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Title:  Retail Experience Designer - Remote

Req ID:  3408
Job Category:  Marketing

Sacramento, CA, US, 95814

Dare to Dream


We are one of North America’s largest bedding manufacturers, the company behind the Serta, Beautyrest, Simmons and Tuft & Needle brands.


Giving people great sleep is the ultimate aim of everything we do. We work tirelessly – so the world can rest easy. And we’ve been doing just that for well over a century.


​​SSB’s in-house creative team specializes in strategy, design and execution of branded programs and content that connects our brands with consumers across all touchpoints.


We’re in search of a Retail Experience Designer to join our growing in-house creative team. The ideal candidate is a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary designer with an eye for visual details and a passion for solving customer problems. The Retail Experience Designer develops creative across multiple platforms supporting our retail partners and Direct to Consumer business. They will help drive the development of our brands by ensuring that creative briefs are fully explored with new ideas and delivered to the highest standards.


This role reports to the Associate Creative Director - Packaging, Partnerships & Retail, and partners closely with copywriters, designers, project managers and partners across brand marketing, brand strategy and new product development.

What You'll Do:


  • Work on multiple retail experience projects simultaneously. From kickoff to final delivery, proactively seek clarity and solve challenges when faced with design challenges.
  • Create and curate innovative retail experiences, including: signage, mattress headboards and foot protectors, interactive demos and displays, packaging, fixtures, furniture, and decor.
  • Meet with internal partners to review creative briefs to understand direction and project scope.
  • Produce renderings of retail experiences, fixtures, and packaging that help partners and stakeholders to envision the concept. 3D rendering capabilities preferred.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with copywriters, project managers, creative directors, brand partners, and external partners and agencies.
  • Use data and research to inform design decisions that generate increasingly effective creative.
  • Participate in ideation sessions, store visits, and organize info and inspiration into mood boards and presentations.
  • Help the team source vendors, materials, furniture, and decor in support of creative projects.
  • Seek innovative ways to increase efficiency, reduce cost, reduce waste, and increase our environmental sustainability.
  • Demonstrate the capability to lead large projects such as trade shows, launches of national product lines, and complex interactive experiences.
  • Present work regularly to stakeholders and external partners.
  • Maintain a strong understanding of brand positioning and the role design plays in championing brand development.
  • Stay up-to-date on current design trends and tools.

What You'll Bring:


  • 3+ years of experience designing for retail, packaging, or related print applications.
  • Ability to clearly articulate design decisions & problems with excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, and willingness to take on new challenges and risks.
  • Comfortable in a growing, fast-paced, self-starter environment.
  • Track record of being an independent, collaborative partner who can handle multiple projects with minimal oversight.
  • Strong typography, visual, graphic and experiential design sensibilities.
  • Strong conceptual thinking and attention to detail.
  • Outstanding organizational, time management, and prioritization skills; can be highly productive with limited direction and sometimes ambiguous challenges.
  • Ability to work quickly in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Ability to create 3D renders is preferred.
  • A portfolio demonstrating exceptional design and storytelling skills across multiple media channels: print, digital, packaging, experiential, etc.

Job Factors/Work Environments


  • 0-15% travel
  • Able to travel to industry shows and conventions

Come Dream With Us!


When you join Serta Simmons Bedding, you become part of our 220-year legacy of sleep solutions with endless opportunities to impact our future for centuries to come.


Once you’re here, you’ll be part of a winning company that invests and supports our team members’ career journeys.  We offer competitive benefits, job training, learning and development, and other employee perks such as our employee discount on all products.




Employees are required to comply with COVID policies established by a vendor or customer.


It is our policy to abide by all federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination, with respect to all terms and conditions of employment, based solely on a person’s race, color, religious creed/religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, disability, age, military status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping or expression), medical condition genetic information (including family medical history), or any other protected status except where a reasonable, bona fide occupational qualification exists.


SSB will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees who need them, as required by law.


The hiring salary range for this position applies to where legally required, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable, as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento