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Creative Studio Designer

Fred & Friends k

Pawtucket, RI

Jun 23
Job Description

Fred & Friends is looking to add a clever and skilled Creative Designer to its growing, Rhode Island-based studio. This is a full-time, in-house position.

The ideal candidate will be multidisciplinary, having an exceptionally strong portfolio showing both illustrative and typographic design, along with technical proficiencies in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

Key responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
• Work with the Fred studio to generate a range of innovative and inspired concepts for product and packaging design
• Be able to effectively and persuasively communicate your conceptual ideas and design rationale both verbally and visually
• Work collaboratively with the Fred studio to create images and videos of products and packaging for seasonal marketing materials
• Work closely with the Fred Category Managers to help translate design concepts and details to overseas manufacturers with clear, concise direction

Candidates should possess the following:
• Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or equivalent experience
• 1 to 3 years related design work experience
• Strong sketching, design and visualization skills
• Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite – Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
• Strong sense of typography – you know when to use it, and when to hold back
• Comfortable and competent in collateral design
• Experience with digital photography and lighting
• Intuitive eye for design, innovating thinking, and a genuine love for creative work
• Stays current on industry trends and best practices
• Is self-motivated, detail-oriented and well-organized
• Adapts quickly to rapidly changing needs within the studio
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Great team collaborator, but also excels independently

Candidates with the following experience will get noticed:
• Packaging and collateral design, especially in the gift industry
• Knowledge of printing processes and materials
• Illustration and strong sketching skills
• Product design experience a plus
• Experience with overseas production
• Content creation experience for web and social media, including email marketing, and video
• Sense of humor, always a plus

Application Details

• Applicants must be US residents
• Email resume and portfolio samples with your best work to
• Please save in PDF format, and limit submissions to 10MB in size
• No phone calls, please. Call your mother instead… she never hears from you anymore.

Fred & Friends

Since 2004, Fred has been a leader in the giftware industry, creating clever and well-designed products that put a smile on your face. We design and manufacture fun, innovative gifts, home goods, and personal items to specialty retailers worldwide. The company is located one minute north of Providence, in sunny Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Check out what we do at and view our office photos here:

Fred’s independent design studio is small in size, but big on ideas. You will have the unique opportunity to work on a wide range of creative projects. We do everything in-house, from product ideation and design, to packaging and marketing materials. We encourage everyone in the studio to contribute ideas and collaborate in the product-development process.