Graphic Designer

Reports To: Art Director Salary: Contingent on Level of Experience Education: BA in Design, Communications, or Visual Arts with 3+ Years Experience Language: English Work Authorization: United States Geography: Must live within commuting distance of Sayreville, NJ 08872 Relocation Offered: No

Who We Are

Costello Creative Group (CCG) is a NJ-based multi-disciplinary boutique creative marketing and design studio. The firm provides creative solutions that help B2B growth-seeking industrial manufacturers and distributors crystalize their message, modernize their identity and present a next-level digital experience. This elevated perception helps attract ideal prospects and retain key customers while making their organizations more desirable to skilled talent.

Whether it’s an executive, marketer, or business owner, they recognize that their organization’s leaving money on the table due to poor optics — an unfortunate result of dated, clumsy, and diluted branding. By following our ‘4x Model’ of discovery and implementation, they’re able to develop modern communications that create powerful awareness, cultivate brand trust, demonstrate authority, and build lasting relationships.

Our most successful engagements are with companies that want to grow and have ongoing multi-channel marketing needs. Most importantly, our clients recognize that their time is better spent elsewhere than DIY’ing marketing tactics and implementation.

Driven by our core values while harnessing a business owner’s mentality to problem-solving — we pride ourselves on exemplary customer service and guaranteed same-day response. We provide direct access to our design team for concise communication using an all-hands-on-deck approach to creative ideation and collaboration.

Since we hung our shingle in 2012, we’ve proudly maintained an 80% retention rate, an A+ Accreditation by the BBB, and a 5-Star Google Rating. We’ve received over 50 happy testimonies and garnered the respect of our business community, winning over 35 awards for creative excellence.

Our Values

You absolutely must be aligned with our Core Values to be considered.

Summary

From time to time, CGG seeks to fill freelance, temp-to-hire, and full-time positions so we’re regularly collecting resumes from folks that are interested in new opportunities.

Our creative team works directly with clients as an extension of their in-house teams, so you must be experienced in providing outstanding customer service while maintaining a professional and friendly demeanor through all interactions whether in person, via phone, or email. Regardless of the role, you’ll be required to juggle numerous projects at once, so having the ability to prioritize and shift gears quickly to meet deadlines is a must. We work in a fast-paced environment and it’s critical to maintain a high level of quality across all projects.

A positive attitude and sense of humor facilitate the many opportunities for personal growth that CCG has to offer. Be ready to expand your existing skills by working collaboratively on a range of ambitious and innovative projects to help our team produce the best work possible in order to satisfy our client’s business goals and objectives. CCG’s vision is to scale and you just may be an integral part of our company’s success and future growth.

If you apply for this position, don’t forget to mention your favorite food as a child under the ‘Tell us why you’re an amazing fit!’ section.

Qualifications

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in graphic design (visual communications)
  • Have 3+ years of work experience in a creative design position with a knowledge of print production 
  • Be self-motivated, innovative with the ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment 
  • Be highly organized and possess the ability to multi-task and handle multiple overlapping jobs
  • Have strong concepting and sketching skills
  • Be stable under pressure and have the drive and willingness to learn and accept creative critique
  • Be detail orientated, and have good communication skills; both written and verbal 
  • Be a problem solver and design for a both a specialized and diverse audience
  • Have an artistic flair, think outside of the box, and understand (and adopt) the latest design trends
  • Have the ability to interpret and execute on a design brief
  • Be reliable and take pride in the quality of your work
  • Work both individually and in a team environment

Responsibilities

  • Have strong design aesthetics
  • Be able to conceptualize and design of a wide range of materials for print and digital applications 
  • Be responsive to client feedback with the ability to understand client goals
  • Be able to understand and clearly follow brand guidelines
  • Prepare rough drafts, concepts, and present ideas 
  • Source stock photography as projects require it
  • Retouch photography for optimal results
  • Manage backend of website, make updates, and create mockups for portfolio
  • Manage client proofing software and secure file sharing system
  • Estimate new projects
  • Delegate work and manage freelancers
  • Be able to immerse themselves within our specialty industries
  • Troubleshoot software, hardware, and output systems; communicate with tech support
  • Streamline digital workflows when possible and share tips & tricks with the team
  • Research various technology, apps, software, and other tech platforms in an effort to improve efficiencies
  • Manage Clients and expectations
  • Order studio materials as needed 
  • Maintain a neat and organized workspace
  • Attend and contribute to client meetings
  • Liaise with online vendors and upload artwork for final output
  • Communicate regularly with local vendors and trusted partners
  • Maintain digital assets and organized file versioning processes within Dropbox
  • Assist Clients with day to day file requests

Software

Proficient in a Macintosh environment with technical knowledge of Adobe® Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Dimension). Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel). Apple Pages, Keynote and Numbers. After Effects is not required but a huge plus.

Benefits

We hope that working with a high-level creative team and friendly Clients in exciting industries is beneficial enough, but we add the following toppings to our sundae anyway.

  • Brand NEW Studio Space!
  • Health Insurance
  • IRA Match
  • PTO/Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Education Subsidizing
  • … and more

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