Sr. Graphic Designer - 10563

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Date: Jan 8, 2019

Location: Mesa, AZ, US, 85210

Company: Empire

Requisition #: 10563 

Shift : 1 

Start Time :  8:00 am 

End Time :  5:00 pm 

Schedule Days : Monday - Friday 

Position Status: Full Time (40 hrs week) 

Job Summary

Empire, an authorized Caterpillar dealer, is looking for a talented Sr. Graphic Designer to join one of the top family-owned companies in Arizona. As the primary Graphic Designer, you will be responsible for both creative development and production design of all campaigns across multiple brands. You will collaborate with our fast-paced marketing team on a range of projects including presentations, web graphics, email, promotional items, signage, and print collateral – with an emphasis on campaign materials, brochures and in-house publications. The ideal candidate is high-energy with the ability to implement established brand guidelines while still innovating and pushing design boundaries.



Essential Functions

  1. Works with marketing department and may meet with internal clients to determine marketing and communication needs.  Develops 2-3 concepts of possible visual solutions and gains consensus from internal clients prior to developing complete designs.
  2. Reviews project requirements, evaluates creative need, and initiates the creative development to meet client goals and objectives.
  3. Responsible for meeting deadlines, designing, editing and publishing documents as well as obtaining necessary approvals under tight deadlines and within budget.
  4. Prepare print-ready files, obtain print quotes and work with printers to assure print quality and delivery of finished job on time. Interface with printers, complete all necessary production activities, and attend final print checks when appropriate.
  5. Works with the marketing team and/or vendors to assist in the design and maintenance of websites, brochures, collateral materials, logos, videos, presentations, point of purchase/retail signage, and digital marketing.
  6. Applies brand standards, integrates corrections/recommendations and rework orders to achieve total satisfaction.
  7. Coordinates and secures art from internal and external resources while adhering to prescribed budgets.
  8. Works safely at all times.  Adheres to all applicable safety policies.  Complies with all company policies, procedures and standards.

Additional Responsibilities

  1. Be a team player and be willing to work flexible work hours as events or special projects dictate.
  2. Take digital product and site photographs and performs color corrections and image editing.
  3. Maintain and archive the image library.  Repurpose and format files according to project requirements.    
  4. Remain knowledgeable of market and industry trends, competitors, and creative best practices.
  5. Manage and record assigned work in project management program.
  6. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  7. Works within and promotes corporate values.

Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  1. Strong graphic application knowledge and skills in Adobe Creative Suite applications, including Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  2. Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications, including PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  3. Understands and able to use Macintosh and PC based systems.
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  5. Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment with high volume of on-going projects and very fast turn-around times. 
  6. Ability to simulatenously work on multiple projects.
  7. Excellent design and typography skills with demonstrated conceptual ability.       
  8. Highly creative thinker who can thrive in a fast-paced environment; self starter with a positive attitude.
  9. A quick learner and willing to take on new training and skill sets, as needed.
  10. Strong attention to detail, problem solving and internal communications.
  11. Open and receptive to constructive feedback and able to make multiple rounds of revisions to meet client needs.
  12. Ability to maintain consistent attendance.

Education and Experience

  1. Proof of high school diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
  2. BA in Graphic Design or similar degree.
  3. Minimum 3 years experience in graphic design work
  4. Experience working in an Agency preferred.   
  5. Must be able to communicate (speak, read, comprehend, write) in English.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and talk or hear.
  2. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop and kneel.
  3. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  4. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and outside weather conditions.
  2. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat.
  3. The noise level in the work environment is usually office moderate.


Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. The roles and objectives of this job do not include setting corporate policy, and does not constitute a managing agent of the company.


Empire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call 480-633-5440 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


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