Graphic Designer @ Varyer | Varyer

☞ Graphic Designer ☜

This full-time position will work alongside Varyer’s team and its partners to play an important role from concept through execution within a wide range of projects. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about exploring and defining design opportunities while also having a collaborative spirit with a flexible mindset, lending itself to tackling a nuanced variety of design challenges. We’re looking for someone with great taste who is good-humored, unpretentious, unafraid to share ideas, and eager to pitch in. This individual holds their work to the highest standard and is passionate about the evolution of their practice. The role reports to Varyer’s principals, offers competitive health and dental benefits, 401K, and is based in Chicago.

We work together in the office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and we’re remote on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. We are only accepting applications from those fully vaccinated against COVID-19. ALAANA and BIPOC, women, non-binary, and LGBTQIA+ individuals to the front.


  • Develop, define and present design concepts and creative ideas for a broad array of client engagements and internal needs

  • Ideate, design and produce from concept through execution for digital/interactive, print, experiential, retail & packaging, editorial/content and more according to set deadlines and standards

  • Participate in and lead brainstorms with team and partners

  • Help lead the creation of pitches for new business

  • Monitor and oversee design-related production timelines and approvals with 3rd party vendors alongside project managers

  • Report project status, risks and progress proactively and as needed


  • 3-5 years of previous experience as a designer in a creative environment

  • Strong portfolio that attests to a diverse background of projects

  • Strong visual/design skills and literacy, and an elevated sense of layout, form, color and typography

  • Solid experience with design applications (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign mandatory, other Adobe apps a plus), Figma, and Keynote

  • Our project management ecosystem involves Slack, Basecamp, Trello, Google Drive, Dropbox, and with some clients, Asana. A literacy with these tools or the ability to get up to speed quickly on them is required.

  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects in a high pressure environment

  • Experience connecting brand strategy to singular initiatives and deliverables

  • Positive attitude, collaborative working style, articulate presentation skills, and an extreme attention to detail

  • Compassion, empathy, tolerance and inclusiveness are required traits

  • Bonus skills: copywriting, photography, motion graphics

About Varyer:

Varyer is a creative studio and brand advisory that builds relationships around brave ideas, and works to find the most imaginative and focused voices of their partners. Founded in Chicago almost 4 years ago, Varyer has a unique pedigree of expertise that informs their offerings of creative services, brand advisory, content strategy, and experience design.

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