POSITION TITLE                 Graphic Designer

REPORTS TO                        Marketing Supervisor

POSITION SUMMARY

This position plays a pivotal role in creating compelling visual concepts and designs that elevate Cortec’s brand across various digital and print platforms. This position requires a creative individual with a keen eye for design, strong technical skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively with internal teams and external vendors.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Conceptualization and Design:
    • Create visual concepts using software and/or by hand to communicate ideas effectively.
    • Develop layouts and designs for advertisements, brochures, tradeshows, logos, websites, packaging, merchandise, large format graphics, photo editing, infographics, and illustrations.
  • Collaboration and Communication:
    • Collaborate closely with the Executive team, marketing, sales, lab, and technical departments to understand project requirements and translate them into visually appealing designs.
    • Confer with clients to discuss design concepts and determine layout design based on their needs and vision.
  • Brand Maintenance and Development:
    • Maintain and evolve Cortec’s visual identity including the corporate logo, trademark, and visual media standards.
    • Ensure consistency of brand across all digital platforms and printed materials.
  • Project Management:
    • Manage and organize the archive of all Cortec artwork and design documents.
    • Facilitate the development and creation of graphics for external vendors, Cortec distributors, and sales representatives.
  • Technical Proficiency:
    • Utilize high-end retouching, pre-press, and proofing techniques.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of printing methods, paper, and other printable substrates to produce print-ready materials.
  • Professional Development:
    • Stay updated with design trends, software, and technology to enhance skills and creativity.
    • Participate in team brainstorming sessions to generate innovative design concepts.

 

Secondary Job Accountabilities

  • Other related duties as assigned.

 

Job Specifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field required.

Experience: Minimum of two years’ experience in design and production, with a strong portfolio demonstrating proficiency in both print and digital media. Experience in chemical or related industries is a plus.

 

Skills

Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite software (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

Proficient in office administrative software such as Microsoft 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams) and Basecamp.

Strong understanding of layout, typography, color theory, and branding.

Excellent communication and presentation skills.

Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.

Ability to recommend and collaborate with outside agencies and vendors as needed.

Familiarity with digital marketing strategies and campaigns is advantageous.

 

Competencies

Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

Independence — Job requires developing one’s own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.

Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.

 

Supervises                                         None

Exempt/Non-Exempt                   Exempt

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