Junior Designer

Reports To: Art Director
Salary: Contingent on Level of Experience
Education: BA in Design, Communications, or Visual Arts with 1-2 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 multi-disciplinary boutique creative marketing and design studio delivering strategy, execution, and implementation of visual communications for growth-seeking manufacturers.

We provide branding, website, design, and digital marketing solutions that help B2B businesses crystalize their message, modernize their identity, and present a consistent brand experience. This elevated perception helps retain key customers and attract ideal prospects while making their organizations more desirable to skilled talent.

Whether they’re a marketer or business owner, they recognize that their organization is leaving money on the table due to poor optics — an unfortunate result of dated, clumsy, and diluted branding. They recognize their business is losing opportunities due to superficial acts of marketing and inconsistent communications. 

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 instead of 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 40 happy testimonies and garnered the respect of our business community, winning over 30 awards for creative excellence from 6 separate organizations.

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 determination to achieve and succeed
  • The ability to meet internal and client deadlines
  • Be self-motivated and innovative with the ability to work under pressure
  • Be highly organized and possess the ability to multi-task
  • Have strong concepting and sketching skills
  • Have the drive and willingness to learn and accept critique
  • Be detail orientated and have good communication skills; both written and verbal
  • Be a problem solver and design for a diverse audience
  • An ability to think outside of the box with a motivation to improve design standards
  • Have the ability to interpret and execute on a design brief
  • Have the ability to manage projects from inception to production
  • Have an understanding of color and print production
  • Be reliable and take pride in the quality of your work
  • Work both individually and in a team environment

Accountabilities

  • Have strong design aesthetics and track their time effectively
  • Be responsive to client feedback with the ability to understand client goals
  • Be able to clearly follow brand guidelines
  • Prepare rough drafts, concepts, and present ideas
  • Be able to immerse themselves within our specialty industries
  • Maintain a neat and organized workspace
  • Maintain digital assets and organized file versioning
  • Assist senior creative staff with day to day client requests
  • Ensure consistency in brand integrity
  • Maintain and post daily to social media platforms
  • Upload various articles to WordPress blogs
  • Build and maintain email marketing campaigns
  • Be able to share ideas with the team in meetings
  • Solicit senior creative staff for feedback
  • Support the senior creative staff with:
  • Sourcing stock photography
  • Gathering and organizing project assets
  • Setting up files for print production
  • Selecting typefaces
  • Building mood boards
  • Retouching and silhouetting photography
  • Rough concepting & sketching
  • Other various production tasks

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

Ready to apply?