American Outdoor Brands Corporation Graphic Designer in Columbia, Missouri

Under the direct supervision of the VP of Marketing, the Graphic Designer will be responsible for assisting with creative development of product packaging, print ads, catalog layout, photography and other miscellaneous materials. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, self-motivation, and experience with hunting and/or shooting accessories.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Creates the day-to-day design of graphic projects including: clipped images, logos, print, packaging design, new products guides, catalog layout/design and planograms to assure brand message is successful and the deadlines are met.

  • Designs all print advertisements, e-mail marketing campaigns as well as digital display advertisements.

  • Designs packaging and catalog creative projects from concept to completion.

  • Coordinate and partner with external marketing partners such as Agencies, external partners, and customers' marketing departments to create new and different advertisements.

  • Constructs, manages and executes assets and process for all planogram layouts.

  • Identifies and creates the new assets needed for the catalog/packaging to maintain a fresh look and feel.

  • Takes product photography shots, clips images and catalogs final images for future graphics assets.

  • Ensures projects and programs are executed efficiently and cost-effectively, as well as planned out well in advance.

  • Evaluates creative solutions for all image, advertisements, packaging and catalog related projects.

  • Evaluates creative solutions for all image, advertisements, packaging and catalog related projects.

  • Creates and oversees all brand standards and guidelines as set forth by the Director of Brand Management.

  • Manages all product images and storage structure of graphics related to our product lines.

  • Management and execution of the new graphics request procedure, constantly looking for ways to improve efficiency.

  • Creates and manages computer generated image design projects to minimize cost, and efficiently present packaging design options.

  • Aid Visual Design Team in graphic elements needed to generate creative content for the team.

  • Aid content team and social media team in content creation.

  • Maintain good housekeeping in personal area and all common areas.

  • Other duties as assigned

NOTE: This list presents only the principal duties of the position and is not intended to be comprehensive. The duties and responsibilities listed above may be changed or supplemented at any time in accordance with business needs and conditions.

Education and Experience:

  • Must have degree or 2 plus years of experience in graphic design or related field

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite software

  • Preferred degree in graphic design

  • Preferred experience with outdoor industry

  • Competent with MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Power Point)

  • Photography

  • Content management

  • Catalog design, layout and creation

Competencies and Skills:

  • Product Photography, layout, composition, lighting

  • Ability to manage many projects with hard deadlines

  • Strong organizational skills with high attention to detail.

  • Must be team oriented with the ability to work on high collaboration and performance teams

Physical Demands:

  • Regular and predictable attendance is required.

  • Some overtime as required

  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time in front of a computer.

  • Ability to move about facility and rough terrain on regular basis to perform physical activities, such as, but not limited to, lifting heavy equipment (up to 50 lbs. unassisted), bending, standing, climbing or walking.

  • Visual and hearing acuity.

NOTE: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment and Personal Protective Equipment:

  • General office environment, with some exposure to plant environment, with fork lift and other general hazards. Some exposure to outdoors, rough terrain, firearms, and lead.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled