Now Hiring: Graphic Production Designer

Company Overview

Consolidus is an innovative and rapidly growing promotional products and technology firm based in downtown Akron as a member business of the Bounce Innovation Hub. By combining the innovative use of technology to better service customers and manage supply chain with the principles of direct marketing, Consolidus has positioned itself to drive change and to become a leader in the $25 billion promotional products industry. Consolidus services customers both locally and nationally including the network of Army ROTC battalions and Air Force ROTC detachments located on college campuses nationwide. Consolidus works with top quality local organizations including Akron Children’s Hospital, The University of Akron, Ohio University, the Better Business Bureau, and others.

With a special emphasis on cultivating a team atmosphere, part of Consolidus’ mission is to improve the quality of work life for each of our associates in a positive and profound way. Consolidus offers a positive and professional work environment with considerable opportunity for growth and advancement. Consolidus was named Top Ten Fastest Growing Distributor in the US (among an industry of 25,000), and an Inc. 5000, Inner City 100, and Weatherhead 100 Fastest Growing Company, as well as, a Best Workplace in Ohio, by Ohio Business Magazine.

Position Overview

In this role, you will assist in a variety of graphic design duties that aid in daily workflow for our fast-growing promotional products company. You will work with both our experienced in-house designers and off-site designers to ensure we are creating brand- friendly and visually appealing artwork proofs for custom branded and print products for our clients. It will be your job to coach our customers and off-site designers on the brands and provide creative instruction. A secondary role will include licensing management. You will learn licensing compliances and lead the monthly reporting. This job requires an incredible eye for detail.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create and review artwork proofs for orders within the same day of the request (orders will include promotional products, banners and displays, branded apparel, and print)
  • Work directly with customers and suppliers to ensure design and imprint accuracy in a fast and efficient manner
  • Work daily in our proprietary online management system to ensure orders are moving quickly and accurately
  • Create print ready artwork from approved proof files and send to decorators
  • Upload virtual product images for orders once artwork is approved
  • Communicate with clients about brand standards and imprint methods (screen printing, embroidery, digital printing)
  • Support company marketing efforts by designing marketing pieces, including direct mail, banners, etc.
  • Support and direct the efforts of our in-house and out-sourced graphic design team
  • Learn the licensing protocol and ensure accurate and timely reporting

Candidate Requirements

  • 3-5+ years’ experience in graphic design
  • Skilled in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have the ability to work directly with customers and create an outstanding customer experience
  • Must be reliable with strong attendance and punctuality
  • Hardworking, good attitude, open communicator
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong time-management skills with a track record of high productivity and meeting deadlines
  • High degree of comfort with technology
  • Ability to strategically think and analyze the needs of customers
  • Excellent business sense, problem solving and analytical skills

Job Type:

Full-time

Pay:

$35,000.00 – $40,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Akron, OH 44311: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Graphic Design: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Adobe Illustrator: 1 year (Preferred)

We’re also hiring for:

Director of Finance and Administration

About Consolidus Consolidus is a leading innovation company offering a streamlined, Internet-based solution for companies purchasing promotional merchandise. Our lean technology management system enables users to consolidate the purchase of branded apparel,...

Senior Bookkeeper

Consolidus is seeking a full-time Bookkeeper/Office Admin for immediate hire. Excel knowledge is a must. QuickBooks experience is preferred.

To apply for this job email your details to hr@consolidus.com

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