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Job Title: Graphic Designer 

Department: Brand Communications 

Reports To: Brand Communications Manager 

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt 

Revised Date: August 2019 

SUMMARY 

Responsible for creating professional print and digital work including packaging, advertising material, catalogs, email graphics, and brochures. Also responsible for the creative strategy and concepts for projects as assigned. 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Using the software available, the designer creates and/or updates all marketing materials including but not limited to brochures, sell sheets, flyers, inserts, bonus reports, direct mail pieces, catalogs, and packaging. 

Creates digital assets such as email blast graphics and digital advertisements. 

Creates advertisements for both trade and consumer publications. 

Prepares new product packaging mock-ups (to size) to present to management. 

Prepares presentations for management as needed. 

Arranges, takes and/or manipulates photographs for inclusion in direct mail pieces, collateral material, and/or online needs. 

Actively participates in project team meetings by contributing design and format recommendations. 

Attends photo shoots, seminars, or press checks when required. 

As needed, reviews final proofs, suggests improvements, and presents final layout to manager for approval. 

Prepares final layout for printer on paper, film, or online as well as checks proofs to make sure color, font, spacing, and images are correct. 

Responsible for the proper filing and storage of image source files. 

Maintains technical knowledge by attending design workshops/seminars, reviewing professional publications or online articles. 

Acts as the point of contact for all packaging artwork communication and edits with our headquarters in Japan (knowledge in Japanese culture and language helpful but not required). 

Works closely with the Regulatory Affairs Specialist to ensure all regulatory requirements are met for any artwork created. 

Assists the Trade Show and Events Coordinator with booth layout direction and look and feel, as well as creating booth renderings as needed. 

Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the company‚Äôs discretion. 


QUALIFICATIONS 

To perform this job successfully, this individual must have strong graphic design skills. This person will use technical knowledge of hardware and software publishing equipment (Quark, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, Dreamweaver) for digital photo manipulations, photo art direction & digital production. Designs and produces art and copy layouts for material to be presented by visual communications media such as books, magazines, newspapers, electronic media and packaging. 


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 

Bachelor of Arts/Science (BA/BS) and at least two years of related experience and/or training in graphic design. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. The ability to communicate effectively with management as well as peers to ensure design aesthetics are met. Must be competent with both PC and MAC platforms. In addition, must be proficient in Quark and Adobe Creative Suite. 


LANGUAGE SKILLS 

Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or Board of Directors. 


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS 

Ability to calculate figures and amount such as discounts, interests, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, volume, and how to convert liquid to solids. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. 


REASONING ABILITY 

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. 


PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

Ability to sit on a generally consistent basis while working on a computer and typing/designing on a keyboard. Ability to walk, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist on an intermittent or sometimes continuous basis. Ability to grasp, push, pull objects such as files, file cabinet drawers, and reach overhead. Ability to talk on and operate telephone on a professional level. Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. (usually file boxes). 


WORK ENVIRONMENT 

Fast-paced, office environment that entails juggling multiple projects simultaneously. The Graphic Designer will work primarily from his/her own cubicle/workstation, which involves sitting at a desk and working on a desktop computer for a majority of the workday. However, work environment also involves interactions with management and staff members from all levels of the organization, including Executives. Work environment may also include working offsite at vendor locations. On occasion, the Graphic Designer will be required to drive the Company vehicle to run work-related errands, or attend off-site functions. 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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