We are an ambitious team based in Chicago, focused on delivering eTextbooks more simply and affordably. Most of us at RedShelf were students not long ago and have experience with both paper and digital textbooks. This has allowed us to look critically at how software can be used to create eTextbooks that help students study, learn, and ultimately achieve their academic goals!We provide digital content from the world’s leading academic publishers, consumer trade publishers, self-publishers and a variety of other content creators. Our close partnerships with publishers and college bookstores have positioned RedShelf to bring affordable digital course materials to students and professors like you across the country.Our BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) technology is accessible on any web-browser based device with no requirement to use a dedicated reader or download an application. With familiar tools such as bookmarking, highlighting, and note-taking, our eTextbook software allows students to study and learn like they would with paper. Our software also allows for digital advances, such as keyword search, dictionary look-up, and 24/7 access from nearly any device.

Graphic Designer at RedShelf

Job Summary:

RedShelf is a higher-ed tech startup based in the heart of River North. Our main priority is to help transition learning materials, such as textbooks, from the current print products into much evolved digital eTextbooks. Over the past 4 years we have seen over 400% YOY growth. Our team currently consists of 45 incredibly talented RedShelfers but we need more talented team members to continue take on the amazing opportunities we have slated for 2017.

We are looking for a talented, passionate, and eager Graphic Designer looking to make an impact in a high growth company. The Graphic Designer will responsible for thinking creatively to produce latest ideas and innovative high quality graphic design using wide range of media product and tools.


  • Support RedShelf’s profitability efforts by focusing on the efficient, accurate and timely completion of the assigned creative design activities
  • Redesign and guide the creative strategy for the overall look-and-feel of the company's brand and product suite
  • Design all marketing collateral, i.e. banner ads, marketing collateral, web pages, trade show materials, email marketing assets, and demo videos
  • Edit and build responsive web pages
  • Act as a jack of all trades with photography, video, audio, editing, copywriting and other duties as needed
  • Meets quality standards for all assigned deliverables and makes recommendations to Management for improvements in creative design concepts, tools, processes and/or assigned tasks
  • Developing the ability to take a job from conception to completion
  • Ensures designs are within the specifications and concepts determined by the Director of Marketing
  • Perform other duties assigned by manager

Required Skills

  • Expert in Adobe Creative Suite applications
  • Proficient in CSS/ HTML and UX/ UI standards
  • A trained design eye with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to establish and maintain brand standards
  • Ability to meet demanding deadlines, accept direction, embrace change while maintaining an open mind, positive attitude, and is flexible and adaptable in the face of ambiguity
  • Ability to clearly articulate your design recommendations through written, verbal and visual communication
  • Ability to identify areas of improvements in creative design concepts, tools, processes and/or assigned tasks
  • Proven aptitude for quick creative thinking, acute attention to detail and self-discipline to review your own work
  • 3 to 5 years of experience as an in-house designer, in an agency setting, or similar fast-paced, demanding environment with moderate supervision
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design preferred or equivalent creative art background with design capabilities

**Check out some of our favorite team moments to get a better idea of the people of RedShelf! http://blog.redshelf.com/new-blog/redshelfs-best-of-2015 **

EEO Statement:

RedShelf is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Women, people of color, individuals with a disability, veterans, and others who would enrich the diversity of RedShelf are encouraged to apply.

Company Reviews

"I've been working at RedShelf for nearly 3.5 years. In that time I have been exposed to opportunities, projects and conversations most young professionals can only dream for. RedShelf is a fast-paced, learn-on-the-go atmosphere. You have the opportunity to work alongside bright minds in a collaborative environment that caters to individuals' professional growth."
Gordon Elson
Sales & Customer Care Director
at RedShelf
"My colleagues at RedShelf are some of the smartest, most personable, and highly motivated individuals I've had the pleasure of collaborating with! The fun and vibrant team culture first drew me to the company and makes it both exciting and enjoyable to go to work each day. The last thing I'll say is each person on the team has the amazing opportunity to make real impact, both in the development of her or his individual role and on the company as a whole."
Briana Haguewood
Publisher Relations Manager
at RedShelf
"Working at a startup like RedShelf is as demanding as it is rewarding. We’re building products that end up in the hands of students and professors across the nation. Being a part of something that big in such an established industry is really exciting.”
Drew Bollinger
Front-end Software Engineer
at RedShelf
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Why work with us
RedShelf is a digital textbook distributor and provider working with over 500 college bookstores and 2000 content creators to spur digital adoption on campuses world-wide. With a team of 45, we have established a very unique company culture that shines in everything we do. From our "all hands on deck" approach for sales meetings to our unique 1:1 meetings with our developing staff, we find that communication is key in keeping our culture. Our ambitious team enjoys the environment of RedShelf where they can learn, grow and work towards purposeful contribution and individual success.
Perks & Benefits
Passionate team impacting the education industry
Competitive compensation packages including company stock options
Annual RedShelf Retreats
Onsite and offsite events; happy hours, intramural sports, volunteering, office bags tournaments
Growth opportunities, impact our business and grow professioinally as quickly as the company has
Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance

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