Escalade Sports is looking for a graphic designer to join a growing full-service in-house creative team that drives the marketing of 45+ Internationally recognized and industry leading brands.

We are looking for someone who is forward thinking and motivated by tight deadlines and challenges. An ideal candidate is excited and passionate about designing and producing great consumer focused branding, packaging, and displays. We are looking for someone who actively stays on top of trends and desires to continue learning and growing.

Job Purpose

The Graphic Designer is responsible for the design of creative solutions and production services pertaining to the Marketing and Communication needs of Escalade Sports and its category leading brands.

Essential Duties / Responsibilities

  • Create the design and approach of all printed advertising, promotional, and marketing materials including but not limited to annual catalogs, publications, advertisements, point-of-sale materials, point-of-purchase displays, packaging, email templates and large format printing such as banners and billboards
  • Develop branding, brand standards, and logos for new or re-branded product lines
  • Outline and retouch product photography, and develop custom vector illustrations
  • Work within existing brand standards to create best possible design solutions
  • Prepare rough sketches to better communicate and discuss design directions
  • Be conscious of budget in order to design and produce finished goods within budget
  • Present concepts and finished pieces to team and brand managers for approval
  • Brainstorm with the creative team and product managers – provide creative design/direction/ideas for many different mediums
  • Attend photo and video shoots to aid in direction of shoots
  • Write headlines, body copy and scripts when required
  • Research competitors in order to better steer and positively differentiate creative decisions

Qualifications & Requirements

  • 4+ years of design experience on an agency or in-house design team
  • Exceptional portfolio of professional projects demonstrating creativity and unique graphic solutions
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat) and a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Mac and PC).
  • The ability to multitask and prioritize in a deadline driven environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organization and planning skills
  • Packaging design and Point Of Purchase materials experience is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of web design, photography and videography skills are a plus.

Escalade Sports

If you’re interested in joining an award winning in-house creative team, please submit your cover letter, resume, and a link to an online portfolio/samples of your work to employment@escaladeinc.com.

Escalade Sports is a growing global company – being recognized for its growth on a national level.  More information about Escalade Sports and it’s 45+ category leading national brands can be found at www.escaladesports.com.

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