ability to work to a very high standard whilst under pressure

Passion and enthusiasm for design, with a creative flair

A flexible approach when working in a team

Good presentation skills and the confidence to explain and sell ideas

Time management skills and the ability to cope with several projects at once

Accuracy and attention to detail when finalising designs

Being open to feedback and willing to make changes to your designs

Effective networking skills to build contacts.


Work experience in the Arts and Crafts industry, preferred

Drawing skills would be advantageous

If you feel you possess the above qualities, please contact the our HR team and let us know you want to be part of the Ellison team.

Why join our team?

Employee assistance programme

Free Parking

Office perks – Ice cream van/burger visit, Graze care packages

Discretionary Bonus incentives

Communications forum

Modern and creative office space – Beanbags

Open, honest yet supportive culture – we thrive on innovation


22 days holidays – increasing with length of service

Modern equipment

Flexible working

Development opportunities and attractive succession

Involved C-Suite

Mental Health First Aiders

Excellent Staff discount

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