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Stiles Machinery Graphic Designer in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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POSITION SUMMARY

We are looking for a creative, detail oriented, organized, and enthusiastic individual to join our marketing team and champion the Stiles Machinery brand. As a key role in the marketing department, the Graphic Designer will be responsible for all aspects of graphics development, including creative concept, editing and project coordination. This role is a mix of creative work and project coordination, ensuring brand consistency is maintained.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Oversee the ideation and design/creation of all graphic projects across the organization. This includes things like product brochures, social graphics, event flyers, web graphics, presentations, print and digital advertisements, email templates and more.

  • Create project plans and schedules to ensure deadlines are met. This includes allocating appropriate resources to each project to ensure it stays within budget.

  • Manage annual print and graphic budget in coordination with overall marketing budget.

  • Provide production coordination for marketing promotion and communication projects with internal stakeholders, vendors, freelance designers, developers and print service groups

  • Communicate with internal/external teams, regarding project deliverables and details, accumulating needed information to complete projects

  • Present finalized ideas and concepts to internal stakeholders

  • Continually monitor and report project progress to all stakeholders and marketing manager

  • Proofread to produce accurate, consistent and high-quality work

  • Keep records of the key aspects of projects

  • Oversee print production and vendor coordination

  • Write, edit, design and proof content on a variety of projects and plans, as assigned

  • Monitor the design of social graphics, develop e-mail newsletters, brochures, signs and other print materials

  • Coordinate photography and video production for corporate purposes

  • Participate in promotional activities as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design or equivalent work experience. Must have 3-5 years as an independent contractor, an agency or an in-house department. Experience in the B2B marketing field is preferred.

  • Must submit portfolio of work with resume.

    SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Microsoft Office Suite

  • Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom

  • Exceptional communication, organizational and writing skills

  • Experience working with third-party vendors and printing companies

  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously and working with deadlines

  • Ability to think creatively and bring innovative solutions to marketing challenges

  • Familiarity with marketing tactics, creative development and modern marketing and design technology

  • Ambitious, easy to work with, good sense of humor and positive attitude

  • Photography and/or videography skills a plus but not required

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Typical Office Environment

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