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Graphic Designer

Company: KNIPEX Tools LP
Location: Buffalo Grove
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Job Description:

Position DescriptionGraphics Designer The KNIPEX Tools L.P. (KTLP) Graphics Designer is responsible for design, creation and preparation of various types of deliverable as a collaborator on projects within the marketing department. As a creative resource, this position will be assisting with and identifying design needs to help continuously elevate the quality of marketing collateral.
Position OverviewThis individual will be responsible for executing digital and print marketing projects which include: brochures and literature, email marketing, social media graphic elements, videos, photography, packaging design and layouts, merchandising elements, tradeshow booth graphics, maintaining a photo library, etc.
The Graphics Designer will effectively communicate with the KTLP management team, marketing team and sales department to ensure that the visual design communicates the desired message and functions successfully.
Additional responsibilities include helping the marketing department on other projects as needed, such as: developing customer advertising, tradeshow support and product launch support. The position responsibilities might vary based on candidates marketing work experience and expertise.
Position Responsibilities

  • Independently manage the creative execution of web, print and other visual communication needs of the company while maintaining good communication with the project leads.
  • Understand and execute the basics of good layout and design principles as it relates to arrangement, space, size, type, style and related aesthetics.
  • Continuously build, update and maintain the KNIPEX product graphic library. This includes photography, video, animations and artwork files, etc.
  • Manage and promote the use of brand style guides (uniform colors, fonts, icons, page format, document organization, etc.) so all communication presents a uniform look and message.
  • Manage the design and editing of video projects from concept to completion.
  • Work with other members of the marketing department to help design variations, additional creative assets, revisions, print-ready files, etc.
  • Develop, design and review packaging layouts.
  • Interface with developers and production sources regarding final production specifications.
  • Design social media posts, contests and website banners to highlight products and applications.
  • Manage the graphic details of the tradeshow marketing schedule and collaborate with the sales and marketing teams to provide sales support materials and work with outside vendors in getting final elements printed by the assigned deadlines.
  • Maintain diligent attention to detail, proofreading and an eye for quality.
  • Support the Marketing Vice President in various marketing projects as needed.
  • Maintain professional internal and external relationships that meet company core values.
  • Contribute to the team effort by accomplishing related results and participating on projects.
  • Other appropriate tasks as assigned. This is a fast-paced position that will be exposed to all marketing communications areas, no two days are the same. A willingness to pitch in whenever and wherever needed.
    Job RequirementsKnowledge
    • Proven superior graphic and web design knowledge, ability and production experience.
    • A BA degree in Graphic Design or related field.
    • 3-5 years of proven successful experience in graphic design for a consumer goods or manufacturing company with a strong portfolio of work.
    • Demonstrate working knowledge using Adobe Creative Suite (including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and Acrobat), Microsoft applications (including Word, PowerPoint and Excel).
    • Working knowledge of CSS, HTML and Javascript.
    • Demonstrable writing and marketing experience.
    • Photography experience a plus.
    • A reasonable understanding of print production processes.
    • Experience in B2B digital design.
    • Knowledge of the Industrial MRO, Electrical, HVACR or Automotive Tools and Equipment distribution channels is a plus.
    • A basic understanding of pliers, cable cutters, wire strippers, screwdrivers; what they do and how to use them is a plus.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and/or experience in marketing collateral development.
      • Strong analytical skills and ability to work independently, managing and dividing time effectively among multiple assignments while meeting established deadlines; ability to work within tight schedules with changing and conflicting priorities in a fast-paced environment.
      • Personal characteristics include: highly organized, creative spirit, self-starter with team focus, detail-oriented, understanding and adherence to deadlines.
      • Verbal, written and interpersonal skills necessary to communicate clearly and effectively with project initiators.
      • Ability and confidence to communicate at all levels with internal and external clients in a professional manner by phone, email and face to face contact.
      • Good follow through on all projects.
        Personal Attributes
        • Flexible work attitude; ability to learn new things quickly.
        • Positive attitude and trustworthy character.
        • Creative, innovative and resourceful.
        • Enjoys multitasking.
        • Dynamic friendly personality.
        • Desire to work in a global team of professionals.
        • Available for limited travel as necessary.
          Company ValuesKnowledge:
          • Improvement is GREAT. Change is GREAT. Wanting to be better is GREAT.
          • Innovate; take initiative and be curious. Learn from mistakes.
          • Continue to develop our skills; challenge ourselves and others to achieve possibilities.Teamwork:
            • First and foremost, we are a team. Our competition is outside these walls.
            • We are all role models and lead by good example.
            • Our cooperation and communication is characterized by kindness, openness, honesty, and valuing each other's contributions.Loyalty:
              • Demonstrate reliability, responsibility, and ownership - not just through words, but through actions.
              • Keep commitments; say what you will do, and do what you say.
              • Trust each other and continue to earn that trust every day.Passion:
                • Strive to achieve consistently superior quality, service, performance, productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness.
                • Take pride in our product, our company, and our people.
                • Embrace sustainable initiatives and give back to the community.

Keywords: KNIPEX Tools LP, Buffalo Grove , Graphic Designer, Design, Graphic Design & CAD , Buffalo Grove, Illinois

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