Comfort Research
November 19, 2018
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Job Type


Comfort Research, "Home of the Big Joe", is looking for a Senior Graphic Designer.  This position will be the most senior spot on a talented team of creatives, with a project coordination role included.  Working on solutions to grow the Big Joe brand, some projects included will be retail packaging, specific market collateral, front end web graphic design, promotion and trade show design, participation and execution of marketing events, video concepting, and supervising the team’s schedule to ensure that all projects are completed within scope.  In general, responsible for conceptualization, creative development and implementation of the design needs of the brand.


Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Responsible for the conceptualization and implementation of design and print production, retail in-store marketing, and digital materials for the brand.
  • Manage a portfolio of projects to ensure that they are completed on time and within scope.
  • Work with team and leadership to create ongoing campaigns to support the growth of Big Joe
  • Support and collaborate with the marketing team in concepting and procuring all visual assets.
  • Uphold graphic and brand standards while leading multiple projects from concept through production.
  • Create compelling designs and concepts that support the consumer experience
  • Organize all necessary artwork and mechanicals for release to vendors.
  • Develop and execute marketing events including trade shows and guerilla marketing events
  • Work with Web team to ensure brand collateral is readily available
  • Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.


Here’s what we need you to have

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent military experience required.
  • 7+ years of graphic design experience
  • Project Management skills or experience
  • Mentor, educate, and support other Visual Designers in both creative and technical areas.
  • Continually evaluate and collaborate to improve creative and technical processes.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects/tasks of varying complexities, meet deadlines, and work well under pressure.
  • Direct photo shoots
  • Proven ability to research and translate design trends into graphic concepts that communicate clearly to the customer.
  • Proficient in graphic design software.
  • Must be able to work autonomously as well as part of a team.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong project and time management skills, and attention to detail while simultaneously managing multiple projects.
  • Ability to handle a fluid work environment where priorities change based on customer demand.


Who we are:

Comfort Research is a leader in innovative and affordable design and manufacturing. At Comfort Research, the pace is fast, the work is anything but boring, and the result is always more comfort for all.

As we've grown, we've continued to be recognized as a Great place to Work - and we've remained committed to building a positive culture and creating a dynamic, fun atmosphere. We believe in hard work and we live by our core values of: Finding a Better Way, Doing the Right Thing, and Expecting the Best from Each Other and Ourselves. We live these values by rewarding the creativity, honesty, and hard work of our ambassadors.

We've listened to the growing demand for quality, modern, leading-edge lifestyle products and have responded with a band! Today, you can find our products at all your favorite retailers, like Walmart, Meijer, Bed, Bath and Beyond, and Amazon (to name a few); but that's just the beginning.

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