Creative Designer

Date: Jul 9, 2024

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5202

Company: Grainger Businesses


Work Location Type: Hybrid 


As a leading industrial distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom, We Keep The World Working® by serving more than 4.5 million customers worldwide with products delivered through innovative technology and deep customer relationships. With 2023 sales of $16.5 billion, we’re dedicated to providing value for customers, fostering an engaging culture for team members and driving strong financial results.


Our welcoming workplace enables you to learn, grow and make a difference by keeping businesses running and their people safe. As a 2024 Glassdoor Best Place to Work and a Great Place to Work-Certified™ company, we’re looking for passionate people to join our team as we continue leading the industry over our next 100 years.



Position Details:

Creative Designer — Concept, design and edit for the web, a wide variety of direct mail pieces, tradeshows and other multi-channel marketing with strong application skills and great conceptual ability. Work closely with marketing team members, planners and business partners to identify market objectives and the strategies to meet them. Brainstorm and design against moderately complex campaign objectives to develop concepts with creative team. Implement objectives into effective marketing communications.


You will report to the Manager, Creative Design.


Please note that this a Hybrid role, which requires in-person attendance in Lake Forest, IL headquarters 


You Will:

  • Interpret campaign objectives to concept and develop impactful creative solutions for multi-channel integrated campaigns
  • Articulate and present concepts in visual, written and verbal form
  • Form and apply the voice and design best-practices across all segments and channels to ensure consistent execution
  • Apply design and production processes and tools for continuous improvement
  • Adhere to schedules and maintain quality work
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with internal and external partners

You Have:

  • 3+ years professional experience
  • BA/BS/BFA required (MA a plus) in visual communications, graphic design, advertising, marketing, or communications-related field
  • Demonstrated success in a large multi-channel organization and/or agency 
  • Comprehensive design/production/editing skills for multi-channel direct response marketing
  • Functional knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite – (InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of CMS, email development, HTML and CSS



Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet team members' individual needs. Check out the highlights below and review all our benefits at

  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and pet insurance plans and 6 free sessions each year with a licensed therapist to support your emotional wellbeing
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • 6% company contribution to a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan each pay period, no match required
  • Employee discounts, tuition reimbursement, student loan refinancing and free access to financial counseling, education and tools
  • Maternity support programs, nursing benefits, and up to 14 weeks paid leave for birth parents and up to 4 weeks paid leave for non-birth parents


We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.


We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment that includes both providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities during the application and hiring process as well as throughout the course of one’s employment.  With this in mind, should you need a reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please advise us so that we can provide appropriate assistance.