Position: Sr B2B Designer (Battle Creek)

Location: Battle Creek

Status: Full Time

Estimated Duration: Ongoing

Starts: August

Rate: $60-80K DOE (possible relo available)

Job Description:

Are you a senior level Designer who is open to full time opportunities in southwest Michigan? Do you have experience designing promotional marketing materials specific to B2B type work? Do you also have client facing ability and an understanding of marketing promotion?

One of our agency clients in Battle Creek is looking for a full time Sr Designer to join their team.

Idea candidates will have a strong portfolio showcasing their design ability for promotional type materials - i.e. point of sale, sell sheets, trade kits, etc.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Collaborate with creative team members on variety of client projects specializing in marketing and promotions, and packaging

- Develop artwork from desi gn through production

- Work within workflow framework of studio to produce top-quality creative efficiently and flawlessly

Concept Development

- Understand objectives of each assignment and participate in Creative Brief process.

- Actively contribute in brainstorms and other idea-generating exercises.

- Develop original ideas via thumbnails/sketches/digital designs.

- Ideate promotional programs and tactics.

- Collaborate/generate communication in partnership with copywriter.

Layout & Design:

- Create graphic designs for projects including point of sale, print/digital advertising, brochures, sell sheets, logos, package design, web page design, trade show exhibits, signage, outdoor advertising, etc.

- Review work with internal team and client stakeholders at each stage prior to execution. - Subsequently execute revisions, communicate details and manage assigned projects through to delivery.

Art Direction:

- Select art vendors (photographers, illustrators) as necessary; manage in collaboration with Design Director.

- Organize and lead photo shoots as needed. Provide completed digital files of layouts to, and collaborate with, Production Artist.

- Steer projects through Production while maintaining focus on creative vision of final artwork.

Client Engagement:

- Collaborate with project teams to develop client presentations.

- Present and sell creative with clarity, confidence and enthusiasm.

- Receive client input and feedback on creative work with professionalism.

- Create a positive, lasting impression for our clients.

Creative Leadership:

- Continuously upgrade personal digital art skills and stay current with design trends.

- Assist creative leadership in training/mentoring junior co-workers.

- Create a positive, lasting impression for our clients.

Position Purpose:

- Develop advanced creative work (concepts, designs, executions) that consistently meets assignment and brand objectives

- Work in productive partnership with other team members from Creative, Strategy, Account Service and Production, resulting in business/revenue growth

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

- Associate Degree in Design or related field; or Bachelors Degree

- 5+ years design experience in agency, studio or corporate environment including packaging, promotional marketing and/or in-store merchandising.

- Team player with strong communication skills capable of multi-tasking and building collaborative relationships with co-workers and client.

Software:

- Proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop and In Design; some 3-D program knowledge preferred

- Outlook, Word, Internet navigation

Design:

- Excellent concept development skills; knowledge of art production process

- Skill in use of fonts, color, composition, proportion

- Skilled in some combination of scanning, comping, rendering (traditional or digital)

Pre-Press:

- Understanding of print industry standards and practices.

*Onsite only

**Potential relocation packages TBD

If you feel you are qualified for this position please send your resume (and samples if applicable) to:

View additional job opportunities at www.creativecircle.com

Salary: US$60000 - US$80000 per year